The political comedy Our Brand is Crisis stars Sandra Bullock as an American campaign strategist hired to work for a Bolivian presidential candidate. Critic Kenneth Turan has this review.
A Treasury of Great Recipes, by the famed horror film actor, was out of print for decades until this month. It turns out, Price was also a foodie with an "omnivorous appetite," his daughter tells us.
From the 1920s on, women broadcasters offered recipes, life hacks and insights for the farmer's wife. Like podcasts, their shows were often personal, off-the-cuff and right from the kitchen table.
Director Gaspar Noe manages to make his blandest feature to date despite — or as a result of — filling almost half its running time with raw, unsimulated sex.
Director David Gordon Green's loose adaptation of a documentary about American political consultants meddling in other nations works as a comedic vehicle for Sandra Bullock, but sputters as satire.
Bradley Cooper plays a chef who suffers no real consequences for acting like a jerk — an awfully common story in the world of movies about geniuses.
Director Alice Rohrwacher focuses an observant eye on a rural family with a daughter nearly ready to take flight.
A Michigan artist is creating improvised sculptures out of merchandise inside big box stores. He wants to jolt people out of their everyday surroundings. But store workers have to clean up after him.
A new movie chronicles the team of journalists who uncovered the clergy sex abuse scandal in Boston. Director Tom McCarthy and former Globe editor Walter Robinson join Fresh Air to discuss Spotlight.
Critic Bob Mondello has been doing the Time Warp longer than anyone: He saw the Rocky Horror Show onstage in London, before it became a movie, and now he reflects on 40 years of midnight madness.
Luc Sante's cultural history focuses on the darker corners of the City of Lights, and the rougher and more disreputable citizens of the French capital who, he argues, have made Paris what it is today.
Cartoonist Riad Sattouf uses a loose-limbed comic style to tell the story of his harsh early childhood in Libya, Syria and France — but the cartoony look belies the book's anger and icy cynicism.
Bill Steinfelt traded comic books for a painting of Batman in 1962. The painting, by Mel Ramos, just sold at auction for $173,000.
T.J. Stiles' biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt earned the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. Steve Inskeep talks with Stiles about his new book, Custer's Trials, on George Armstrong Custer.
During the National Gallery's first Vermeer exhibit 20 years ago, the federal government shut down twice, and a major blizzard hit the East Coast. But The Woman in Blue Reading a Letter is undeterred.
Smartphone, pop-tarts and kickstarter. All of these answers have the letters a-r-t in order. Our final round is deceivingly simple as that!
We asked our audience questions about how they would handle the end of the world. Then we put VIPs and undead experts Bruce Campbell and Lucy Lawless head-to-head to guess our audience's responses.
In our nerdy homage to Missy Elliot, every answer is a famous title or phrase, backwards.
Bruce Campbell thinks "it's about dog-gone time" that horror is mainstreaming━and so do his fans.
Pat Benatar sang about the toughest combat zone in her hit, "Love Is A Battlefield." But we've rewritten the lyrics to describe historic battles. All together now! "Waterloo is a Battlefield."