Critic Ella Taylor says Maladies — a preening art film about a mentally ill ex-actor — is a prime specimen of the blossoming sub-genre VBMWJFA, or Very Boring Movie With James Franco Attached.
With Divergent, Hollywood turns to another hit young-adult trilogy for inspiration. Shailene Woodley stars as a 16-year-old searching for her place in a divided dystopian society.
In It Felt Like Love, 14-year-old Lila goes looking for love and sex over the course of a hot Brooklyn summer. Critic Ella Taylor says the film is painfully observant. (Recommended)
Director Frank Pavich tells the story of cult director Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to adapt Frank Herbert's novel Dune into what might have been the trippiest movie of the '70s.
The French Minister is a semi-fictional satire about France's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the lead-up to America's invasion of Iraq.
Alan Cheuse reviews the novel The Divorce Papers, by Susan Rieger.
Whether you're revisiting the Star Wars films or you're just catching them for the first time, there are many ways to watch the series. Blogger Rod Hilton has some tips.
Victoria's Secret and Prada model Lyndsey Scott designs apps in her spare time. She talks about what drew her to computer science for Tell Me More's "Women in Tech" series.
America's Test Kitchen knows how to make gluten-free food taste just as good as the regular stuff. They tell Fresh Air about the best packaged pasta, and the secrets of gluten-free baking.
Actress Nazanin Boniadi says she loves working on Scandal because every character is both good and bad.
Around the world, millions of families of Iranian descent will gather around a ceremonial table to mark the start of spring. This ancient Persian festival has a lot to do with fresh, green foods.
Puzzle guru Art Chung helps our contestants cool off in this Ask Me Another final round, in which all the answers contain the word "frost," "ice," or "snow." Bundle up, it's getting chilly in here!
Using only LEGO bricks and his imagination, Sawaya has recreated some of the world's most famous art, like American Gothic and Starry Night. We quiz him on facts about the original masterpieces.
House musician Jonathan Coulton asks contestants to name words that complete two common phrases, as the last word of one phrase and the first of the other, like "log cabin" and "cabin fever."
Sing us a song, you're the Spider-Man...wait, what? In this game, our very own music man Jonathan Coulton performs alternate renditions of songs about all different kinds of men.
Put on your leather jacket and get ready to playyy along as contestants put a Fonzie--that's Arthur Fonzarelli of TV's Happy Days--spin on some other words that end in the sound "ayyy."
Lots of TV shows have self-explanatory titles, like Girls and Friends. But what the heck does host Ophira Eisenberg mean when she asks you what show "3,600 Seconds" might be? 60 Minutes, of course!
Starbucks is partnering with Oprah Winfrey to sell a new tea called, seriously, the "Oprah Chai." But could you live with yourself if you ordered it?
What can you tell from the incredibly stylish new teaser for the upcoming season of Mad Men? Well, you can tell it's not set in the 1800s on the prairie. More than that is speculation.
TZR: Also: A Q&A with Wolitzer; author behind the @GSElevator account gets a new book deal; Matt Seidel mocks the writerly trope of beginning essays with "There are two kinds of novelists ..."