Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and director Todd Haynes discuss their Oscar-nominated film based on Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel, The Price of Salt. Originally broadcast Jan. 6, 2016.
The comic, who died Thursday, told Fresh Air that it took him years to develop a style — and then he got dumped. "That was really the beginning of the Garry Shandling dating years in stand-up."
Many in the U.S. know this Easter treat mainly from song. But in the U.K. and many former British colonies (even the U.S.), they're big business.
On this week's show, we talk through the Austin experience and air some stories of songs that made big differences in our lives.
The NRA is publishing a series of twists on classic tales — picture Gretel with a rifle in the witch's gingerbread house. The stories themselves are remarkably devoid of violence.
The senator from Vermont has a cameo in Batman V. Superman playing a lawmaker in a congressional hearing on whether Superman is a tyrant or a hero. The Batman fan frequently trades D.C. for DC Comics.
The new superhero movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, opens Friday <>. Producer Deborah Snyder is in it for the long haul with Warner Brothers and DC Comics, working on Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Justice League, The Flash and Aquaman, as well.
Archaeologist Kevin Colls says Shakespeare's skull is not in his grave. While this has been rumored for more than a century, not everyone agrees with Colls' conclusion.
Garry Shandling, the comedian and actor who starred in The Larry Sanders Show, died on Thursday at age 66.
Best known for his work on the pioneering cable television comedy series, The Larry Sanders Show, Shandling died following a "medical emergency," the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Zack Snyder's follow-up to Man Of Steel shows little inventiveness or spirit, and smells suspiciously like a studio's attempt to chase a rival, rather than a project allowed to develop creatively.
An intriguing and partly fictionalized portrait of jazz legend Chet Baker runs on an inventive structure and a strong central performance from Ethan Hawke.
There's not much to My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, but for those who've missed the raucous Portokalos clan since 2002, it's fun to visit with them again.
Julie Delpy directed and co-wrote the film in which she stars as a woman whose son is determined to break up her relationship with her new boyfriend.
Tom Hiddleston does his own singing in the story of a country music legend, but the film strains to get its figurative arms around the man's complicated legacy.
Batman V Superman positions DC Comics' best known heroes as tragic Greek figures. NPR film critic Bob Mondello says it tries to go big on the psychological nuances but skimps on fun.
Cultures around the world decorate eggs to celebrate spring. Modern artists continue those traditions, reflecting the fragility and beauty of life.
Disney and its Marvel subsidiary have threatened to boycott the state if the governor signs the controversial measure. Other companies are now urging the governor to veto the bill.
"When I'm acting, I always imagine myself as looking totally different than the person that appears onscreen," Black says. The comic writes about family, masculinity and vanity in his new memoir.
Director Zack Snyder layers subplot on top of subplot in his film of battling superheroes. Critic David Edelstein says Batman v. Superman is full of fragments and teases, and overall, "just awful."