NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with director David O. Russell about his new comedy "Joy," starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper.
NPR's Linda Wertheimer speaks with Geoffrey Cowan, author of "Let the People Rule," on Teddy Roosevelt's invention of the modern political primary.
Linda Wertheimer talks with Slate critic June Thomas about her underrated television pick. She chose two dramas, "Cucumber" and "Banana," about the lives of a group of gay men in Manchester, England.
Early in his career, Stella's goal was to not depict anything. In 1958, he notoriously achieved that. Since then, Stella has continued to push the possibilities of his art.
It's a psychological thriller, with a female protagonist, set in contemporary London. You've probably heard of it — Girl on a Train. Or is it The Girl on the Train you're looking for?
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to author Julia Lee about her book Our Gang: A Racial History of The Little Rascals. She chronicles the story of the African-American actors in the films. They were hailed as heroes of the black community for a time but were later reviled for their roles.
As part of NPR's year-end series "One That Got Away", reporter Jeff Lunden tells us about his favorite song from the hit Broadway musical Hamilton. It's not about the founding fathers; it's about some founding mothers.
His resume is unimpeachable and he has great approval ratings. Santa Claus sounds like the perfect candidate — so what if he ran for president? That's the question in this radio drama by The Truth.
NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews The Revenant, a harrowing survival tale from the director of last year's best picture Oscar winner.
This eggnog-like beverage contains pisco; sweetened, condensed milk and a special syrup from a tree Peruvians call "the tree of life."
This clerically named quaff plays a starring role in Scrooge's transformation in Dickens' A Christmas Carol. And port, its key ingredient, also tells a story of English politics and class identity.
Writer David Sedaris is back reading from his "Santaland Diaries." It's the story of his time as a Macy's elf.
Quentin Tarantino makes a three-hour Western pastiche with help from Samuel L. Jackson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and a cast of other old and new associates.
David O. Russell re-teams with Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper in a film based on the story of a real-life inventor. Unfortunately, the story is neither believable nor particularly interesting.
Charlotte Rampling takes the lead in the story of a couple whose long and stable union is thrown off-balance by news that dredges up the past.
For many people in the United Kingdom, the Christmas season includes a visit to a pantomime or a silly comedy musical. This story originally aired on Dec. 25, 2014 on All Things Considered.
La Caja China is a device inspired by Chinese rail workers in Cuba. And in Miami, it has become the de rigueur way to cook the traditional Noche Buena pig roast. Only in America.
In which a reporter and an editor get into a heated argument over Santa's classification, and it ends up on the radio.
The film centers on Lili Elbe, one of the first people known to have had gender reassignment surgery. Redmayne says it's "about love not being defined by gender ... but really being about souls."
Fresh Air's movie critic had no shortage of material to consider when it came time to make his top 10 list this year.