12 Years a Slave won Best Picture at the Oscars last night. In this encore broadcast, host Michel Martin speaks with actress Alfre Woodard about her work in the film.
The Oscars brought out the glitz, glamor and gowns in Hollywood. People Magazine's movie critic Alynda Wheat recaps the evening.
Robert Battle is the artistic director of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, so music is a big part of his job. He shares the songs that move him for Tell Me More's "In Your Ear" series.
The weather that is charming in November is hateful in March. We examine exactly how one transitions from affection to bitter resentment.
A new book looks at how the military and Hollywood directors teamed up during the war. The films they made helped show Americans what was at stake, and served as evidence during the Nuremberg Trials.
Also: Philip Roth talks about his male characters; a preview of George R.R. Martin's next book; the best books coming out this week.
Sunday night's Oscar ceremony was overlong and underfunny — though it did pick up here and there, with heartfelt acceptances and a few notable flubs.
The 86th Academy Awards, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, are about to get underway in Los Angeles. NPR's Bob Mondello and Linda Holmes are on the case.
Imagine writers on stage, squared off in a fight to the death. That's the idea behind Literary Death Match –- kind of. It's a performance series that pits authors against each other in live readings.
When two lonely souls are connected through a misdelivered lunch box, they begin a romance by letters — and by food. Ritesh Batra, director of The Lunchbox, talks about his surprising love story.
Sunday night's Oscars might be a few hours away, but there are a few things we do know about who will — and who won't — get any recognition.
Every answer is a familiar two-word phrase or title containing the consecutive letters L-E-T. Specifically, the first word will end in L-E and the second word will start with T.
The documentary These Birds Walk is about great sadness in the very young. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks to co-directors Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq, who spent three years in Pakistan to make the film.
In northeastern Brazil, a pre-Lenten Carnival party has its roots in slavery and religion.
"Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment" is a book and exhibition. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with two of the featured photographers, Maggie Steber and Amy Toensing.
The box-office hit Frozen is nominated for two Oscars: best animated feature and best original song. Since the movie was released, visits to Norway's tourism site have more than tripled.
The actress is playing Mother Courage onstage in Washington, D.C. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with her about her singing debut, as well as her long and illustrious career.
For the middle phase of life, a new canon is often required, one that is equal parts funny, insightful and comforting. Actress and author Annabelle Gurwitch recommends three books up to the task.
He was there when Jennifer Lawrence stumbled. He received life-changing advice from Philip Seymour Hoffman. Entertainment Weekly writer Anthony Breznican shares stories from the Academy Awards.
As a black graphic designer, Xavier Ruffin wanted to like the show Mad Men, but was disappointed with its portrayal of black people. His Web series Mad Black Men, is part spoof, part dramedy.