Jason Mott's novel The Returned is about families reuniting when a loved one comes back from the dead. It's been turned into a new TV show called Resurrection, which premieres on ABC this weekend.
Latino comedian George Lopez is back with the new TV show Saint George, which features an interracial family. NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans talks about it and other new programs worth watching.
Nigerian-American journalist Dayo Olopade talks about finding optimism in Africa and her new book The Bright Continent: Breaking Rules and Making Change in Modern Africa.
Ross Klavan's novel follows two radio sidekicks in midcentury New York: golden-voiced straight man Ted Fox, who has an eye for a good-looking dame, and funnyman Jerry Elkin, a veteran of World War II.
In a new book, Terry Golway takes a sympathetic view of Manhattan's infamous political machine. He says, "Tammany Hall was there for the poor immigrant who was otherwise friendless in New York."
Also: Novelist Kamila Shamsie writes about the process of becoming a British citizen; Lena Dunham to write for Archie Comics; John le Carré on government surveillance.
Fantagraphics is out with a new volume of romance comics by Captain America creators Joe Simon and Jack Kirby. Reviewer Etelka Lehoczky says they're "snicker-worthy" and "compulsively quotable."
Why eat preserved cod when fresh is so readily available? The salt transforms it into savory, complex comfort food, and nearly every country bordering the Atlantic Ocean has a version of it.
IBM's Watson, known for crushing the human competition on Jeopardy!, is now a sous-chef. It's spitting out novel ingredient combos for human chefs to cook, and hitting the road with sample dishes.
Kaplan died Sunday at 88. His biography of Mark Twain won a National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize. He also edited two editions of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations. Kaplan spoke to Fresh Air in 1992.
The poet describes his new book — about the death of his father and the birth of his son — as having a blues sensibility. "There are moments of humor even in the sorrow," he says.
We set aside a moment to recognize the greatness of Donna Meagle, the most Mercedes-loving employee of the Pawnee Parks and Recreation department.
Also: Ansel Elkins wins the Yale Younger Poets Prize; What Is a Cat? author Bill Adler dies; the possible secret life of W.H. Auden.
Don't call this a "Wes Anderson film." No, with its mix of humor and darkness, the director's new movie is both familiar and quite different. Anderson and actor Ralph Fiennes talk about their process.
The EU wants the U.S. to prohibit food makers here from using names with historical ties to Europe. That means cheeses like Parmesan and Brie sold in the U.S. may have to find new names.
The French capital wasn't always beautiful. Author Joan DeJean details the city's transformation in the 17th century, as new bridges and boulevards turned desolate terrain into the City of Light.
Sunday night's Oscars marked the fourth time students from a Los Angeles high school have teamed up with the superstar musician.
Thirty-eight people witnessed Genovese's murder and didn't do a thing about it, according to news reports from 1964. Fifty years later, a new book tells a different story.
Bob Mondello talks about the contributions of French filmmaker Alain Resnais, who died Saturday at the age of 91.
The I Will If You Will Book Club is reading Steinbeck's Dust Bowl classic (some for the very first time!). Join as we discuss Chapters 1 through 10.