NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Johanna Zorn, executive director of the Third Coast International Audio Festival in Chicago, about this year's winning audio pieces from across the globe.
The Pitch Perfect star started acting when she was 6. Back then, she says, she likely just did it for the attention. "Then it sort of transformed into something that was really meaningful for me."
Chinese food has long been seen as cheap takeout. Now a new generation of deep-pocketed immigrant restaurateurs aims to offer an updated spin on the Chinese restaurant, with prices to match the decor.
Ad campaigns of the first and second World Wars sold Americans on this surprising pairing. Despite a rocky history of breakups, the chemistry between these two flavors cannot be denied.
"We all need to be reading across the lines we've drawn in our lives," says the National Book Foundation's Lisa Lucas. She recommends two books to help readers do just that.
The National Book Awards are coming up and the foundation that runs them has a new director. Lisa Lucas is young, female and African-American. She's hoping to make reading fun for other young people.
Ron Wimberly's energetic re-working of Romeo and Juliet focuses on Tybalt, the "Prince of Cats." It mashes up wildly diverse elements into a fresh creation, the visual equivalent of a DJ's mix.
Icelandic composer Johann Johannsson talks about how he scored the science fiction movie Arrival with inspiration from the movie's images.
When the Cubs won the World Series (remember that?) Joe Buck was the person who told the world it had happened. This week we could use a break from the news, so we'll quiz him on cute, happy things.
"I will forever be known to some people as Jack Buck's son," the announcer says. "And thank God he and I were best friends or that would drive me nuts." His new book is called Lucky Bastard.
A decade before his teenage son was lynched in Mississippi, Louis Till was serving overseas in World War II. Writing to Save a Life explores how Till was convicted of rape and murder and put to death.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Antoine Leiris, author of the new book, You Will Not Have My Hate, about the Paris terrorist attacks in November 2015.
The new film is based on a short story by Ted Chiang — a 49-year-old technical writer based in Seattle. "Fiction writing is very hard for me," he explains — and so Chiang takes his time.
Amy Adams plays a professor tasked with talking to eight-tentacled aliens in Denis Villeneuve's new film. Critic David Edelstein says Arrival is a strange and tantalizing puzzle.
Gear up for a final round where every answer contains the letters "E-X," in that order. For example, "our neighboring country to the south" is "Mexico!"
We bring some Brooklyn to our Dallas roadshow with VIP Brooklyn Decker. Decker talks about acting in the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, then plays a game of two truths and a lie—boy band edition!
Ophira and Jonathan dig deep into Dallas history with this trivia game about the rocking 1880s.
In this music game, Jonathan Coulton reworks Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" to be about other people--both real and fictional--named Billie.
Mary Walker is kiiiind of a big deal — find out why when host Ophira Eisenberg and Jonathan Coulton become the contestants in this Dallas installment of Mystery Guest!
Texas is the second largest state in the Union, so there's bound to be a unique town name here and there. Guess which town is fake in this Texan trivia game.