Robert Siegel speaks with former Congressmen Martin Frost and Tom Davis, co-authors of the new book The Partisan Divide, about the new Congress and how political differences might be bridged.
Ava DuVernay's new film dramatizes a turning point in civil rights history. She says she wanted to "elevate [Selma] from a page in your history book and really just get it ... into your DNA."
From stylized photography that looks like a fashion shoot to a comic book journey about lockjaw, artwork from around the world illustrates the value of vaccines.
NBC's Parenthood begins its final run of episodes, and we pause to wonder: why don't they make network family dramas anymore?
In this final round, the answers are words, phrases and names that contain the letters "b-a-d" in order. Listen sharply, though, and the outcome will be g-o-o-d for you.
This game is about nouns that only seem like comparative adjectives because they end in the letters i-e-r. A high chest of drawers with a delicate whipped texture might be a "chiffon-ier chiffonier."
In this game we focus on Cookie Monster's habit of confusing "I" with "me," and convert pop songs to Cookie's grammatical tendencies--so, a certain Beatles hit becomes "Me Want to Hold Your Hand."
Mash up the names of famous TV shows with the names of TV game shows to make them more fun. Because if someone isn't answering trivia questions for lots of money, we're not interested.
Some people think they can say mean things, as long as it's followed by "Just kidding!" In this game, we say some sarcastic things about celebrities and historical figures who have the initials J.K.
The veteran comic finally gets some real use out of his playwriting degree by leading a Pyramid-style guessing game about American theater.
What's worse, the TSA or the NSA? Let the comic and Daily Show contributor known for his rants enlighten you. Plus, Black describes his journey from playwright to stand-up to Bar Mitzvah performer.
Reviewer Jason Sheehan calls Ben Metcalf's Against the Country meandering, challenging and "almost the definition" of a screed against the idea that virtue is found in rural places. Also, he loved it.
Jason Reynolds' new young adult novel, The Boy in the Black Suit, begins on familiar ground. But this tale of a boy dealing with his mother's death is tragic, funny, hopeful and almost too realistic.
Serros wrote about being a bicultural Chicana who was influenced by both her working-class, Mexican-American heritage and Southern California pop culture. She died Sunday at the age of 48.
The show, in its fourth season, was created by David Crane, who worked with LeBlanc on Friends. TV critic David Bianculli says its brand of satire is particularly timely and laugh-out-loud funny.
Fox's new drama about the family behind a music megacompany is pretty standard soapy television with some nice performances and a limited understanding of music.
Thomas Pierce's debut story collection, 'Hall of Small Mammals,' focuses on finding the surreal within the mundane. Reviewer Michael Schaub calls Pierce "an endlessly incisive and engaging writer."
The drama Empire features Terrence Howard as a ruthless music mogul building a worldwide company. But NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says the show works best when focused on the black family at its core.
In New York and Tehran, visitors in both cities are invited to enter a portal for 10 minutes or longer to communicate with a stranger, as though they're standing in the same room.