Birbiglia's new film follows a fictional New York improv troupe. Don't Think Twice explores the tension between personal ambition and being an "endlessly generous" team player.
At this year's San Diego Comic-Con, one of the biggest phenomena isn't just inside the convention center, it's all around: Swarms of people staring at their phones as they play Pokémon Go.
The news out of Greece has been terrible. But with a large new exhibition of ancient artifacts at Washington, D.C.'s National Geographic Museum, the Greek government is trying an image reboot.
Author Marjorie Liu is nominated for two Eisners, the most prestigious awards in comics. She writes young adult fantasy books that cover topics that include war, women and steam punk gadgetry.
NPR's Ari Shapiro talks to director Justin Lin about leading the third installment of the Star Trek reboot, directing popular movie series, and the growing importance of international movie markets.
Bookseller John Evans recommends three vacation reads: The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyen, The Sport of Kings by C. E. Morgan and Under the Big Black Sun by John Doe and Tom DeSavia.
With the Emmy-nominated Born this Way poised to begin its second season July 26, the cast, co-creator and fans explain why the show has become such a hit.
Glen Weldon was with NPR's Nina Gregory when she asked some of the stars of the new film on the red carpet a standard question in a non-standard way.
Instagram is the Internet's semi-obsessive, borderline-creepy love letter to food. But behind every great meal is a plate doing a pretty-OK job. So a comedian made an Instagram to celebrate plates.
On this week's show, we bust some ghosts — well, we don't, but we watch those who do — and we address the beginning of the second season of USA's Emmy-nominated conspiracy thriller.
Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones quit Twitter this week after getting her fill of racist and sexist trolls. But, as the saying goes, every goodbye is not gone.
The Enterprise has been destroyed and its inhabitants have been thrown to the winds in the latest of the Star Trek series. Critic David Edelstein calls it a well-made action-adventure film.
Every answer in this final round is a two-word phrase or name in which each word starts with the letter M, like "Mickey Mouse."
This game is about music sharing: Every answer in this quiz is the name of a song whose title is shared by more than one artist.
We've reworked The Beatles' hit "Come Together" to be about things that go together, like macaroni and cheese, or Bert and Ernie.
Singer-songwriter Loudon Wainwright III joins us to read some clues and play some tunes, including a new song in which he imagines what a world in which Donald Trump became President.
In this game, contestants must decide whether the clues we give them are real words we found in the Oxford English Dictionary, or something we made up.
For this game, we've rewritten the intro to Law & Order: SVU to be about other things known by three initials.
Chris Klimek says the fancy effects and swooping camera work of the new Star Trek film are fun to watch, but the story's civilization-seeking imperatives might still be better served by TV.
Sad sacks and stage hogs chase stardom in Don't Think Twice. But rest assured writer/director Mike Birbiglia keeps it funny.