To celebrate Ehle's two Tony wins and Sachs' cinephilia, we curated a challenge in which the worlds of stage and screen collide.
In this game, contestants insert the letter 'E' into a common phrase to turn it into a completely different phrase.
For Doré's special challenge, we read quotes from famous people, and she must guess if they're about Paris, or New York City.
We took the Tears for Fears hit "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and rewrote it to be about power-hungry fictional characters and organizations.
The German language has a lot of long, crazily specific words. We give contestants words and their definitions, and they have to figure out: are these real German words, or words we made up?
Contestants guess the piece of classic children's literature based on imagined hoity-toity reviews.
Kat Chow and Gene Demby join the show for thoughts on a groundbreaking Cartoon Network series and various card and board games. And, as always, we close with What's Making Us Happy this week.
Director David Mackenzie's film about two brothers who rob banks while being chased by Texas Rangers is small, solid and sharply-observed.
David Lowery's remake of a minor 1977 Disney feature improves on the original by dialing down the slapstick and dialing up the humanity — and the tears.
Meryl Streep stars in a new biopic about a much-mocked (but well-financed) amateur opera singer whose love of music sustains her — and the film.
Ain't no party like a Sausage Party 'cause a Sausage Party don't stop ... being blithely offensive. But this animated film for adult audiences is made with true passion and technical skill.
Broadcast and cable networks unveiled their fall lineup to television critics. NPR looks ahead at the good, the bad and the ugly for the upcoming TV season, and how the business is changing.
In a Japanese mountain town, schoolboys in traditional loincloths keep up a 300-year tradition. The hadaka matsuri festivals take place across Japan to bring purification, luck and prosperity.
In the Olympics, and in many other areas of life, from comic-book eras to health care plans, "bronze" has come to signify the least of three things. It shouldn't.
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Ed Piskor is back with another volume of his popular Hip Hop Family Tree series, this time chronicling the acts — from the Beastie Boys to one-hit wonders — that rose to the top in 1984 and 1985.
Sam Esmail believes hackers have immense power — the trouble is, superhero psychology isn't always sound. He says his vigilante hacker is driven by narcissism, paranoia, loneliness and pain.
Best known for her kids' and young adult books, Woodson has written her first adult novel in 20 years. Another Brooklyn is a dreamlike narrative about friendship, memory and dealing with death.
In her new film, Streep plays Florence Foster Jenkins, a socialite who didn't let her less-than-great voice stop her from becoming an opera singer. Streep says she can relate to that kind of passion.
Elizabeth Greenwood thought about faking her own death to get out of a massive student debt — but decided instead to write a book about all the ways people try (and usually fail) to disappear.