Megan Abbott's new book takes readers deep into the intense, vacuum-sealed universe of young female gymnasts and their parents. Critic Maureen Corrigan says You Will Know Me is worthy of a gold medal.
As a child, Whitehead was surprised to learn that escaped slaves did not ride an actual subway. His new novel follows Cora, a young slave who has escaped a Georgia plantation and is heading north.
The Message, released in 1976 and starring Anthony Quinn, was made with difficulty and condemned by hardliners. One of the challenges: its main character, the Prophet Muhammad, could not be pictured.
Irina Reyn's new novel focuses on two women in difficult marriages. Though they're centuries apart, both relationships are tied to the strong woman's struggle to fulfill gender expectations.
Jason Reynolds writes "slice-of-life stories" for youngsters. For our "Next Chapter" series, he talks about packing up his belongings in trash bags and moving to New York City to become a writer.
Intake manifold stew. Altoids can cake. These are a few of the ideas traveling musicians have come up with to keep them going on tour. Now, they're offering advice for a summer trip on a budget.
The actor and comedian performed with the improv troupe Second City before he gained fame on MAD TV and partnered with Jordan Peele for Key & Peele. He's now starring in the film Don't Think Twice.
A new play chronicles the secret negotiations that brokered the 1993 Palestinian-Israeli peace accord. It's a thriller, says playwright J.T. Rogers: "The ticking clock is the dramatist's friend."
She's the YA author behind the fantasy series Song of the Lioness and The Immortals. For the Weekend Edition series "Next Chapter," she recalls how college helped her escape small-town poverty.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Colson Whitehead about his new book, The Underground Railroad, in which slaves ride a a real railroad through time to see racism in different eras.
We remember David Huddleston, the actor best known for his role as The Big Lebowski. He died this past week at the age of 85.
In 2009, legions of Lucy fans were horrified by a sculpture they dubbed "Scary Lucy." The new one reflects the glamorous TV comedy star of the 1950s. It's being unveiled Saturday, her 105th birthday.
The film follows two 13-year-olds who bond as their family's begin to clash.
A team of researchers in Australia used a special mapping technique to expose a striking painting of another woman under the French Impressionist's Portrait of a Woman.
The Emmy-nominated character actor starred in classics such as The Big Lebowski and Blazing Saddles. His career spanned more than 50 years in movies, TV and on Broadway.
As their parents engage in a bitter real-estate dispute, the friendship between two adolescent boys deepens in Ira Sach's new film. Critic David Edelstein calls Little Men "quietly devastating."
Keret's memoir, The Seven Good Years, spans the time between the birth of his son and the death of his father, who was a Holocaust survivor. Originally broadcast June 16, 2015.
You might be forgiven for knowing only one Brazilian author — Paulo Coelho dominates the charts. But we've got five more great, overlooked Brazilian reads for you to kick off the Rio Games with.
In 1943, the legendary filmmaker tried (and failed) to turn Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's book into a movie. Director Mark Osborne got considerably further. His adaptation hit theaters on Friday.
This week's Mystery Guest is Darren Wong. He's responsible for a hot new food trend that looks like something it's not. Can our hosts figure out what his creation is, and what it looks like?