Actor Jonathan Pryce is playing the Jewish moneylender in a new touring production of The Merchant of Venice that reimagines Shakespeare's supposedly-comic villain as a tragic and universal figure.
Nixon, who died on Sunday, was a classically trained actress who mostly worked behind the scenes. She dubbed vocals for many films, including My Fair Lady. Originally broadcast in 2001.
Moran says that most women who don't want to be called feminists don't understand the term. She writes about high heels, housework and abortion in How to Be a Woman. Originally broadcast Aug. 1, 2012.
In Charcoal Joe, Walter Mosley brings his iconic private eye Easy Rawlins into the haze of the late 60s, extending a literary odyssey through the transformation of black Los Angeles.
Writer Lidia Yuknavitch's early failures made her feel unworthy of success. Now, she says, those moments push her to find worth in herself as a writer.
Over the course of his life, many of Casey Gerald's core beliefs have failed him. He says he's learned that clear-eyed doubt can sometimes be better than belief.
Economist Tim Harford identifies similar characteristics in successful industrial and economic systems. They work much better, he says, when they're constantly evolving through trial and error.
Entrepreneur Astro Teller rewards colleagues when their ambitious projects fail. Teller says this helps people take risks so they can achieve their "moonshot" goals, like a balloon-powered internet.
Linda Holmes' latest dispatch from the Television Critics Association meeting focuses on Hamilton's America, which combines history, performance and the making of the Broadway smash.
In Jason Bourne, the latest in the secret agent series starring Matt Damon, director Paul Greengrass presents a thriller relevant to today's world, says Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times.
The panel tackles the Netflix horror thriller Stranger Things before discussing favorite weddings from movies and TV. Then, as always, it's on to What's Making Us Happy this week.
Tried-and-true red, white and blue stood out these last two weeks of political convergence. Here are some looks that also tell a story about the parties and the people who sported them.
Anna Gunn plays a Manhattan investment banker determined to succeed, but powerful men — and slack film-making — let her down.
The plot's overstuffed, but whenever Ellen Page and Allison Janney share the screen, Tallulah finds its palpably human center.
Roth's mercurial 2008 coming-of-age novel gets a dutiful, sober-minded adaptation undercut by a miscast Logan Lerman in the film's lead role.
Jason Bourne is back — still, again, some more — in a new film critic Chris Klimek calls an "idea-starved vestigial tail" on the Bourne series.
Money from a job illustrating a Coca-Cola training manual became a springboard for Jack Davis to move from Georgia to New York.
Clear toy candies are a centuries-old local tradition. With the Democratic convention in town, an old-school candy maker is peddling some with a political bent. Think lollipop meets Mount Rushmore.
Linda Holmes offers another update from the Television Critics Association meeting, this time on Luhrmann's hip-hop Netflix series The Get Down.
Movie heroes are fine. But let's be real — it's usually the bad guys we find most compelling.