When the pint-sized actress and the tap-dancing legend performed their "stair dance" in The Little Colonel, it was considered the first interracial dance performance. NPR's Elizabeth Blair explores the off-screen friendship of "Little Miss Sunshine" and Bill Robinson — both icons in their fields.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter announced this week that he would retire at the end of the season. "For the last 20 years I've been completely focused on two goals: playing my best and helping the Yankees win ... It's time for something new." Author Julia Keller saw the move as a poetic flourish on a long career.
The second season of Netflix's political drama will be released on Friday, providing a new dose of bad behavior from Francis Underwood. Antiheroes are popular on TV right now — think Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy and The Blacklist. But Eric Deggans wonders just how bad is too bad.
Even if you hate the holiday, any day is a good day for chocolate and a swoony romantic read. But NPR's romance guru Bobbi Dumas is an unabashed lover of Valentine's Day, and she celebrating by asking five of her favorite authors to recommend their favorite romances — and describe their own Valentine traditions.
Going Black: The Legacy of Philly Soul Radio highlights a time when black radio stations were the only ones playing music by African-Americans. Host Michel Martin talks about the audio documentary with legendary music producer Kenny Gamble, who narrated the project.
The AP Style Guide and Chicago Manual of Style are the gold standards for questions about capitalization, grammar, or usage. But what if you need to know how to properly write Jay Z's name? Buzzfeed's Copy Editor Emmy Favilla discusses the website's style guide for the Internet.
LeanIn.org and Getty Images are partnering to offer a new photo collection of women and families. The images steer clear of familiar stereotypes — women in heels stepping on men, moms with more than two arms — and instead gravitate toward creative, energetic portraits.