In honor of the song "O-P-P" by "Naughty By Nature," every answer is three letters that rhyme with O-P-P.
Woodson won the National Book Award for young people's literature in 2014 for her memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, and is a finalist for another NBA this year. Originally broadcast Dec. 20, 2014.
The animated film Tower revisits the day, in 1966, when a gunman began shooting from the clock tower at the University of Texas at Austin. Critic David Edelstein calls the movie "extraordinary."
The iconic pastry from the islands off the Spanish Mediterranean Coast dates back centuries. For visitors today, it's a necessary indulgence and a souvenir.
This week in a special episode, we're featuring three conversations with interesting folks from movies, television, and books (about television).
A teenager faces an unplanned pregnancy in this debut novel by Brit Bennett. The 26-year-old author says people don't necessarily ask themselves: What would I do if I were in this situation?
The actress became famous for her role in TV's Empire, but the road to Cookie wasn't easy. In her new memoir, Around the Way Girl, Henson shares stories of pushing her way to the top.
Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is a math savant who hides dark side-dealings as a freelance accountant for various criminal enterprises.
Set in Edo-era Japan, this gorgeous, impressionistic tale follows the life and work of the artist Katsushika Hokusai and his daughter/protege through a series of exquisitely wrought vignettes.
Director Antonio Campos presents the story of Christine Chubbuck, a young TV reporter in Sarasota, Florida who stunned viewers with her on-air suicide in 1974.
In this triptych of films inspired by the short stories of Maile Meloy, director Kelly Reichardt (Meek's Cutoff) focuses on women striving to escape their prescribed roles.
Bob Dylan is the 2016 Nobel Laureate in Literature. He's been on the list for years, but no one really expected him to get it. But, as it often does, the Swedish Academy surprised just about everyone with its choice.
When Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher went to pitch their new show they compared it to I Love Lucy. It's a goofy, sweet show — only this time, with lesbian comedians who are married to each other.
Bilal Qureshi writes that The Battle Of Algiers, currently in movie theaters for a 50th anniversary rerelease, influenced many films that followed it and has striking relevance to the present.
V Street, the new cookbook by married chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby, features recipes inspired by global street food. Jacoby says the right techniques can coax "amazing flavor" out of vegetables.
The prolific musician is the first American to win the prize for lifetime literary achievement in 23 years. While Dylan long enjoyed favor as an outside shot for the award, few expected him to win.
Brit Bennett's new novel focuses on two best friends, both motherless, growing up in a black community in Southern California — and their shifting, lifelong negotiation with the idea of motherhood.
Connie Willis' near-future tale of oversharing gone wrong follows a woman whose fiance wants to get an empathy-inducing brain operation for couples. The book aims for frothy farce, but falls flat.
The nearly 80-year-old artist has written a book called A History of Pictures. It's chock-full of art he's loved looking at, including one painter he credits with inventing Hollywood lighting.
Why are so many ghosts unmarried women? And why doesn't Richmond, Va., have ghost stories about slavery? Writer Colin Dickey explores all that and more in a new book called Ghostland.