Nick Bantock returns to his epistolary lovers in a new volume, The Pharos Gate. In an age of instantaneous digital communication, Griffin and Sabine celebrate the pleasures of paper and ink.
We've invited Spalding to answer questions about BASE jumping, second base and Ace of Base.
A musical by Tony-nominated songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul opens Saturday in New York. "Dear Evan Hansen" is a comedy-drama about social anxiety and teen suicide in the age of social media.
In 1970, a teenager found a hand-made album in a pile of trash. Inside were 283 extraordinary drawings made on mental hospital stationary. The Electric Pencil tells the artist's story.
Lyndsay Faye's new Jane Steele reimagines the classic Victorian heroine as a killer with a heart of gold, who refuses to settle for her historical lot and strikes out at men who try to abuse her.
Designer and sculptor Harry Bertoia spent the final decades of his life creating mesmerizing "sonambient" music out of big metal objects. An 11-CD collection of his recordings has just been reissued.
The new movie Nina has been fraught with problems. At one point director Cynthia Mort sued the film's production company, and lead actor Zoe Saldana was crucified on social media for darkening her skin to look more like Nina Simone. The affair portrayed in the movie reportedly never happened. Passions run high around Nina Simone, who was a gifted musician, civil rights icon and a complicated personality.
Patriots Day begins filming in Boston on Tuesday. The movie has already stirred emotions, as some don't want the deadly drama playing out again in their backyards.
Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and director Todd Haynes discuss their Oscar-nominated film based on Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel, The Price of Salt. Originally broadcast Jan. 6, 2016.
The comic, who died Thursday, told Fresh Air that it took him years to develop a style — and then he got dumped. "That was really the beginning of the Garry Shandling dating years in stand-up."
Many in the U.S. know this Easter treat mainly from song. But in the U.K. and many former British colonies (even the U.S.), they're big business.
On this week's show, we talk through the Austin experience and air some stories of songs that made big differences in our lives.
The NRA is publishing a series of twists on classic tales — picture Gretel with a rifle in the witch's gingerbread house. The stories themselves are remarkably devoid of violence.
The senator from Vermont has a cameo in Batman V. Superman playing a lawmaker in a congressional hearing on whether Superman is a tyrant or a hero. The Batman fan frequently trades D.C. for DC Comics.
The new superhero movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, opens Friday <>. Producer Deborah Snyder is in it for the long haul with Warner Brothers and DC Comics, working on Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, The Justice League, The Flash and Aquaman, as well.
Archaeologist Kevin Colls says Shakespeare's skull is not in his grave. While this has been rumored for more than a century, not everyone agrees with Colls' conclusion.
Garry Shandling, the comedian and actor who starred in The Larry Sanders Show, died on Thursday at age 66.
Best known for his work on the pioneering cable television comedy series, The Larry Sanders Show, Shandling died following a "medical emergency," the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Zack Snyder's follow-up to Man Of Steel shows little inventiveness or spirit, and smells suspiciously like a studio's attempt to chase a rival, rather than a project allowed to develop creatively.
An intriguing and partly fictionalized portrait of jazz legend Chet Baker runs on an inventive structure and a strong central performance from Ethan Hawke.