VIP George Takei has such a smooth, deep voice, anything he says goes down like a fine whiskey.
In a tribute to the Katy Perry song, we ask contestants to channel their inner teen and guess the less romantic teenage things we're singing about.
Is Holiday in the Sun an Agatha Christie novel or a Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen movie? Those are the categories in this installment of "This, That or the Other."
In this adorable rhyming game, each answer is two words: an animal, and a word that rhymes with that animal.
The National Park Service is hiring a full-time photographer to document the country's natural landscapes. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Rich O'Connor of the National Park Service photography program about the position, which some are comparing to the job held by Ansel Adams in the 1940s.
Video streaming services like Amazon and Netflix are adding a new dimension to the Sundance Film Festival. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Tatiana Siegel, senior film writer for the Hollywood Reporter, about the competition with traditional movie studios for distribution rights to some of the festival's most anticipated films.
Jim Krusoe's new novel is hard to summarize. It's about the odd inhabitants of an odd, bunker-like apartment building — but also about life, death, and the importance of stories.
Peter Rabbit — older and stouter — returns this fall in a newly published Beatrix Potter story, The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots. It was probably written just before World War I and then abandoned.
Abe Vigoda, the distinctive looking character actor and inspiration for dozens of Internet hoaxes, has died. Vigoda was known for his work in The Godfather and the television series Barney Miller.
For one 14-year-old fan, BroadwayCon was a chance to meet people who understand her theater obsession. "We can share what we love," she says.
The Tale of Kitty-in-Boots is set for release in September. It features a favorite Potter character — Peter Rabbit — "albeit older, slower and portlier."
Elizabeth McKenzie's new novel about the pitfalls of approaching marriage is a sharply written romantic comedy with elements of experimental fiction. Maureen Corrigan calls it "totally endearing."
Science writer Jo Marchant says that the mind can play an important role in dealing with a variety of health concerns, including pain, heart disease and depression. Marchant's new book is Cure.
Vladimir Nabokov was an indifferent eater, but his writing made sumptuous use of food. Fans will enjoy unearthing links between his fiction and private life in a new collection of letters to his wife.
Charlie Jane Anders' debut novel follows a girl with magical powers and a technically brilliant boy, uneasy friends since childhood, who get caught up in an apocalyptic war between science and magic.
Weinstein's new miniseries is an updated retelling of Leo Tolstoy's Russian classic. Nevermind the daunting page-count — "It's got honest to god great action, great sex, great love story," he says.
As the mid-Atlantic region recovers from a blizzard, these films will transport you to warmer, steamier and sandier locales. This story originally aired on Feb. 25, 2015 on All Things Considered.
Foodborne illness investigators at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other agencies have identified the source of a Listeria outbreak that sickened 12 people and led to one death.
The PEN/Allen award is given annually to big-name authors who embody the organization's mission "to oppose repression in any form." Rowling is a frequent target — and vocal opponent — of censorship.
Journalist Matt Katz discusses Christie's rise to power in New Jersey, the "Bridgegate" scandal and his performance in the '16 Republican presidential primary. Katz is the author of American Governor.