As Indians struggled to break free of Britain, more than 2 million signed up to fight with the Allies, the largest volunteer force in the world. Raghu Karnad unearths the story in The Farthest Field.
The Hugo Awards celebrate the best in science fiction and fantasy, but this year they're fraught with controversy after a self-identified conservative coalition organized to dominate the nominations.
Yeah, we know, it sounds like a joke. But Cuban-born chef Bren Hererra's method totally won us over. Her secret? Don't throw anything out.
It takes two to dance a pas de deux, but demand for the male half of the duex far outstrips supply. Many schools and ballet programs offer special classes and steep discounts to male students.
Psychologist Carl-Johan Forssen Ehrlin designed his best-selling (and self-published) story The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep to help kids doze off. We visited a local naptime to see if it works.
Daoud's new novel, The Meursault Investigation, rework's Albert Camus' The Stranger from the point of view of the murdered Arab's brother. He says Camus' vision of the absurd gave him back his dignity
Anne Levine and Michael Hill had a real-life Sleepless in Seattle romance. She has a radio show on Cape Cod; he was listening online in Seattle, when he fell in love with her voice.
A new documentary charts the attempts of a trio of American climbers to be the first to scale Mount Meru, a 21,000-foot Himalayan peak. Critic David Edelstein says Meru is "cunning" — and terrifying.
The graffiti artist's darkly themed art show in England spurred wild demand for tickets, causing the website to crash. Now people are wondering if the confusion is all part of the show.
Network executives repeatedly affirm their commitment to more diverse programming. Progress, particularly with regard to producers, is spotty. So what now?
The self-deprecating host of Comedy Central's The Nightly Show says it took a few months to get comfortable in his new role. "People are holding your feet to the fire immediately," he says.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Kathryn VanArendonk, who teaches developmental reading and writing at Union County College, about how some schools are including contemporary books on summer lists.
The new film from director Peter Bogdanovich returns to familiar patterns about young women and older men, but it breathes some life into even its apparent cliches.
A charming performance from Patricia Clarkson can't overcome the conventional notes of a story about a privileged woman and a struggling immigrant.
The action comedy almost makes it through on the easy chemistry of Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart, but it loses its way in a series of pointless, unmotivated shootouts.
One of New Orleans' signature traditions is the second line — the weekly brass band parades. But after Hurricane Katrina, a lot of people worried the tradition would become history.
Fresh Air TV critic David Bianculli reviews two very different new television projects – IFC's spoof show, Documentary Now!, and AMC's prequel series, Fear the Walking Dead.
From self-driving cars to automated warehouses, humans are being pushed out of the equation. Soon, robots will "do a million other things we can't even conceive of," author John Markoff says.
A dance troupe is performing the story of a Vermont farm from spring to fall, told through reinterpretations of classical choreography.
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