Orson Welles, born 100 years ago this week, is well-known for breaking new ground in theater and film. But, as author Colin Fleming tells NPR's Rachel Martin, he also did significant work in radio.
Have you ever stared at a piece of art and thought, I just don't get it? Artist Grayson Perry gives NPR's Rachel Martin the answers to questions about art that some are too embarrassed to ask.
A lawsuit alleges that the popular erotica e-book — which centers on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski — used an engagement photo on its cover without permission.
Jane Yolen's latest is a children's book about a family trying to survive the Holocaust in France. "I consider Stone Angel a kind of starting place for parents to talk to their kids," she says.
"After reading so much rubbish written about me over the years, it became obvious that I had to just tell it like it is," Lydon tells NPR's Arun Rath. Lydon just wrote his memoir, Anger Is An Energy.
She is credited with being a pioneer of the psychological thriller and wrote more than 60 books.
Thirty years ago the Coca Cola company introduced New Coke, which is legendary as both the most disastrous, and most successful product launches of all time.
Gary Cieradkowski's new book is an illustrated compendium of baseball's forgotten characters. He talks to NPR's Scott Simon about The League of Outsider Baseball.
On La Réunion, a remote Indian Ocean island, one community lives in a collapsed volcanic crater, reachable only by foot or helicopter. We bring you an audio postcard.
Famous — and occasionally controversial — physicist Freeman Dyson's new essay collection ranges from scientific history to today's hot-button issues like climate change and genetic engineering.
The musical's heroine was inspired by an English-Indian governess who really did travel to the king of Siam's court. The revival, directed by Bartlett Sher, has received nine Tony nominations.
Store shelves and libraries are packed with post-apocalyptic, dystopian novels right now. Critic Jason Heller has some suggestions to help you wade through the floods. And the fires. And the fallout.
"It's an awfully good job," Caroll Spinney says, of the more than 40 years he has spent on Sesame Street. A new documentary tells the story of the octogenarian man playing a 6-year-old bird.
Reviewer David Edelstein says Joss Whedon's new film plays like "a strategic set-up for a Hollywood franchise." Viewers will be blitzed by sound and fury — and a certain amount of "gobbledegook."
NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews the new movie version of Thomas Hardy's Victorian romance, Far From The Madding Crowd.
"The idea was not to tear him down, nor was it to put him on a pedestal," says director Brett Morgen. Instead, executive producer Frances Bean Cobain told Morgen to "make it honest."
On this week's show, we talk about lots and lots of comics in preparation for Free Comic Book Day, and we go down a few pop culture rabbit holes.
Glen Weldon reviews the 50 comics available at participating comics shops for 2015's Free Comic Book Day, coming May 2 — what to pick up free, skip, and buy while you're in the shop.
Around Louisville, "derby pie" is de rigueur fare for the Kentucky Derby. But the pie's creators are real sticklers about what can be called a "derby pie" — and they're not afraid to sue over it.
The actress spent years avoiding the genre for fear of getting pigeonholed, but she says she made an exception for Far From the Madding Crowd because of Hardy's modern, forward-thinking heroine.