NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with director Barry Levinson about making his movie Rock the Kasbah. It's set mostly in Afghanistan, and stars Bill Murray as a hapless music manager who stumbles upon a Pashtun woman with a golden voice.
Little Julia stars in the digital storybook called "We're Amazing, 1,2,3."
Throughout her life, comedian Sarah Silverman has experienced varying degrees of depression, which she likens to a "chemical change." She plays a profoundly depressed woman in the film I Smile Back.
The creators of the popular podcast Welcome to Night Vale are now telling their tales of a strange desert town in novel form, in a new book reviewer Amal El-Mohtar calls "splendid, weird, moving."
Paul Murray's absurdist tale of banking, art theft and failed schemes might be the funniest book about the European financial crisis you'll read all year — but it's bloated by too many subplots.
In a perfect world, everyone with a physical disability would have a kitchen fully adapted to their needs. But such remodels can be pricey. In many cases, small DIY-solutions help keep people cooking.
Wine theft is on the upswing — particularly of very high-end, irreplaceable bottles. Some restaurants and wineries have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of wine in a single heist.
Sarah Vowell's charming not-quite-a-history gives us a young, glory-hungry Marquis de Lafayette, and the Founding Fathers not as marble statues, but as real men who bicker, bumble and snore.
Alex Mar's half-memoir, half-cultural study of American occultism mixes research with her own search for meaning. Critic Genevieve Valentine says it's a difficult journey, for Mar and for readers.