Casey Affleck is a man returning to his hometown to bury his brother and reconnect with his teen nephew in Manchester by the Sea. Critic David Eldestein calls the film draining, but also worth seeing.
Whitehead was recently awarded the National Book Award for his novel about a young slave who has escaped a Georgia plantation and is heading north. Originally broadcast Aug. 8, 2016.
All bets are off in this week's final round, where each answer contains the word "off."
Get ready to be exponentially impressed with this game, where contestants add the letter 'N' to common phrases, and turn them into less common phrases.
In this music game, we rewrote the lyrics to David Bowie's "Changes" to be about things that change or get changed.
In this game, host Ophira Eisenberg tells contestants a bizarrely named animal, and they have to guess what kind of animal it actually is.
In this game, contestants guess brands based on their overseas identities.
Food works better than valium but shouldn't be your sole comfort, therapist Jean Fain advises clients. But, she says, making muffins as a meditative practice is a reliable source of comfort and hope.
On this week's show, we talk about one of our favorite movies in a while and we offer some music and other stuff that can give you a boost when you need one.
Members of some Native American tribes are hoping to revive their food and farming traditions by planting the kinds of indigenous crops their ancestors once grew.
It's tradition: Every year, Susan Stamberg sneaks her mother-in-law's cranberry relish recipe onto the air. To be honest, we've given her a hard time about it, and this year, she's seeking redemption.
A sharp-tongued young woman weathers the sundry mortifications of teenage life in a film from first-time writer/director Kelly Fremon Craig.
Casey Affleck delivers a haunted, searing performance as a guilt-ridden man unexpectedly forced to look after his teenage nephew.
This bifurcated film cross-cuts between the sterile existence of a coolly patrician L.A. gallery owner and the action of her ex-husband's raw-boned novel.
Miles Teller is light-middleweight boxer Vinny "The Pazmanian Devil" Paz in this intimate biopic that leans more into kitchen-sink realism than glossy uplift.
Comedian and actor Nick Offerman became a star as the Libertarian Ron Swanson in the hit sitcom, Parks and Recreation. He's also pretty good in the woodshop. In fact, building things out of wood is a serious passion. And he's written about it in his latest book, Good Clean Fun.
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with David Gaines, author of In Dylan Town: A Fan's Life, about the news that Bob Dylan will not attend the ceremony to collect his Nobel Prize in Literature.
Decades before he became a beloved children's book author, Theodor Geisel (better known as Dr. Seuss) created a series of whimsical sculptures he called "Unorthodox Taxidermy."
Coined in an era when comics were considered 'junk' culture, graphic novel is a hoary, meaningless, and often completely inaccurate term. Comics are comics; stop apologizing for them.