Alan Cheuse reviews The Expedition to the Boabab Tree. Originally written in Africaans by Wilma Stockenstrom, the short novel on slavery has been translated by Nobel-winning writer J.M. Coetzee.
The host of The Soup co-stars in the thriller Deliver Us From Evil. "I felt like a 12-year-old getting to be in an action film," McHale tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Concrete. It's a frozen custard confection so thick, you can turn it upside down and it won't fall out of its cup.
Also: marketing and gender stereotypes; notable books of the week.
A survey of some of the games that previewed at this month's Electronic Entertainment Expo shows that even in a landscape of mostly boring franchised sequels, there are a few standouts.