Just about every ingredient in oil down reflects Grenada's cultural melting pot: from the callaloo greens cultivated by early Amerindians inhabitants to the turmeric brought by South Asian immigrants.
Atwood may be best known as a novelist, but she's also a creator of comics — her new comic, Angel Catbird, is the gleefully subversive tale of a DNA-altered, superpowered cat-bird-man.
In Linda Holmes' second dispatch from the Toronto International Film Festival, she covers movies that range from alien encounters and tree-shaped monsters to riffs on Shakespeare.
We've invited Chenoweth, who is 4 feet 11 inches, to answer three questions about 6-foot-1 model and actress Brigitte Nielsen.
60 years ago, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle cured your parenting problems with Leadership Pills, well-mannered pigs and Ignorance Tonic. Now, her niece Missy takes up the mantle in a new series of books.
Victor Davis Hanson, "Carnage and Culture" author and a senior fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, talks politics with Scott Simon. He calls the election cycle a continuation of populist outrage.
Teddy Wayne's talks to NPR's Scott Simon about his new novel, a study of a young man who stalks a woman at Harvard University.
Peter Ho Davies' new novel tells four separate stories, from a 19th-century tycoon and his Chinese valet to the murder of a Chinese American man in 1982. It's a revelatory, deftly structured read.
Starting that next chapter can be difficult in any young person's life. And YA writers know it well. Sandra Cisneros, Jacqueline Woodson, Tamora Pierce and Jason Reynolds offer some words of wisdom.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks to director Justin Tipping, whose debut feature film Kicks is out now. The movie focuses on a young black man living in an inner-city neighborhood in California, and the lengths he goes to retrieve his stolen vintage sneakers.
The 1994 best selling book Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil introduced the world to many of the eccentric characters in Savannah, Ga. Perhaps none was more popular than Lady Chablis, who also played herself in the movie. The transgender performer died this week and her hometown is remembering her.
As a child, Atwood loved drawing flying cats. Now, nearly 70 years later, Atwood's dream has been realized in a graphic novel called Angel Catbird. "I'm very fond of him," she says.
Steve Silberman talks about how Nazi extermination plans and a discredited scientific paper about childhood vaccines shaped our current understanding of autism. Originally broadcast Sept. 2, 2015.
A new film stars Tom Hanks as the airline caption who made an emergency landing on the Hudson in 2009. Critic David Edelstein says that Sully's flight sequence is by far the best part of the film.
In Linda Holmes' first dispatch from the Toronto International Film Festival, she reviews films about a civil rights case, gunslinging, a strained marriage and a warm, talky family.
Comedian Cameron Esposito tells us about her new series Take My Wife, inspired by her and her wife Rhea Butcher.
In this final round, every answer contains the last name of a U.S. President.
Shaver saver, tenth tent, hit it. We'll hint at two word phrases like these. Get the second word by removing the letter "H" from the first. That's it!
Comedian Craig Robinson talks about his new movie Morris From America. Then he joins Jonathan Coulton in a rewrite of Styx's "Lady" about famous people or things that start with the word 'lady.'
"I kinda wanted to be a vampire." Was that said by Nobel Peace Prize nominee Mahatma Gandhi, or Academy Award winner and star of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, Angelina Jolie?