Telling the story of a young girl's attempts to connect with an old man she spots living on the moon, a Christmas ad from British retailer John Lewis has sparked tears, views, and a bit of criticism.
Adnan Syed has been granted a hearing to let his lawyers present a possible alibi, and to probe both "alleged prosecutorial misconduct" and the competence of Syed's original attorney.
Cindy Crawford obviously knows everything there is to know about modeling. But what about scale modeling? You know, building those detailed miniature versions of things? We'll find out.
Actor Mary Louise Parker has written a memoir, Dear Mr. You, in the form of letters to important men in her life — among them her beloved father and the accountant who had to tell her she was broke.
Washington D.C. punk legend Ian Svenonius veers from anarchist tirade to Swiftian satire in this new essay collection, which takes aim at tipping, Ikea, censorship, music and yes, NPR too.
George Barris, who created the Batmobile through his work customizing cars, has died.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Jon Meacham about his biography of George H.W. Bush, which includes the elder Bush's criticism of his son's administration when it came to the second war in Iraq.
Karen Baker Landers and Per Hallberg won the Oscar for their sound work on Skyfall. Now they're back with the new James Bond movie, Spectre. NPR's Becky Sullivan talks to the pair about just what a sound editor does.
Cranston used tapes of the writer to study his speech patterns and smoking habit. Then he put on glasses and a mustache, and he says, "I [started] to see that man." His new film is called Trumbo.
A new film chronicles the real-life team of reporters who exposed a network of pedophile priests and Church enablers in Boston. Critic David Edelstein calls Spotlight a brilliant work.
In his book, Easy Street (The Hard Way), actor Ron Perlman describes himself as having a face "that was not ugly but surely one of its kind." Originally broadcast Sept. 22, 2014.
Dunham says when she started writing HBO's Girls, she was drawn to characters with "a bit of a Zelda Fitzgerald lost, broken woman quality." Originally broadcast Sept. 29, 2014.
Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon explains how the more he talked about his depression, the more others wanted to tell their own stories.
Psychologist Guy Winch makes the case for practicing emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
Neurobiologist David Anderson explains why psychiatric drugs don't always work, and how researchers are working to find targeted forms of treatment — including his own experiments with fruit flies.
Twenty-three-year-old Alix Generous describes her years-long journey through misdiagnosis in the mental health system and how it affected her sense of confidence and self-worth.
Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon describes how he hid from — and eventually confronted — his own serious depression.
On this week's show, we check in on a comedy in progress: Fox's Brooklyn Nine-Nine. We also talk about culture we've been meaning to get to, and about what's making us happy this week.
NPR film critic Bob Mondello reviews Spectre, the latest in the Bond franchise. It's got the Bond cars, the Bond villain and the Bond girls, but it lacks the feeling of its predecessors.
Drew Barrymore and Toni Collette are convincing as lifelong friends facing both good and bad together, even if the film feels ragged and too forcefully directed at times.