NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with actor J.K. Simmons about his much buzzed about performance as a brutal music teacher in the new film Whiplash.
James Risen could face prison for refusing to reveal his source for a story about a botched CIA operation intended to sabotage Iran's nuclear weapons program. His new book is Pay Any Price.
The long-awaited new novel in Garth Nix's Old Kingdom series goes back in time to follow a powerful young woman on a difficult path. Fans will get a chill when Clariel's final destiny is revealed.
NBC's new romantic comedy Marry Me may wind up joining a frustrating group of shows that struggle to survive on broadcast, where appealing to everyone is key.
Based on the true story of journalist Gary Webb, Kill The Messenger spins a yarn of Washington intrigue, spy drama, and investigative journalism.
Thanks to the magic of radio, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! listeners aren't usually privy to what goes on behind the scenes at the NPR News Quiz. Watch at your own risk. It's not pretty.
News reports say books by several writers have been banned by Chinese authorities, in apparent censorship orders now circulating online.
"Men are allowed to talk about sports relentlessly, and yet we still take them seriously," says Cosmo's Joanna Coles, so women should be able to talk about fashion and politics.
From a cup who dreams of a window seat to a problem-solving owl, Oliver Jeffers' new picture book, Once Upon an Alphabet, gives each letter its own story.
Study after study reveals that women remain underrepresented in film, both on screen and off. But film festivals can play a role in closing the gap.
The actor says he's been able to do a lot of different things in his life, including his role as Doogie Howser. So when he sat down to write a memoir, he made it a "Choose Your Own Adventure."
Many sandwiches lack structural integrity due to "the sliced cucumber conundrum," says Dan Pashman, author of Eat More Better. He has fixes for it and other kitchen woes — like sad-looking leftovers.
Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his dashing performance as the heroic farm boy Westley in The Princess Bride, has a new book out, full of memories from the cast of the cult classic.
Dating from the last quarter of the 4th century B.C., the mosaic covers a space of nearly 15 feet by 10 feet. It features two horses, a man, and the god Hermes, in colorful detail.
Nerd-about-town Glen Weldon explains to a non-comics-reading guy exactly what is up with the impending death of Wolverine. (That's not a spoiler; the miniseries is actually called Death of Wolverine.)
Neil Young loves his cars so much he wrote a second memoir, Special Deluxe, devoted to them. He speaks with NPR's Ari Shapiro about music, the environment and, of course, automobiles.
The new film Field of Lost Shoes follows a group of VMI cadets who fought at the Battle of New Market. The film is one in a long history of Civil War movies, many of which have been problematic.
NPR's Ari Shapiro gets schooled in the art of being interesting by Benjamin Errett, the author of the new book, Elements of Wit.
Michelle Raffin's new The Birds of Pandemonium is an impassioned but occasionally jumbled memoir of her adventures in the noisy, smelly, exhausting, rewarding world of rare bird conservation.
Host Arun Rath asked TV giant Norman Lear where he got the confidence to spend three years fighting to get All In The Family on air. His answer: "Can you say 'beats the **** out of me' on NPR?"