Wonder Woman's creator had a few secrets of his own. Historian Jill Lepore describes William Moulton Marstothe's unusual life in The Secret History of Wonder Woman. Originally broadcast Oct. 27, 2014.
Fried chicken is a racially fraught food. But for African-American women in Gordonsville, Va., the dish became a route to financial independence after the Civil War.
Legendary Egyptian actor Omar Sharif has died at the age of 83. He became a global star in the 1960s with films like Lawrence of Arabia and Doctor Zhivago — but his career started in Cairo.
HBO's mock tennis documentary stars Andy Samberg as a brash American taking on a shy Brit in a fictional 2004 match that lasted a week.
In Do I Sound Gay?, director David Thorpe discusses the so-called "gay voice" and reveals his own attempt (with speech pathologist Susan Sankin) to sound "less gay." Originally broadcast July 7, 2015.
Coates writes about race and social issues for The Atlantic. His new book, Between The World And Me, brings to bear his fear that his life and the lives of his loved ones might end unnaturally.
In his final dramatic role, Robin Williams plays a man who tries late in his life to find happiness.
In a new documentary, a gay man tries to change the sound of his voice and wonders why, exactly, he thinks he should.
Self/less is a dull rumination on familiar themes about body-swapping and life-swapping, exploring none of the actually provocative questions it raises.
Can you hear what's similar about a Palestinian line dance and Swift's "Shake It Off?" Or The Sound Of Music's "Do-Re-Mi" and a Pygmy song? Scientists have finally decoded the language of music.
Sean Baker's bleak, boisterous farce follows two transgender sex workers on Christmas Eve in Los Angeles. David Edelstein says Tangerine is "brilliantly shaped, edited, scored and performed."
It's hard to get social media aspects of a TV show right, and it's hard to get people to watch a show when it's on. Comedy Central's fake game show is surprisingly good at both.
Can you identify the famous film by its redubbed iconic line? "Pardon my French, but you're an aardvark!"
Everyone loves food, so naturally, many English idioms involve edible delicacies. We've put a literal spin on some of these yummy sayings.
Comedian Jim Gaffigan talks food, family, and his new TV Land show The Jim Gaffigan Show. Plus, his wife and writing partner Jeannie reveals Jim's deep dark secrets.
G-L-O-R-I-A! Gloria! You know that Van Morrison song-- we've improved it by rewriting the lyrics to describe other women, real and fictional, whose first names have six letters and end in "i-a."
Rate My Professors is an invaluable resource for college students looking for that brilliant lecturer--or an easy A. In this game, we've written reviews for fictional professors and their classes.
VIP Jim Gaffigan has spent a lifetime "researching" junk food, so naturally he aces this game on fun facts about our favorite guilty pleasure foods.
Don't worry, no burpees or pushups in this final round. Instead, every answer is a word, phrase, or proper noun that contains the name of a geometric shape or figure.
During Prohibition, booze was banned, but "medicinal" spirits weren't, a loophole whiskey makers exploited. That's just one of the tidbits a new book tracing the history of whiskey labels reveals.