Chinelo Okparanta's new novel follows a Nigerian girl as she grows up during a violent civil war and struggles to come to terms with her sexuality.
The biggest honors in television will be handed out Sunday night. This year's ceremony comes at a turning point for the awards and the TV industry in general.
Author Mary Karr discusses the faults of memory and the challenges of writing about loved ones. Lutheran minister Nadia Bolz-Weber preaches a Gospel of love to junkies, drag queens and outsiders.
Not My Job is the game where we quiz well-known people about things that they wouldn't have any reason to know anything about. We'll see how Tom Ricketts fares.
The Greek tragedy Medea has been rewritten for the modern age. Mojada: A Medea, running in LA, is set in Southern California and involves a border crossing, a garment worker and a straying husband.
After more than half a century, Sabado Gigante, or "Gigantic Saturday," is going off the air. For years, the variety show was one of the few "family" shows broadcast across the Spanish-speaking world.
The columnist could write like an angel — and bite like an asp. In a new biography, John Norris recounts McGrory's first big break and the proposition she received from a Democratic president.
A survey from the Authors Guild reveals a 30 percent decline in author income since 2009. "You used to be able to make an absolutely living wage as a writer," says Guild President Roxana Robinson.
Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier's new comic is a B-movie type portrait of college life interrupted by the arrival of alien beetles who feed on the shallowest kids.
It's tough to see Jason deCaires Taylor's sculptures firsthand — unless you have scuba gear. Most of them rest under the sea. His latest work is fully visible only when the tide of the Thames recedes.
Blunt says Hollywood creates films with teenage boys in mind and wants that to change. She's now starring in Sicario as an FBI agent investigating a drug cartel along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Media personality and art collector Sultan Al Qassemi spends a fortune on artworks by living, Arab artists; then he shows them to as many people as possible.
Johnny Depp and Emily Blunt lead two new gangster epics that feature extreme violence bumping up against both ethical and unethical law enforcement.
This year's prizes honored, among others, the brave researcher who subjected himself to 200 bee stings to determine where it was most painful.
Writer Jon Ronson says Internet commenters can behave like a mob — and believes it's time to rethink how we interact when we go online.
From Kate Beaton (the creator of Hark! A Vagrant) comes a new collection of comics that combines deadpan humor with minimalist style, drawing inspiration from often surprising historical figures.
Eli and Edythe Broad have been buying works for more than 40 years. They wanted a permanent home for their art — so they've established a museum where anyone can see it for free.
NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR's film critic Bob Mondello and pop culture blogger Linda Holmes about the films they loved — and didn't — at Toronto International Film Festival.
The Streamy Awards are the Oscars of online video. Even though highly produced web videos have major followings — with numbers, in some cases, that exceed television shows — this year, the awards are making a bid for more respectability. NPR spoke with the creators of the Streamies and offers a view of the evolving online video landscape.
Nadia Bolz-Weber is stand-up-comic who opened up a church for people who didn't belong. "My job is to ... remind people that they're absolutely loved," she says. Her new memoir is Accidental Saints.