Roshani Chokshi's smooth and assured debut draws on folk and fairy tales — Bluebeard, Persephone, Beauty and the Beast — for the story of a young girl whose ominous horoscope sends her on a journey.
In 1858, the poet published a series of advice columns — titled "Manly Health and Training" — in which he recommends wearing a beard, taking a cold bath every morning and avoiding condiments.
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with actress Amanda Peet about her Lenny Letter essay, "Never Crossing The Botox Rubicon," and how to navigate aging in the image-obsessed entertainment industry.
New parents need all the help they can get. Author and mom of two Asha Dornfest has compiled a book of 134 handy hacks for parents. That roll of blue painter tape? A "magical multitasker," she says.
New parents need all the help they can get. Author and mom of two Asha Dornfest has compiled a book of 134 handy hacks for parents. That roll of blue painter's tape? A "magical multitasker," she says.
Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
A new film imagines what happened when Elvis Presley met President Nixon on Dec. 21, 1970. Film critic David Edelstein says Elvis & Nixon "shows the crazy-making insulation of celebrity."
This week, the roundtable discusses the HBO comedy Silicon Valley and Stephen Thompson sits down with Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard.
Jonathan Coulton plays the bad guy! In this game, we've rewritten The Romantics song "What I Like About You" from the perspective of famous fictional villains, complaining about their arch-enemies.
In this game, we mash-up famous directors and celebrities. For example, "The captain from the TV series Enterprise finds out he's a replicant" is a description of "Ridley Scott Bakula."
Buckle up in your racecar and get ready to ride, because this game is all about palindromes! Each answer is a word that can be read the same both forwards and backwards.
In this installment of Stump Jonathan Coulton, we ask him to tell us what color the sun is from space.
The answer to every clue is either "more than 50," or "fewer than 50." That's all you need to know. May the odds be in your favor.
This game is a play on the slang term "Netflix and Chill," but every answer ends with a word rhyming with "Chill."
It was a simple idea: Would you, our listeners, tweet us poems for National Poetry Month? Your response contained multitudes — haiku, lyrics, even one 8-year-old's ode to her dad's bald spot.
Jason Bateman directs a cast including himself, Nicole Kidman and Christopher Walken in the story of a family where the parents' experimental performances included the kids from an early age.
The sketch comedy duo Key and Peele pull off the difficult feat of translating their sensibility into a feature film that recalls out-all-night sagas like Adventures In Babysitting.
A dictator commandeers and pampers a young girl in Maya Vitkova's boldly visceral fairy tale.
Juliette Binoche plays another in a string of grieving-survivor roles in the visually powerful story of a mother who meets her son's girlfriend.
Betsy Lerner writes about joining her 83-year-old mother's weekly bridge club in her new book. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls The Bridge Ladies a "smart and colorful memoir."