Set amidst Brazil's version of rodeo, Gabriel Mascaro's new film blends hope, melancholy, humor and poetry. Critic John Powers says Neon Bull is a remarkable feature that is filled with funny moments.
Charles Bock could have chosen to write this story as an autobiography. Alice & Oliver is based on a real-life nightmare in which his wife — then, a young mother — was diagnosed with leukemia.
Dan Lyons was in his 50s when he lost his job reporting on the tech industry. He took a job at a start-up, where he was the old guy. His new book is Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Start-Up Bubble.
The techniques Eric Fair used still weighs on his conscience. "There is no middle ground," he says. "Torture is an enhanced interrogation." His new memoir is Consequence.
The comedian tackles a dramatic role in HBO's Vinyl, author Sarah Hepola reflects on a careless Facebook post and columnist Jeff Passan explains why young pitchers are more vulnerable to injury.
Vendela Vida's The Diver's Clothes Lie Empty is a novel about the sense of dislocation that often comes with traveling to another country. Originally broadcast on June 30, 2015.
Duke won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Helen Keller in 1962's The Miracle Worker. She died Tuesday at the age of 69. Originally broadcast in 1988.
The new Miles Davis biopic begins in the 1970s, at the end of Davis' five-year hiatus from the music scene. Critic David Edelstein calls Don Cheadle's portrayal of the musician "electrifying."
In The Arm, baseball columnist Jeff Passan explains how competitive pressure on young players is making them more vulnerable.
Jacob Bernstein named his documentary about his mother after an Ephron family saying — "everything is copy," meaning that anything and everything that happens to you is fair game to write about.
Ever since Everybody Loves Raymond, the actor says he's been trying to take on more dramatic roles. In the HBO drama Vinyl, he plays a record company executive who contemplates suicide.
Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to sexuality, girls hear that "they're supposed to be sexy, they're supposed to perform sexually for boys, but ... their sexual pleasure is unspoken."
Author Sarah Hepola has complained for years about the random hatred of the Internet. Then, with one careless post, she became part of the problem.
According to Adam Hochschild, about 2,800 Americans fought in the Spanish Civil War, and some were bombed by Nazis years before the U.S. entered World War II. His new book is Spain in Our Hearts.
Arnaud Desplechin's new film centers on the memories of a middle-aged Frenchman who returns to Paris after years of living abroad. Critic John Powers says My Golden Days is "achingly romantic."
Michael Ian Black talks about masculinity, vanity and his new memoir. Ken Tucker reviews Loretta Lynn's new album, Full Circle. Regina King directs for television, but says "I absolutely love acting."
Screenwriter Phyllis Nagy and director Todd Haynes discuss their Oscar-nominated film based on Patricia Highsmith's 1952 novel, The Price of Salt. Originally broadcast Jan. 6, 2016.
The comic, who died Thursday, told Fresh Air that it took him years to develop a style — and then he got dumped. "That was really the beginning of the Garry Shandling dating years in stand-up."
"When I'm acting, I always imagine myself as looking totally different than the person that appears onscreen," Black says. The comic writes about family, masculinity and vanity in his new memoir.
Director Zack Snyder layers subplot on top of subplot in his film of battling superheroes. Critic David Edelstein says Batman v. Superman is full of fragments and teases, and overall, "just awful."