Comic strip creator Berkeley Breathed tells Fresh Air's Sam Briger that a 2008 letter from author Harper Lee inspired him to re-launch his famous strip on Facebook. It's now called Bloom County 2015.
When Donna Karan started her brand in 1984, she thought it would be "a little company." Four decades later, she looks back on her life, her legacy and leaving her company. Her memoir is My Journey.
Jorge Ramos discusses journalism and his run-in with Donald Trump. Israeli-born chef Michael Solomonov connects people to the food of his homeland. Andy Goldsworthy turns rain, ice and trees into art.
The Apple founder spoke with Fresh Air's Terry Gross in 1996. Later, after he was diagnosed with cancer, Jobs asked Walter Isaacson to write his biography. Isaacson spoke to Fresh Air Oct. 25, 2011.
Aaron Sorkin's new film follows the rise of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. Critic David Edelstein says the film begins with an overflowing, Shakespearean quality, but turns banal by its third act.
Fiston Mwanza Mujila's novel, Tram 83, is a freewheeling tale about life in an imaginary place inspired by the author's home country, the Democratic Republic of Congo. Critic John Powers has a review.
British artist Andy Goldsworthy's sculptures melt and decay. "It's not about art," he says. "It's just about life, and the need to understand that a lot of things in life do not last."
Smith follows up to her National Book Award-winning memoir, Just Kids, with another memoir, M Train. Critic Maureen Corrigan says it is a haunting story about weathering life's storms.
Son of Saul, set in a Nazi death camp in 1944, won the Grand Prix at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Director László Nemes and star Géza Röhrig discuss the film with Fresh Air's Terry Gross.
FX's American Horror Story returns for season five this week. TV critic David Bianculli says this season, which is set in a lavish old hotel, is "the most visually arresting and twisted one yet."
Now in its fourth decade of music-making, Los Lobos just released its first studio album since 2010. Rock critic Ken Tucker says Gates of Gold is "full of thick, mysterious music."
Chef Michael Solomonov sees his mission as connecting people to the food of his homeland. "That, to me, is my life's work," he says. Solomonov's new cookbook is Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking.
Singer Jen Shyu was born in Illinois, but spent years in East Asia, studying regional music, languages and literature. Critic Kevin Whitehead says that Shyu's research echoes throughout her new album.
Mexican-born journalist Jorge Ramos moved to the U.S. in 1983. "I am glad that I came," he says. "The First Amendment has given me all the opportunities that I couldn't have in Mexico."
Author D. Watkins discusses growing up during Baltimore's crack epidemic. Maureen Corrigan reviews Jojo Moyes' novel, After You. "Street doctor" James O'Connell treats Boston's most isolated patients.
Ridley Scott's new film stars Matt Damon as an astronaut stranded on Mars. Critic David Edelstein says The Martian features special effects that make you feel like you are seeing the real red planet.
In the '50s, four people collaborated to create a pill that would allow women to enjoy sex. Jonathan Eig details the history in The Birth of the Pill. Originally broadcast Oct. 7, 2014.
Author D. Watkins says that crack destroyed his East Baltimore neighborhood, and explains how the real day-to-day of selling drugs is nothing like the movies. His new book is The Beast Side.
Moyes' follow-up to her 2012 novel Me Before You explores the depths of grief and the paths of resilience. Maureen Corrigan calls After You "an affecting [and] entertaining female adventure tale."
Joby Warrick, author of Black Flags, traces the Islamic State's development from an al-Qaida-related insurgency in Iraq to a successful jihadist movement that now holds territory in Syria and Iraq.