Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:06:13 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:06:13 -0400The HBO series is now in its sixth season. Producer Frank Rich also writes a column for New York magazine about the intersection of politics and popular culture.
Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:06:13 -0400A new 10-part adaptation of Margaret Atwood's 1986 novel stars Elisabeth Moss as a woman living in a totalitarian state. Critic David Bianculli says the miniseries depicts a bleak and haunting future.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:33:00 -0400Fitzgerald, who died in 1996, had her first hits with Chick Webb's big band before going out on her own in the 1940s. Critic Kevin Whitehead says Fitzgerald at her best is as good as it gets.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:44:00 -0400Dr. Elizabeth Ford treated mentally ill inmates in New York City for more than a decade. It was almost universal, she says, that they had suffered abuse or significant neglect as children.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:42:00 -0400Ankiel entered the major leagues in 1999 as a gifted pitcher, but one day suddenly lost that gift. He talks about his pitching demons, his troubled childhood and his way back to baseball.
Mon, 24 Apr 2017 13:41:00 -0400Dani Shapiro's new memoir dramatizes the dizzying ways a lifetime passes, loops around, speeds up and sometimes seems to stand still. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls it an incisive and charged work.
Sat, 22 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400Alyssa Mastromonaco talks about her years working in the West Wing. Justin Chang reviews Terence Davies' new film about Emily Dickinson. Kory Stamper explains how new words get into the dictionary.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:24:00 -0400British filmmaker Terence Davies turns his attention to the gifted New England poet in his new movie. Critic Justin Chang calls the film a "sharp, sensitive portrait" of a woman ahead of her time.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:24:00 -0400Author Peggy Orenstein says that when it comes to adolescent sexuality, the subject of girls' pleasure is often left unspoken. Originally broadcast March 29, 2016.
Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:28:00 -0400As President Trump approaches his 100th day in office, White House correspondent Maggie Haberman of The New York Times says "the magnitude of the job is sinking in for him."
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:32:00 -0400For a new word to enter the dictionary, it must meet three criteria: widespread use, sustained use and meaningful use. Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper explains the process in Word by Word.
Wed, 19 Apr 2017 13:32:00 -0400A botched theft leads to murder in Fargo's third season, and Bill Nye offers up science for adults in his new Netflix series. TV critic David Bianculli reviews both.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:12:51 -0400Israeli filmmaker Joseph Cedar centers his new movie on a wannabe dealmaker, played by Richard Gere. Critic John Powers calls Norman a mordantly funny drama with a "dazzlingly revelatory" ending.
Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:12:00 -0400Alyssa Mastromonaco worked in the West Wing for six exhilarating and exhausting years. She describes that era in her new memoir, Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?
Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:26:00 -0400Members of the Osage Indian Nation became very wealthy in the 1920s after oil deposits were found on their land. Then local whites began targeting the tribe. Journalist David Grann tells the story.