Last Build Date: Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:49:00 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:49:00 -0400Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.
Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:00:16 -0400Holmes, who grew up a devout Christian, says he draws on his early career and "churchy" roots in HBO's Crashing. Powers talks about mental illness and his efforts to help his sons.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:46:01 -0400Daniel Clowes' angst-ridden graphic novel is the basis for a new film starring Woody Harrelson and Laura Dern. Critic David Edelstein says Wilson's abrasive protagonist is worth getting to know.
Fri, 24 Mar 2017 15:46:01 -0400In the early 20th century, American eugenicists used forced sterilization to "breed out" traits considered undesirable. Adam Cohen tells the story in Imbeciles. Originally broadcast March 7, 2016.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:53:00 -0400Barris, who died Tuesday in New York, created The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show, and later wrote the autobiography, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Originally broadcast in 1986.
Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:53:00 -0400Kate Hennessy drew from family letters, diaries and memories in writing Dorothy Day, a biography of her late grandmother. Day founded the Catholic Worker Movement and is now a candidate for sainthood.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:06:24 -0400Jane Mayer writes in the New Yorker about Robert Mercer and his daughter, Rebekah, who have poured millions of dollars into Breitbart News, and who pushed to have Bannon run Trump's campaign.
Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:34:00 -0400Jean Hanff Korelitz's new novel surveys student life at a New England college in turmoil. Critic Maureen Corrigan says The Devil and Webster is "wittily on target."
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:39:18 -0400Holmes, who grew up a devout Christian, says he saw himself as a "Good Boy" comic in the early stages of his career. "I was basically picturing [Jesus] in the back of the club."
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:20:00 -0400The legendary guitarist, songwriter and singer died Saturday at the age of 90. Rock historian Ed Ward looks back on Berry's music and career. Originally broadcast in May 2008.
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:13:00 -0400"There is no greater ... feeling of helplessness than to watch two beloved sons deteriorate before [your] eyes," says Ron Powers. His new book is No One Cares About Crazy People.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 09:00:00 -0400Get Out Director Jordan Peele discusses his love of horror films. Kevin Whitehead reviews Frank Carlberg's new tribute to Thelonious Monk. Barry's novel, Days Without End, features Irish immigrants.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:25:39 -0400More than 20 years after the release of the original film about a band of thieving Scottish junkies, Boyle returns to the same characters. Critic David Edelstein calls the new film "tremendous fun."
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:25:39 -0400Kander and his partner, Fred Ebb, wrote the songs for a number of musicals, including Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Cabaret. Kander spoke to Terry Gross in 1991 and 2015.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 12:15:00 -0400Andrews presides over a quintet of youngsters who are putting on a play in her new Netflix series. Critic David Bianculli calls Julie's Greenroom a celebration of creative collaboration.