On this week's round-table podcast, we talk about the charm and peril of live events, we take a quiz on the most regrettable television currently circulating, and we talk about what's making us happy this week.
Thursday night's live production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic suffered from limited acting in places, but it offered some Broadway veterans a rare opportunity to shine for larger crowds.
This week — inspired by our brand new book app — we're sharing some of our hosts' and journalists' favorite books of the entire year. Audie Cornish, David Greene, Michel Martin and Deb Amos are just a few of the app's staff contributors.
In the past five years, NPR has brought you 80-plus year-end book lists. This year, we've decided to change it up. Introducing NPR's Book Concierge: our guide to more than 200 of 2013's great reads.
A Thanksgiving tale serves as a good reminder of the importance of basic skepticism as you navigate a viral information economy.
Eric Deggans looks at the midseason finale of The Walking Dead and concludes that while the show is brutal and violent, it's ultimately concerned with matters of humanity and hope.
Hollywood will be putting out 50-odd offerings, from spectacles to specialty films, between now and New Year's Eve. NPR's Bob Mondello picks three pics about the artistic process to highlight here.
Marc Hirsh marks the 25th anniversary of the great bad-movie snark-off by taking an unpopular opinion about two poor fellas who got stranded in space playing with robots.
Chris Klimek looks back at all of The Boss's covers to note that while some of the early and mid-career ones are iconic, the recent ones are utterly head-scratching.
Katie Couric's leap to Yahoo! has been hailed as a landmark and criticized as an awkward misstep. But Eric Deggans sees in both Couric and Yahoo! media brands struggling to find a way forward.
There's been a lot of talk about Katniss Everdeen as an unconventional heroine, but she's also got a pretty unconventional love interest, in that he would be a more Hollywood-conventional girlfriend than boyfriend.
On this week's show, we bleep-ily tackle the topic of profanity in pop culture, and we chat about stories in movies and television that are rendered obsolete — or are they? — when the world changes around them. As always, we close with what's making us happy this week.
Esquire's new idea for television about ordinary dudes: Punch them both at the end.
The way we talk about films, audiences, and expectations often reflects not just what happened, or even what usually happens — it reflects what amounts to little more than mythology.
On this week's round-table podcast, we talk about the power and limits of Twitter, the increasing availability of entertainment in languages other than English, and what's making us happy this week.