The director presents a collection of uproarious and intimate conversations with some of today's most popular comedians, drawing on his teenage radio hosting days.
The cultural historian and author of Inside Pee-Wee's Playhouse traces the story of the film-making partnership between Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale that culminated in the Back to the Future franchise.
A film critic and movie historian who has been watching cinema for 70 years and has seen almost 19,000 films brings viewers on a tour of his favorite movies, highlighting forgotten treasures and explaining what makes a film a hit or a flop.
Traces the rise of the soul icon from preacher's son to musical legend and discusses his tragically short career in the context of the cultural and social movements of the 1960s.
Andrea Mays chronicles Henry Folger's efforts to collect as many of William Shakespeare's first folios as he could.
Examining the history behind the infamous War of the Worlds radio drama, the author draws upon the hundreds of letters sent directly to Orson Welles after the broadcast, revealing its true aftermath.
Part master class, part exceptional analysis, one of the country's foremost experts on Shakespeare explores the women of his plays, illuminating the playwright's changing understanding of the feminine and revealing some of his deepest insights.
An acclaimed cultural historian — drawing on previously untapped archival sources and a vast array of interviews with such voices as Randy Newman, Jimmy Webb, Linda Ronstadt and Herb Alpert — presents a fascinating social history of the Great American Songwriting Era.
Based on interviews and years of research, a journalist explores the cultural dominance of the Twee movement, an old-fashioned yet highly modern aesthetic that has been embraced in music, art, film, fashion, food and politics.