Ken Russell (1927-2011) accepts a BAFTA in 1969 for creative contribution to television. Central Press/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Central Press/Getty Images
Controversial Film Director Ken Russell Dies At 84
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142851110/142864268" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Silent Screen idol George Valentin (Jean Dujardin) and Peppy Miller (Berenice Bejo), a young and upcoming dancer, share a vivacious moment on stage in Michel Hazanavicius's film The Artist. The Weinstein Company hide caption

toggle caption The Weinstein Company
In 'The Artist,' A Silent Look At Old Hollywood
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/142601838/142641874" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Seeds Of Change: Once Upon A Time's Regina (Lana Parilla) has an apple (or six) with Snow White's name on it. The ABC show — which transports the population of the Enchanted Forest into modern-day Maine — is one of two new network dramas that put a new twist on old tales.

Jack Rowand/ABC hide caption

toggle caption Jack Rowand/ABC
Fairy-Tale Adaptations: It's Ever After, All Right
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141522257/141563691" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A Moving Sound. YunYa Hsieh stands at the center, Scott Praire sits to the right.

Courtesy of the artists hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artists
Death Metal, Vernacular And Tradition: The Music Scene In Taiwan
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141275439/141290321" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript
Swedish Poet Wins Nobel Prize In Literature
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141133981/141128521" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Adonis, born Ali Ahmad Said Esber, is one of the contenders for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Mario Vedder/AP hide caption

toggle caption Mario Vedder/AP
Long Literary Shadows On Nobel Shortlist
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/141081718/141105178" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A press photo of Sylvia Robinson from around 1992. Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Al Pereira/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images
Sylvia Robinson, Who Helped Make 'Rapper's Delight,' Has Died
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140927061/140933549" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Maria Bello plays Detective Jane Timoney — a revamped version of Helen Mirren's iconic Jane Tennison — in NBC's remake of the British drama Prime Suspect. Patrick Harbron/NBC hide caption

toggle caption Patrick Harbron/NBC
NBC's 'Prime Suspect' Hopes To Fill Some Very Big And Very British Shoes
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/140533965/140590461" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Seun Kuti and the Egypt 80's July 15 show at Grand Performances in Los Angeles. For over 25 years, Grand Performances' free shows have drawn diverse crowds to downtown L.A. RJ Sakai/Courtesy of Grand Performances hide caption

toggle caption RJ Sakai/Courtesy of Grand Performances
Free Music In The Heart Of The L.A. Sprawl
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/139804447/140002669" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Nickolas Ashford and Valerie Simpson on stage in New York around 1978. Richard E. Aaron/Redferns hide caption

toggle caption Richard E. Aaron/Redferns
Nick Ashford, Songwriter, Singer And Producer, Has Died
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/139879277/139889627" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Jennifer Lawrence, as Ree Dolly in Winter's Bone, on the front porch of Frank Layson's house in southwestern Missouri. Layson's hand-built house served as the home for the Dolly children in the film. Sebastian Mlynarski/Roadside Attractions hide caption

toggle caption Sebastian Mlynarski/Roadside Attractions
On Location: The Frozen Ozarks Of 'Winter's Bone'
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/139753185/139763195" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Best Buds From Back In The Day: Ernie and Bert on the set of Sesame Street in 1970, the year after it premiered. Children's Television Workshop/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Children's Television Workshop/Getty Images
They're Just Best Friends. That's It. Seriously
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/139582855/139586376" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Archer Mayor exposes the seedy underbelly of Brattleboro, Vt., in his mystery novels. But it's a challenge to bring out the dark side; Brattleboro, and Vermont in general, the author says, are "inordinately pleasant" places. Ken Gallager hide caption

toggle caption Ken Gallager
Brattleboro: Vermont's Hotbed Of Fictional Crime
  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/138787433/138884645" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript