October 30, 2009 Kids are being encouraged to embrace "positive" Halloween costumes. We ponder what that means.
October 30, 2009 In this morning's roundup: The future of the Mad Max franchise, and the present of nerds. The gift of nerds, really.
October 29, 2009 Animal mascots with giant foam heads: are you pro or con?
October 29, 2009 One new study suggests that televised violence against women has increased dramatically in the last five years.
October 29, 2009 We've got Halloween costumes, we've got pumpkins, we've got news about Chuck, and we've got a completely unbiased perspective on the World Series in which good is playing evil.
October 28, 2009 On this week's Culturetopia: Lenny Kravitz, the worldwide importance of soap operas, Tracy Morgan, and lots more.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/114247146/126688812" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
October 28, 2009 One very famous 13-year-old and one very fine actress from Milk will take on the story of Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan.
October 28, 2009 ESPN is running some of the best original documentary television we've seen in a long, long time, and there's still time to get on board with its 30 For 30 series.
October 28, 2009 The New Yorker has openly addressed the fact that people don't get the cartoons. We're not sure how to take their acknowledgment.
October 28, 2009 Michael Jackson's new movie is out — and so is Adam Lambert's cover art. Patrick Swayze's wife talks about grief, and ABC gets out of a jam, in this morning's roundup.
October 27, 2009 In today's roundup: Colbert, Seth MacFarlane, and a lovely inside joke starring Nathan Fillion.
October 26, 2009 Chuck Klosterman's latest foray into pop-culture essay writing is Eating The Dinosaur, which goes a little introspection-happy, but still knows how to serve it up to Brett Favre.
October 26, 2009 In this morning's news, Bravo has another version of Top Chef ready to go, the Jay Leno Debate isn't over yet, and movies about strong women continue to struggle.
Betty Draper (January Jones) may look like she's got it all together, but that's a very angry lady who's being very carefully written and performed.
October 25, 2009 The actress who plays Betty Draper is an easy target when people look for weak points in Mad Men. But those offhand dismissals underestimate her talent — and the importance of her character.
October 23, 2009 We conduct a highly unscientific study to determine whether the saw is the most frightening tool there is.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor