Ralph Fiennes plays Gustave H., a hotel concierge given to bedding his elderly guests, in Wes Anderson's latest film. Bob Yeoman/Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

itoggle caption Bob Yeoman/Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures

Movie Reviews

'Grand Budapest Hotel': Kitsch, Cameos And A Gloriously Stylized Europe

Wes Anderson's new feature takes place at a resort hotel, between World Wars I and II. Fresh Air's critic says the visuals are so witty they transcend camp, but the dialogue isn't quite at that level.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Granta. She is also the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus and Half of A Yellow Sun. Little, Brown and Co. hide caption

itoggle caption Little, Brown and Co.

Interviews

'Americanah' Author Explains 'Learning' To Be Black In The U.S.

When Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie moved from Nigeria to the U.S., she was suddenly confronted with what it meant to be a person of color in America. Her novel explores race in contemporary America.

1

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's short fiction has appeared in The New Yorker and Granta. She is also the author of the novels Purple Hibiscus and Half of A Yellow Sun. Little, Brown and Co. hide caption

itoggle caption Little, Brown and Co.
Listen Loading… 26:56
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/286903648/287354834" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

However Julian Lage 0:32

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Julian Lage
    Track
    However
    Album
    Gladwell
    Label
    Emarcy

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Azamane Bombino 0:42

Play/Purchase

Play/Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Bombino
    Track
    Azamane
    Album
    Agadez
    Label
    Cumbancha

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Flawless [Clean Version] Beyoncé 1:07

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Beyoncé
    Track
    Flawless [Clean Version]

Mr. Moustafa 0:31

Play

Play

Listen to music preview
    Track
    Mr. Moustafa

Another Rainy Day Corinne Bailey Rae

Purchase

Purchase

Listen to music preview
    Artist
    Corinne Bailey Rae
    Track
    Another Rainy Day
    Album
    Corinne Bailey Rae [2 CD]
    Label
    Capitol

Your purchase helps support NPR Programming. How?

Whistle Todd Sickafoose

New Lobby Boy

3

Ralph Fiennes plays Gustave H., a hotel concierge given to bedding his elderly guests, in Wes Anderson's latest film. Bob Yeoman/Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures hide caption

itoggle caption Bob Yeoman/Courtesy of Fox Searchlight Pictures
Listen Loading… 8:13
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/287272427/287354960" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">

Thursday

View show

David Letterman taped his final Late Show with David Letterman on Wednesday. Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via AP hide caption

itoggle caption Jeffrey R. Staab/CBS via AP
View show

Wednesday

View show

Terry Gross and Marc Maron took the stage at WNYC's RadioLoveFest on May 6. During their conversation, Gross says, Maron "occasionally looked a little nervous or frustrated when he thought I was unforthcoming — or worse yet, being dull --€” but mostly, he looked emotionally present, curious and attentive." Rebecca Greenfield/Brooklyn Academy of Music hide caption

itoggle caption Rebecca Greenfield/Brooklyn Academy of Music
View show

Tuesday

View show View show