Gene Wilder has twice been nominated for an Academy Award. Karen Wilder hide caption

toggle caption Karen Wilder

They'll Drink To That: Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor celebrate Taylor's Best Actress Oscar win for 1966's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? — which also earned a Best Actor nomination for Burton. hide caption

toggle caption
Melissa Ann Pinney

A branch of Chase bank in New York City. JPMorgan Chase reported $11.7 billion in earnings in 2009, more than double its revenue from 2008. Chris McGrath/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption Chris McGrath/Getty Images

After working as a journalist covering two wars and Philadelphia politics, author Michael Schaffer has turned his attention to the American pet-obsession. Ryan Donnel/Henry Holt And Company hide caption

toggle caption Ryan Donnel/Henry Holt And Company

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor