Strangely captivating: The volatile Lisbeth Salander has fascinated readers worldwide. For Noomi Rapace, the actress who turned her into a screen icon, she was particularly hard to let go of. Knut Koivisto hide caption

toggle caption Knut Koivisto

The members of Screaming Females have nurtured a thriving underground scene in an unlikely town. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

toggle caption Courtesy of the artist

The Record

Screaming Females: DIY In New Brunswick

The rock trio has helped support a thriving underground scene in an unlikely New Jersey town.

Listen Loading… 5:41
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
David Corio/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Valerie Plame Wilson (left) on set with Naomi Watts (right), who portrays her in Fair Game. Ken Regan/Summit Entertainment hide caption

toggle caption Ken Regan/Summit Entertainment

Toys from the first two movies, like Jessie and Buzz Lightyear, are back for the third installment of Toy Story. Disney/Pixar hide caption

toggle caption Disney/Pixar

Edgar Ramirez stars as Ilich Ramirez Sanchez, the Venezuelan-born terrorist who rose to notoriety as Carlos the Jackal. IFC Films hide caption

toggle caption IFC Films


When Global Terrorism Went By Another Name

In a 5 1/2-hour drama, the acclaimed French filmmaker Olivier Assayas re-creates the life and era of the notorious terrorist known as Carlos the Jackal.

Listen Loading… 5:34
  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    <iframe src="" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Justin Timberlake's No. 1 singles include "SexyBack," "My Love" and "What Goes Around.../...Comes Around." Peggy Sirota hide caption

toggle caption Peggy Sirota

Aaron Tveit and James Franco star as Peter Orlovsky and Allen Ginsberg JoJo Whilden/Oscilloscope Laboratories hide caption

toggle caption JoJo Whilden/Oscilloscope Laboratories

In the new prison drama Stone, Edward Norton stars as the title character, a convict who's up for parole -- and willing to do anything to qualify. Ron Batzdorff/Overture Films hide caption

toggle caption Ron Batzdorff/Overture Films

In his before-movies career, Inside Job director Charles Ferguson (an Oscar nominee for his film No End In Sight) spent three years at MIT researching interactions between high technology, globalization, and government policy -- and went on to found the company that created FrontPage, an early Web-authoring tool. Mariusz Cichon/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

toggle caption Mariusz Cichon/Sony Pictures Classics

Actor Tony Curtis is shown seated in a studio chair in 1965. The star of Some Like it Hot and Spartacus died on Wednesday. He was 85. AP Photo hide caption

toggle caption AP Photo

NPR thanks our sponsors

Become an NPR sponsor