October 2, 2012 Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, children of original James Bond producer Albert Broccoli, have kept the business of Bond in the family. With the latest film in the 50-year-old franchise due in November, they spoke with NPR's David Greene about the Bond legacy.
October 1, 2012 She's been known to drink a bottle of Kahlua in the bathtub while ignoring the knocks of her kids outside. She has no shame, and she swears an extremely blue streak. In his new novel, The Cursing Mommy's Book of Days, humorist Ian Frazier spends a year in the life of a temperamental housewife.
October 1, 2012 When she was a teen, Lois Lowry had seen the "dirty" books her classmates passed around on the playground. But A Tree Grows in Brooklyn was different. It was gritty, raw and utterly fascinating.
September 30, 2012 In his new book, New Yorker film critic David Denby bemoans what digital and global filmmaking has done to the industry. "[Movies] have to play in Bangkok and Bangalore ... as well as Bangor, Maine," he says. "The local flavor has gone out of them."
September 30, 2012 Susan Isaacs' latest novel revolves around Gloria Garrison, a 79-year-old CEO with a multimillion-dollar makeover business. Isaacs says her female characters don't need to be likable, but they should "fight for something beyond themselves."
September 30, 2012 Director Rian Johnson is known for his 2005 high school noir flick Brick. His new movie, Looper, jumps 30 years into a grim future for a twisty thriller involving time traveling assassins. Johnson says time travel stories are intensely relatable, because everyone wonders about their past.
September 30, 2012 Every answer today is a six-letter word or name that has a repeated two-letter pair, like "eraser," which has E-R twice, or "regret," which has R-E twice. The repeated pair of letters can appear anywhere in the word. You'll be given the pair of letters and a clue, and you provide the words.
September 29, 2012 Round 9 of Three-Minute Fiction has closed and the judging process is now under way. Susan Stamberg reads an excerpt from one standout story, Butterflies, written by Jennifer Dupree. Listeners can read the story in its entirety along with other stories online at www.npr.org/threeminutefiction.
September 29, 2012 We're pretty sure Kluwe is either the nerdiest player in the NFL, and/or the most athletic nerd in history. We've invited him to answer three questions about the Ig Nobel awards, which honor some of the more ridiculous breakthroughs in science.