October 16, 2012 A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit yesterday that claimed that The Bachelor discriminates against people of color. But the fact that the case was dismissed doesn't mean the conversation is over.
October 16, 2012 Louise Erdrich's latest novel examines the way violence can give rise to violence, as a young Native American man pursues justice for his mother, who has been sexually assaulted. Reviewer Alan Cheuse says the book is one of Erdrich's best — keenly crafted and containing some wonderful set pieces.
October 15, 2012 Actor John Hawkes has played plenty of unusual characters, but the physical demands of his latest role required ingenuity and pain management. He speaks with All Things Considered about the difficulty of playing a character who is paralyzed from the neck down.
October 15, 2012 You may think you don't know the work of artist Wayne White, but if you watched videos or Pee-Wee's Playhouse, you probably do. In a new documentary, he talks about creativity and being a tough fit for the art world.
October 15, 2012 A new History series pays tribute to five incredibly wealthy industrialists.
October 15, 2012 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try the Candwich, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in a can. The makers say it has an extended shelf life over conventional sandwiches, staying fresh for years. This is good, because it may take decades to get up the nerve to eat it.
October 15, 2012 Television comedy used to be almost exclusively about families and workplaces. Shows about groups of friends with nothing else to tie them to each other have their own ideas of emotional closeness.
October 15, 2012 Tonight, Paula Abdul comes to Dancing With The Stars, where she will undoubtedly be very, very nice to everyone.
October 15, 2012 After the first manuscript of Thomas Carlyle's French Revolution was accidentally burned, he began again with renewed fervor. Historian H.W. Brands explains why Carlyle's book remains fresh as ever. Have you ever lost your magnum opus to fire or flash drive? Tell us in the comments.
October 15, 2012 Novelists Aatish Taseer and Naomi Benaron portray life amid sectarian violence in Pakistan and Rwanda, respectively, while Glenn Carle reflects on being a CIA interrogator, novelist Jonathan Lethem explores his influences, and David Bellos probes translation's complexity.