November 10, 2012 It's the weekend, and for many that means movies. Ever wonder who's working that little room up there in the theater? Photographer Joseph O. Holmes has followed the flickering light to find out.
November 10, 2012 Stephen Spielberg's new movie Lincoln features the authentic sounds of 1865, from Lincoln's own pocket watch to the latch on the carriage door that carried him to Ford's Theatre. Sound designer Ben Burtt talks about making the objects of Lincoln's life heard.
November 10, 2012 For the past 30 years, the homemaking guru has taught people to be classy, useful and elegant, frequently employing her trademark line, "It's a good thing." We've invited her to play a game called "It's a bad thing." Three questions about terrible do-it-yourself craft projects.
November 10, 2012 Serena Frome is more bookworm than spy, but her bosses at MI5 have the perfect mission for her: to cultivate and fund British writers whose politics align with those of the government. Literature and Cold War espionage collide in Ian McEwan's new novel.
November 10, 2012 Photographer James Balog has spent the last several years recording global warming in its coldest regions. NPR's Scott Simon talks with Balog about the new documentary, Chasing Ice, which follows Balog on his quest to document the planet's vanishing glaciers.
November 10, 2012 In The Entertainer, Margaret Talbot chronicles her family history and the rise of popular American entertainment. Her father, actor Lyle Talbot, "loved to work," the author says. "He was somebody who felt very lucky that he was able to make a living doing what he loved in a creative field."
November 9, 2012 Each month, NPR's All Things Considered invites a poet into the newsroom to see how the show comes together, and to write an original poem about the news. This month, our NewsPoet is Idra Novey. Want to write your own poem about the day's news? You can put it in the comments below.
November 9, 2012 Criminologist David M. Kennedy's strategy for reducing gang violence has dramatically reduced youth homicide rates nationwide. In his new memoir, Don't Shoot, Kennedy outlines how community meetings and interventions have worked to curb youth violence in more than 70 cities.
November 9, 2012 Two of the year's most highly anticipated movies arrive this week. Steven Spielberg's Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, and Skyfall, the third film starring Daniel Craig as James Bond 007, directed by American Beauty Oscar-winner Sam Mendes. Film critic David Edelstein has this review of both.
November 9, 2012 Yes, the gingerbread house is still here, and so are magic winter strawberries. But this is a world where young women and small children are delicacies, too. They're fattened for roasting, sliced up for serving, and cut up into stew.
November 9, 2012 Director Sam Mendes won critical acclaim and an Oscar for his first feature film, American Beauty. Now, he is taking on one of the most iconic cinematic franchises in the new James Bond film, Skyfall. He speaks with Renee Montagne about the experience.
November 8, 2012 A repurposed robot prototype named KUKA, originally designed by the auto industry, is the breakout star of Sans Objet, a performance piece making its debut in the U.S. this month. Randy Gener describes the rewards — and the challenges — involved in working with a nearly 3,000-pound diva.