April 22, 2013 The stars of the upcoming Smurfs sequel pose next to a fake blue Eiffel Tower in Cancun. Really.
April 22, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new concoction from Popeye's: Rip'n Chick'n. This hand-shaped chicken gives you the bird with every delicious bite.
April 22, 2013 At the real-life competition dramatized in Pitch Perfect, approaches to a subculture that's suddenly having its moment vary enormously.
April 21, 2013 Artist Brendan O'Connell's paintings find beauty in a cathedral of American consumerism. His thoughtful, unironic paintings of life inside Wal-Mart stores reflect on our relationship to brands and the search for "transcendence" in a shopping cart.
April 19, 2013 Community groups rally around movies like 42 to prove to studios that a market exists for big-budget films with black leads. But does this approach work?
April 18, 2013 Madame Tussauds in London showed off its new boy band figures this week.
April 18, 2013 NPR comics critic Glen Weldon has a new, comprehensive biography of the classic American hero: Superman. Reviewer Elizabeth Graham says Weldon's survey of the Man of Steel's many lives in Superman: The Unauthorized Biography is "reliable, witty and informative."
April 18, 2013 WCPNMost people think of Superman as a native of Krypton, or perhaps the rural Kansas village of Smallville. Not so fast, say Clevelanders. The creators of the Man of Steel grew up in the city that steel built, and this year, Cleveland is pulling out all the stops for the superhero's 75th birthday.
April 17, 2013 A distasteful reality show about an adult show choir brings regional stereotyping to the Midwest.
April 17, 2013 Caitlin Freeman is an artist who uses sweet confections as her primary medium. Her desserts are clever culinary homages to the great works of art that hang at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Her new book details how to re-create some of her edible art at home.