September 25, 2012 Could humor be the key to bridging a divided nation? Read these relatively nonpolitical jokes told by six very politically outspoken comedians, and tell us which ones you think are funny. We'll try to determine whether that says something about your political leanings.
September 20, 2012 The Scottish actress plays Margaret Thompson, a young Irish widow who marries a corrupt politician on HBO's Boardwalk Empire. Macdonald, who got her start in Trainspotting, tells Fresh Air that she enjoys playing a "strong character" for a change.
September 19, 2012 This election year, everybody's getting in on the action. Along with the usual posters, T-shirts and lapel pins, other presidential election tie-ins are popping up across the land. Here are a few of the most unusual political marketing ploys that caught our eye.
September 18, 2012 Some creationists are taking offense at Dr. Pepper's new take on a famous 1965 evolutionary drawing called "March of Progress." And the outrage and "counteroutrage" are spreading across social media.
September 18, 2012 Commentator Harold Goldberg says Borderlands 2 may not have the story to live up to its terrific dialogue, but it could still be one of the games of the year.
September 18, 2012 A recent discussion of what it means to be "sophisticated" in discussing film has raised fascinating questions about taste, film literacy, and ironic distance.
September 17, 2012 American Idol announced its new judges, Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban, and showed some new interest in actually connecting with existing music fans.