November 14, 2012 From the early '60s to late '80s, A&M was one of the most eclectic and powerful independent record labels in the world, putting out huge records by The Carpenters, Peter Frampton, The Police and Janet Jackson. This year marks the 50th anniversary of A&M's founding.
October 26, 2012 For 50 years, Spanish-speaking TV viewers have tuned into the weekly variety show Sábado Gigante. Since 1962, host Don Francisco has commanded a festive live audience in Miami, with celebrity interviews, musical performances, goofy sidekicks and scantily clad dancers.
October 4, 2012 The filmmaker is known for his distinctive style, both in his live action and his animated features. As Mandalit del Barco explains, Burton's latest film, Frankenweenie, is a prime example of this style, and also illustrates the reasons he has inspired a generation of fans.
September 10, 2012 "Mockbusters" are straight-to-video knockoffs of Hollywood hits. They've got a long and glorious history stretching back to '50s B-movies, and NPR's Mandalit del Barco reports they're having a mini-renaissance in the age of SyFy and Netflix streaming.
August 16, 2012 For the past two decades, the Colombian pop idol has been one of the biggest names in Spanish-language music. For his newest release, he took a break from his career's frenetic pace — by going all acoustic and reaching out to his heroes for help.