December 21, 2010 On Thursday's show — we're throwing a party for movie parties — what's your pick for the film party you most wanted to be a part of? Animal House? Risky Business? Or something infinitely classier... like All About Eve?
December 16, 2010 Writer-director Blake Edwards died today at the age of 88, leaving behind a lot of funny movies. But he also made a few gems that really emphasize the pain of being human - in particular, 1962's Days of Wine and Roses.
December 14, 2010 US Special Envoy to Afghanistan, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, died yesterday, but before he went into surgery, he managed a parting insight. His last words prove he was a diplomat to the very end.
December 2, 2010 Black Swan has a great actor, but not a great dancer. When actors take on roles that require them to learn a new skill, such as Natalie Portman's dancing, sometimes it's hard to believe in the character.
December 1, 2010 The troubles of the Irish economy are both legion and complicated. Now, the group behind the Taiwanese animated news clips handle the EU bailout, complete with an animated Celtic Tiger.
November 18, 2010 Is there anything better than Lawrence of Arabia on the big screen? Here's to being dragged to a movie you thought you'd hate, and ended up loving. Even if it was four hours long. Thanks, Mom and Dad!
November 16, 2010 Sometimes NPR receives love beyond the pledge drive — sometimes it's a rap tribute. The young artists say: "This song is for hard-core NPR fans who listen to hip-hop. So you 7 people: enjoy!"
October 27, 2010 Mad Men's Roger Sterling's memoir will be a real book, published by Grove/Atlantic next month — now we can all find out what actually happened with Mrs. Blankenship — Queen of Perversions— back in the day.
October 19, 2010 Julie Rovner is one of the very few people who's seen Secretariat's final resting place — check out her photo of the famous racehorse's grave, and watch a video of Secretariat's brilliant race at Belmont.
October 18, 2010 Snow White turns 200, and has gone through several makeovers since her first appearance in the Brothers' Grimm's manuscript ... especially in the hands of Walt Disney's uniquely American take on fairy tales.
July 27, 2010 A testimonial to Suzanne Collins excellent Hunger Games trilogy — read it to beat the heat!
July 26, 2010 "Refudiate" might not be strictly correct, but other made-up words have caught on.
July 21, 2010 A video that won't solve intractable problems... but will brighten your day.
July 20, 2010 Playboy goes after a more, er... daylight focused group.