NPR | Dec. 04, 2016
Dava Sobel's new book is a history of the unheralded women — called computers, rather than astronomers — who worked at the Harvard College Observatory, studying, cataloging and classifying stars.
NPR | Dec. 03, 2016
Bonnie Mackay has written an unusual sort of memoir: Tree of Treasures is the story of her life, told through Christmas tree ornaments. She has nearly 3,000 of them, divided into 67 classifications.
NPR | Dec. 03, 2016
This week, we invited Alan Cumming, actor, singer, author, director and proud son of Scotland, to play our quiz. He's now on tour performing songs from his new album, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs.
Director Pablo Larraín narrows the focus of his Jackie Kennedy biopic to a handful of days around the JFK assassination, and keeps his camera trained on Natalie Portman's expressive face.
The Smithsonian show isn't about the words of the Quran so much as the people who laboriously copied it, letter by letter. When they made a mistake, they fixed it with flourish — and sometimes gold.
On this week's show, we return to Stars Hollow and travel to Disney's latest gorgeous world with Daisy Rosario and super-librarian Margaret H. Willison.
This elegant but unsettling horror film implicates the audience by placing us inside the head of the monster at its center, forcing us to see things in ourselves we don't wish to.
Writer-director Johnny Ma's mordant tale of a taxi driver forced to cover the health costs of a man he ran over "shifts from docudrama to "black-hearted thriller," says critic Mark Jenkins.
In this rigorously observed French drama, Isabelle Huppert delivers a searing performance. "In Huppert," says critic Ella Taylor, "deadpan meets tumult wreaking havoc within."
Arts | Entertainment | BooksNPR | Dec. 1, 2016 8:12 a.m.
Before modern fan fiction, there were the Whitman Authorized Editions — a series of mystery novels from the 1940s and 50s that "starred" real movie stars, like Ginger Rogers and Gene Tierney.