NPR |Sept. 23, 2014 5:16 a.m.
The firestorm kicked off by a New York Times analysis of TV's most successful black female showrunner mostly highlights how some struggle to handle new voices taking over the cultural conversation.
NPR |Sept. 22, 2014 1:46 p.m.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we eat a mashed potato and sausage log tribute to our beloved 16th president. After this meal, the better angels of our nature may need CPR.
NPR |Sept. 22, 2014 11:59 a.m.
Once a high-end fad, the salted caramel dessert has made inroads into the most mainstream of American food chains, TGI Fridays. Maybe it was inevitable, given our historic cravings for salt and sweet.
NPR |Sept. 22, 2014 11:39 a.m.
Perlman played the ruthless leader of a motorcycle gang on the FX series. In his new book, Easy Street (The Hard Way), he talks about having a face "that was not ugly but surely one of its kind."
NPR |Sept. 22, 2014 7:33 a.m.
As the fall TV season begins this week, NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans gives his picks on new shows to watch and a few to avoid (or hate watch, if you like).
NPR |Sept. 22, 2014 6:33 a.m.
On Friday night, Shonda Rhimes spoke about her hugely successful television career, her love of the National Spelling Bee, and the piece that called her an "angry black woman."
NPR |Sept. 21, 2014 3:21 p.m.
Amazon Studios' Transparent features a slate of well-known actors playing a family dealing with the revelation that the person they'd known as Mort, their father, is a transgender woman.
NPR |Sept. 21, 2014 8:15 a.m.
Given a five-letter word, insert two new letters between the second and third letters of the given word to complete a common seven-letter word.
NPR |Sept. 20, 2014 8:40 a.m.
Since we specialize in asking people things they know nothing about, we've decided to ask Rick Steves three questions about the people out there in the world who have his name, but reversed.
NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 1:16 p.m.
As The Cosby Show celebrates its 30th birthday, NPR's Eric Deggans talks with the author of a new Bill Cosby biography on how the show and the comedian have shaped perceptions of black families.