How Not To Handle A New Voice In TV

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.

Sandwich Monday: The Abe Lincoln

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.

Got Dessert? Slather On The Salted Caramel, Or Just Nibble Some

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.

Ron Perlman On 'Sons Of Anarchy' And His Many On-Screen Transformations

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."

Deggans Picks 'Gotham,' 'Black-ish,' 'The Flash' Among Fall TV's Best

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).

The Only One: A Talk With Shonda Rhimes

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."

In 'Transparent,' Transgender Issues Are A Family Affair

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.

Stuck In The Middle With Clues

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.

Not My Job: Travel Guru Rick Steves Gets Quizzed On Steve Ricks

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.

Examining Bill Cosby's Legacy As 'The Cosby Show' Turns 30

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.

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