Bill Cosby's Silence On Rape Allegations Makes Huge Media Noise

Bill Cosby's silence when asked by an NPR anchor about rape allegations made big media news. The ongoing controversy may also hint at a generational divide between his fans and his latest critics.

Terrible Video Game, Great Fundraiser: Meet Desert Bus For Hope

NPR |Nov. 22, 2014 8:21 a.m.

Desert Bus, a parody game invented by magicians Penn and Teller, consists of driving a bus on a featureless road for hours. A comedy troupe in Canada has turned that monotony into money for charity.

Award-Winning Director Mike Nichols Dies At 83

NPR |Nov. 20, 2014 7:08 a.m.

Nichols died suddenly Wednesday, ABC News said in a statement. The director of The Graduate and Death of a Salesman was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony.

NBC And Netflix Shelve Bill Cosby Projects As New Rape Claim Emerges

NPR |Nov. 19, 2014 5:33 p.m.

A TV comedy Bill Cosby was developing for NBC has been canceled, after new allegations of rape against the comedian. Netflix made a similar move late Tuesday, shelving a comedy special.

In NPR Interview, Bill Cosby Declines To Discuss Assault Allegations

NPR |Nov. 17, 2014 1:42 p.m.

The 77-year-old comic actor is weathering new allegations by a former Cosby Show actress who says he drugged and raped her in 1985.

What's The Line Between Stereotyping, Celebrating Culture?

NPR |Nov. 17, 2014 6:56 a.m.

Artist Hetain Patel toys with race, identity, language and accent — and challenges us to think beyond surface appearances.

The Color Of Politics: How Did Red And Blue States Come To Be?

NPR |Nov. 14, 2014 7:31 a.m.

The United States split into red states and blue as we know them just a few presidential elections ago. Some dislike the broad brush.

How Can First Impressions Mislead Us?

NPR |Nov. 14, 2014 6:45 a.m.

A new multimedia stage production, led by a Juilliard composer and an Iraq veteran who took up acting, hopes to help struggling soldiers battle their post-traumatic stress.

Can Comedy Break Stereotypes?

NPR |Nov. 14, 2014 6:45 a.m.

Iranian-American comedian and actor Maz Jobrani describes a comic's role in challenging stereotypes — especially when it comes to Middle Eastern Muslims in America.

What Does It Mean To Be 'Articulate'?

NPR |Nov. 14, 2014 6:45 a.m.

Educator and poet Jamila Lyiscott is a "tri-tongued orator." She unpacks the three distinct flavors of English she speaks with her friends, family, and colleagues.

Farewell To Randy Jackson, An Example Of All That Ails 'American Idol'

NPR |Nov. 12, 2014 4:09 p.m.

As founding judge Randy Jackson announces his departure from American Idol, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says he embodies all that's wrong with a pioneering show that's become a pop culture cliche.

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