Posted: 2021-01-22 12:00:00
Watching musician/actor John Lurie paint and grumbly pontificate in an unnamed tropical locale is sometimes puzzling, often intriguing and always soothing....
Posted: 2021-01-22 10:00:27
Derek DelGaudio's successful off-Broadway show has been given a marvelous film adaptation that captures the stage production's delicate and humane tone....
Photos: The Internet's Favorite Inaugura...

Photos: The Internet's Favorite Inauguration Day Fashions


From stepchildren to senators, attendees flocked to the Capitol in both muted and flashy garments, sending Twitter into a frenzy over standout styles....
Posted: 2021-01-21 03:08:28
Photos: The Internet's Favorite Inauguration Day Fashions
From stepchildren to senators, attendees flocked to the Capitol in both muted and flashy garments, sending Twitter into a frenzy over standout styles....
The Agony And Subversion Of The 'Promisi...

The Agony And Subversion Of The 'Promising Young Woman' Ending


Emerald Fennell's scathing revenge thriller is shocking and deliberately unsatisfying....
Posted: 2021-01-21 10:00:58
The Agony And Subversion Of The 'Promising Young Woman' Ending
Emerald Fennell's scathing revenge thriller is shocking and deliberately unsatisfying....
Why Sea Shanties Have Taken Over TikTok...

Why Sea Shanties Have Taken Over TikTok


In a surprising new trend, sea shanties have become popular on TikTok and other social media....
Posted: 2021-01-16 12:55:00
Why Sea Shanties Have Taken Over TikTok
In a surprising new trend, sea shanties have become popular on TikTok and other social media....

Posted: 2021-01-15 12:01:08
The latest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been downsized to fit the television screen — and pay loving, sharply observed homage to TV sitcoms of different eras in the process....
Posted: 2021-01-15 10:00:38
Sam Pollard's documentary deftly examines the FBI's intense surveillance of Martin Luther King Jr. in the final years of his life....
For The Kid In Your Life, 3 Video Games That ...

For The Kid In Your Life, 3 Video Games That Play Like Storybooks


Explore alien worlds, Nordic forests, and European countrysides in these point-and-click games — which may not have been designed specifically for kids, but will definitely keep them enter...
Posted: 2021-01-14 12:00:30
For The Kid In Your Life, 3 Video Games That Play Like Storybooks
Explore alien worlds, Nordic forests, and European countrysides in these point-and-click games — which may not have been designed specifically for kids, but will definitely keep them enter...
'Artists, Weirdos, Hellriders And Homies...

'Artists, Weirdos, Hellriders And Homies:' Thrasher Magazine Turns 40


Thrasher magazine was founded 40 years ago in San Francisco to cover skateboarding. Over the next four decades, the black-and-white newsprint magazine grew into a full color cultural arbiter...
Posted: 2021-01-14 10:07:28
'Artists, Weirdos, Hellriders And Homies:' Thrasher Magazine Turns 40
Thrasher magazine was founded 40 years ago in San Francisco to cover skateboarding. Over the next four decades, the black-and-white newsprint magazine grew into a full color cultural arbiter...
After Missing Last Year, 2021 Kennedy Center ...

After Missing Last Year, 2021 Kennedy Center Honors Are Announced


COVID cancelled the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2020. Today the Center announced that the show will go on in May 2021, honoring five extraordinary performers....
Posted: 2021-01-13 10:20:25
After Missing Last Year, 2021 Kennedy Center Honors Are Announced
COVID cancelled the Kennedy Center Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2020. Today the Center announced that the show will go on in May 2021, honoring five extraordinary performers....

Posted: 2021-01-13 10:00:39
A new adaptation of James Herriot's books about life as a Yorkshire vet in the 1930s has gorgeous landscapes, majestic animals, and a welcome focus on home and work....
Posted: 2021-01-07 12:00:28
Everyone who's ever played a video game knows Super Mario Brothers — but did you know Nintendo's iconic goofy plumber also taught typing, dealt gin rummy and even helped program sewing mac...
Eric Jerome Dickey, Bestselling Author Whose ...

Eric Jerome Dickey, Bestselling Author Whose Novels Focused on Black Life, Dies at 59


Much of Dickey's work, including 1996's Sister, Sister was centered around strong Black female characters. He authored 29 books and sold more than 7 million copies worldwide....
Posted: 2021-01-06 04:26:00
Eric Jerome Dickey, Bestselling Author Whose Novels Focused on Black Life, Dies at 59
Much of Dickey's work, including 1996's Sister, Sister was centered around strong Black female characters. He authored 29 books and sold more than 7 million copies worldwide....
With 'The Great Gatsby' In Public D...

With 'The Great Gatsby' In Public Domain, Artists Riff On Classic Story


A growing online chorus wants a Muppet version of The Great Gatsby. One writer suggested Kermit as Gatsby, Miss Piggy as Daisy and Fozzie Bear as Tom. Even Statler and Waldorf could apprecia...
Posted: 2021-01-06 10:57:00
With 'The Great Gatsby' In Public Domain, Artists Riff On Classic Story
A growing online chorus wants a Muppet version of The Great Gatsby. One writer suggested Kermit as Gatsby, Miss Piggy as Daisy and Fozzie Bear as Tom. Even Statler and Waldorf could apprecia...
Actress Tanya Roberts Dies At 65, After Prema...

Actress Tanya Roberts Dies At 65, After Premature Announcements


Actress Tanya Roberts died Monday after representatives mistakenly announced she'd died earlier, then retracted their statements....
Posted: 2021-01-05 10:37:52
Actress Tanya Roberts Dies At 65, After Premature Announcements
Actress Tanya Roberts died Monday after representatives mistakenly announced she'd died earlier, then retracted their statements....

Posted: 2021-01-02 10:16:00
NPR's Michel Martin talks with Aisha Harris, host of the Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast, and NPR Music's Stephen Thompson, about how the events of 2020 have forever changed the entertainment...
Posted: 2021-01-01 12:00:23
Every year on January 1, the copyright on thousands of books, songs, films and other creative works expires. Law professor Jennifer Jenkins says 2021 is "a bumper crop."...
Run, Die, Repeat: How Roguelike Games Helped ...

Run, Die, Repeat: How Roguelike Games Helped Us Get Through 2020


Video games can offer immense, immersive open worlds — but for some players, the small-scale grinding repetition of the games known as "roguelikes" is a better way to pass the time....
Posted: 2020-12-31 12:00:25
Run, Die, Repeat: How Roguelike Games Helped Us Get Through 2020
Video games can offer immense, immersive open worlds — but for some players, the small-scale grinding repetition of the games known as "roguelikes" is a better way to pass the time....
Mary Ann From 'Gilligan's Island,&#...

Mary Ann From 'Gilligan's Island,' Dawn Wells, Has Died From COVID-19


The actress and producer was 82 years old. Her publicist announced Wednesday she died of complications related to the coronavirus....
Posted: 2020-12-30 08:28:06
Mary Ann From 'Gilligan's Island,' Dawn Wells, Has Died From COVID-19
The actress and producer was 82 years old. Her publicist announced Wednesday she died of complications related to the coronavirus....
Gallup Poll: President Trump And Michelle Oba...

Gallup Poll: President Trump And Michelle Obama Most Admired Man And Woman In America


The annual poll of just over 1,000 Americans conducted in December selected the top 10 most-admired men and women of the year....
Posted: 2020-12-29 09:01:00
Gallup Poll: President Trump And Michelle Obama Most Admired Man And Woman In America
The annual poll of just over 1,000 Americans conducted in December selected the top 10 most-admired men and women of the year....

Posted: 2020-12-29 06:00:58
Linda Holmes' annual list of highlights from pop culture includes TV, movies, games, podcasts, TikToks, and whatever else made the year a little easier....
Posted: 2020-12-29 01:04:25
The son of Italian immigrants worked with luminaries such as Jean Cocteau and Christian Dior before launching his own line....
'Bridgerton' Is A Delicious, Raunch...

'Bridgerton' Is A Delicious, Raunchy Tale Of 1 Very Hot Family


Made by Shonda Rhimes' production company and adapted from a beloved series of romances, Bridgerton is witty, sexy, absorbing fun that might just keep you up late....
Posted: 2020-12-28 10:00:27
'Bridgerton' Is A Delicious, Raunchy Tale Of 1 Very Hot Family
Made by Shonda Rhimes' production company and adapted from a beloved series of romances, Bridgerton is witty, sexy, absorbing fun that might just keep you up late....
Sarah Silverman Takes A Comedic Look At The E...

Sarah Silverman Takes A Comedic Look At The Events Of 2020


NPR's Don Gonyea talks to comedian Sarah Silverman about her latest special, "Yearly Departed," and the lessons learned from the year....
Posted: 2020-12-27 10:00:00
Sarah Silverman Takes A Comedic Look At The Events Of 2020
NPR's Don Gonyea talks to comedian Sarah Silverman about her latest special, "Yearly Departed," and the lessons learned from the year....
Coronavirus Affected Everything — Including...

Coronavirus Affected Everything — Including The Words Of 2020


NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ben Zimmer, a linguist and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, about the words of the year....
Posted: 2020-12-26 10:00:00
Coronavirus Affected Everything — Including The Words Of 2020
NPR's Don Gonyea speaks with Ben Zimmer, a linguist and columnist for The Wall Street Journal, about the words of the year....

Posted: 2020-12-26 10:01:03
The darkly comic thriller Promising Young Woman, starring Carey Mulligan as a woman on a mission, is a carefully constructed mix of genres and moods that doesn't pull its punches....
Posted: 2020-12-24 06:17:50
Podcasts have been doing a great job keeping people company during the pandemic. Critic Nick Quah shares some of his favorites, including Lost Notes: 1980, Reply All, My Year in Mensa and Fl...
In 2020, Indie Games Were A Well-Deserved Dis...

In 2020, Indie Games Were A Well-Deserved Distraction


2020 is almost over — and if you're anything like us, you spent a lot of time this year escaping into video games. Here are five favorite independent games that helped us get through the y...
Posted: 2020-12-24 12:00:01
In 2020, Indie Games Were A Well-Deserved Distraction
2020 is almost over — and if you're anything like us, you spent a lot of time this year escaping into video games. Here are five favorite independent games that helped us get through the y...
Let 'Sylvie's Love' Wrap You I...

Let 'Sylvie's Love' Wrap You In All Its Goodness


Eugene Ashe's romance is a refreshing throwback to Classic Hollywood, starring Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha....
Posted: 2020-12-24 10:01:01
Let 'Sylvie's Love' Wrap You In All Its Goodness
Eugene Ashe's romance is a refreshing throwback to Classic Hollywood, starring Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha....
11 Original NPR Comics That Brought Joy, Hope...

11 Original NPR Comics That Brought Joy, Hope And Help During The Pandemic


In 2020, NPR created and published more than a dozen comics for the pandemic — everything from how to explain it to kids to how to help the older people in your life....
Posted: 2020-12-23 08:16:32
11 Original NPR Comics That Brought Joy, Hope And Help During The Pandemic
In 2020, NPR created and published more than a dozen comics for the pandemic — everything from how to explain it to kids to how to help the older people in your life....

Posted: 2020-12-23 10:00:57
The sequel to 2017's Wonder Woman is bright, entertaining, frequently funny — and overstuffed with villain backstories that crowd out the action....
Posted: 2020-12-22 12:00:25
CD Projekt Red's hotly-anticipated new game turned out to be a buggy mess — but beyond that, it's just a bad game that doesn't do justice to the gritty, anti-corporate nature of its source...
NPR's 40 Most Engaging And Popular Stori...

NPR's 40 Most Engaging And Popular Stories Of 2020


The NPR stories that hit home in 2020 explain the complicated reality of life during a pandemic. They highlight moments of grace, surprise and persistence – and sometimes, stark disagreeme...
Posted: 2020-12-21 12:54:06
NPR's 40 Most Engaging And Popular Stories Of 2020
The NPR stories that hit home in 2020 explain the complicated reality of life during a pandemic. They highlight moments of grace, surprise and persistence – and sometimes, stark disagreeme...
After A Swarm Of Bugs, Microsoft And Sony Off...

After A Swarm Of Bugs, Microsoft And Sony Offer Refunds On 'Cyberpunk 2077'


Sony also pulled the game from its online store. Developer CD Projekt Red delayed Cyberpunk several times for tweaks, but players on consoles, particularly older models, reported bugs and gl...
Posted: 2020-12-18 03:58:00
After A Swarm Of Bugs, Microsoft And Sony Offer Refunds On 'Cyberpunk 2077'
Sony also pulled the game from its online store. Developer CD Projekt Red delayed Cyberpunk several times for tweaks, but players on consoles, particularly older models, reported bugs and gl...
Reclaiming Black Culture in 'Ma Rainey&#...

Reclaiming Black Culture in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'


George C. Wolfe's adaptation of the classic August Wilson play features electrifying performances by Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman....
Posted: 2020-12-18 10:00:25
Reclaiming Black Culture in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'
George C. Wolfe's adaptation of the classic August Wilson play features electrifying performances by Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman....

Posted: 2020-12-14 12:00:25
If you could watch it at home in 2020, it's here — four NPR critics give their picks for the best in streaming or broadcast TV in a year when current events turned the industry upside down...
Posted: 2020-12-11 10:00:58
The story is simple, the themes surprisingly complex, and the hand-drawn animation is stunning in this stylish tale of a young girl yearning for freedom....
'Emotional But Rational': Ikea Disc...

'Emotional But Rational': Ikea Discontinues Its Long-Running Catalog


After decades of saying "hej" to the world, it's time for Ikea's famous catalog to say "adjö." But many fans say they're disappointed by the move....
Posted: 2020-12-07 07:14:11
'Emotional But Rational': Ikea Discontinues Its Long-Running Catalog
After decades of saying "hej" to the world, it's time for Ikea's famous catalog to say "adjö." But many fans say they're disappointed by the move....
How A Reddit Community Helped A Woman Navigat...

How A Reddit Community Helped A Woman Navigate Unemployment Amid The Pandemic


NPR's Scott Simon speaks to unemployed hospitality worker Meaghan Reed in Phoenix about how the r/unemployment group on Reddit has helped her navigate unemployment....
Posted: 2020-12-05 12:52:00
How A Reddit Community Helped A Woman Navigate Unemployment Amid The Pandemic
NPR's Scott Simon speaks to unemployed hospitality worker Meaghan Reed in Phoenix about how the r/unemployment group on Reddit has helped her navigate unemployment....
'Mank' Is A Lushly Rendered Cinemat...

'Mank' Is A Lushly Rendered Cinematic Landscape


David Fincher's dramatization of Citizen Kane's origin story is an impressive, if occasionally inert, biopic....
Posted: 2020-12-04 12:00:58
'Mank' Is A Lushly Rendered Cinematic Landscape
David Fincher's dramatization of Citizen Kane's origin story is an impressive, if occasionally inert, biopic....

Posted: 2020-12-04 10:08:28
Riz Ahmed gives a quiet, intense and profoundly unsentimental performance as a rock drummer who suddenly loses his hearing and stubbornly refuses to accept it....
Posted: 2020-12-03 10:00:49
Harper, played by Myha'la Herrold, has shades of Annalise Keating and Shiv Roy....
On Twitter And TikTok, Biden Grandchildren Ma...

On Twitter And TikTok, Biden Grandchildren May Offer Viral View Of White House Life


Presidential children and grandchildren are often shielded from the public eye, but that's changing. Joe Biden's grandchildren and Kamala Harris' stepchildren have their own personas on soci...
Posted: 2020-12-02 10:00:56
On Twitter And TikTok, Biden Grandchildren May Offer Viral View Of White House Life
Presidential children and grandchildren are often shielded from the public eye, but that's changing. Joe Biden's grandchildren and Kamala Harris' stepchildren have their own personas on soci...
Oscar Nominee Elliot Page Announces He Is Tra...

Oscar Nominee Elliot Page Announces He Is Transgender


Formerly known as Ellen Page and praised for performances in the 2007 film Juno and The Umbrella Academy, he made the announcement on Twitter and Instagram Tuesday....
Posted: 2020-12-01 10:00:00
Oscar Nominee Elliot Page Announces He Is Transgender
Formerly known as Ellen Page and praised for performances in the 2007 film Juno and The Umbrella Academy, he made the announcement on Twitter and Instagram Tuesday....
Sohla El-Waylly Talks Holiday Traditions And ...

Sohla El-Waylly Talks Holiday Traditions And Her Path To Stardom


NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with cooking show host Sohla El-Waylly about re-imagined holiday meals and the challenges she embraces in the kitchen and in life....
Posted: 2020-11-29 12:55:49
Sohla El-Waylly Talks Holiday Traditions And Her Path To Stardom
NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with cooking show host Sohla El-Waylly about re-imagined holiday meals and the challenges she embraces in the kitchen and in life....

Posted: 2020-11-29 12:55:00
The market remains flush with toys that poop: Gotta Go Flamingo, Poopsie Slime Surprise, Doggie Doo, Fishin' For Floaters. "It's a very light taboo," says Mary Higbe of Goliath Games....
Posted: 2020-11-29 12:55:00
With a new season of The Crown comes a new wave of sympathy for Princess Diana, particularly from immigrant mothers....
David Prowse, Actor Behind Darth Vader, Dies ...

David Prowse, Actor Behind Darth Vader, Dies At 85


Audiences heard James Earl Jones' voice as the iconic Star Wars villain, but it was Prowse behind Darth Vader's mask....
Posted: 2020-11-29 11:20:06
David Prowse, Actor Behind Darth Vader, Dies At 85
Audiences heard James Earl Jones' voice as the iconic Star Wars villain, but it was Prowse behind Darth Vader's mask....
'The Flight Attendant' Is A Fizzy, ...

'The Flight Attendant' Is A Fizzy, Dark And Funny Mystery


Kaley Cuoco plays a messy flight attendant in the HBO MAX series that begins when one very bad night leads to one very rough morning....
Posted: 2020-11-28 10:01:24
'The Flight Attendant' Is A Fizzy, Dark And Funny Mystery
Kaley Cuoco plays a messy flight attendant in the HBO MAX series that begins when one very bad night leads to one very rough morning....
'Happiest Season' Is A Holiday Fami...

'Happiest Season' Is A Holiday Family Romcom With A Very Merry Cast


Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis play Abby and Harper, a couple headed home to Abby's parents' house for Christmas. Dan Levy, Victor Garber and Aubrey Plaza are among the terrific support...
Posted: 2020-11-27 12:00:09
'Happiest Season' Is A Holiday Family Romcom With A Very Merry Cast
Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis play Abby and Harper, a couple headed home to Abby's parents' house for Christmas. Dan Levy, Victor Garber and Aubrey Plaza are among the terrific support...