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Rich Kids, Greasers And The Life-Changing Power Of ‘The Outsiders’

Ally Carter is the author of the Gallagher Girls series and Heist Society. Teenage girls read in packs. It’s true […]

A Colorful Anniversary: The Caldecott Medal Turns 75

Some children’s book illustrators might not have gotten a lot of sleep over the weekend. That’s because they might have […]

Watch This: Neil Gaiman’s Imaginative Favorites

In his books for children, writer Neil Gaiman creates magical, often haunting worlds. He won the Newbery Medal for The […]

The Movie Common Has ‘Seen A Million Times’

The weekends on All Things Considered series Movies I’ve Seen A Million Times features filmmakers, actors, writers and directors talking […]

‘Manifest Injustice’: A 40-Year Fight For Freedom

In 1962, a grisly double murder on a deserted stretch of desert rocked a small community outside Phoenix. A young […]

‘Pride And Prejudice’ Turns 200

This week marks an important milestone for anyone who swoons at the very mention of Mr. Darcy. Pride and Prejudice […]

25 Years Strong, ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ Kills And Kills Again

The longest-running Broadway musical ever, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, celebrated Saturday another milestone: its 25th anniversary. […]

‘Emmanuelle’ And The Seductive Power Of Words

Teddy Wayne is the author of the novel The Love Song of Jonny Valentine. One afternoon when I was 13, […]

Two Blanks For The Price Of One

On-air challenge: You will be given some sentences with two blanks. Add the letters E and Y to the word […]

Oysters Rebound In Popularity With Man-Made Bounty

In colonial Virginia, oysters were plentiful; Capt. John Smith said they lay “thick as stones.” But as the wild oyster […]

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