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Brewery Owner Randy Sprecher Plays Not My Job

Randy Sprecher came to Milwaukee years ago to make beer for one of the big breweries. But he didn’t like […]

It’s Thanksgiving Already? How To Keep Calm And Cook On

Thanksgiving happens every year. Every year. Yet this big holiday manages to sneak up on us sometimes. Yes, it’s a […]

Plummer Portrays One Of The Greats, Again

The first line of Richard III is one of the most famous from the most famous writer of the English […]

Tom Stoppard, On Adapting ‘Anna’ And Defining Love

Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina weighs in at close to 1,000 pages, whatever the translation. And since it appeared in the […]

What Makes A City ‘Walkable’ And Why It Matters

Watching Mary Tyler Moore growing up, city planner Jeff Speck saw a different view of urbanity. It stood out amongst […]

Enjoy Thanksgiving Sprouts Without The Stink

Brussels sprouts — long relegated to the bottom of the culinary barrel alongside lima beans, liver and the occasional fruitcake […]

Finding ‘Life, Death And Hope’ In A Mumbai Slum

This interview was originally broadcast on Feb. 8, 2012. On Wednesday, Katherine Boo won the National Book Award for nonfiction […]

‘When God Talks Back’ To The Evangelical Community

This interview was originally broadcast on Fresh Air on March 26, 2012. When God Talks Back was released in paperback […]

In ‘Silver Linings Playbook,’ Lawrence Is Golden

The best thing about David O. Russell is that he cultivates his disequilibrium. In Silver Linings Playbook, his hero is […]

‘Tis The Season For Oscar-Bait Adaptations

It’s the sort of juxtaposition that often arises at this time of year: novel adaptations arriving in droves at movie […]

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