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A Puzzle Riddled With Objects

On-Air Challenge: Identify the objects described in a series of riddles from A New Collection of Riddles by Jesse Cochran. […]

A Woman Of Photos And Firsts, Ruth Gruber At 100

At the age of 100, Ruth Gruber is responsible for a lot of firsts. When she was just 20, she […]

‘Zone One’: What Happens When Zombies Take NYC

“New York City in death was very much like New York City in life,” writes Colson Whitehead in his apocalyptic […]

‘How To Survive The Titanic,’ And Sink Your Name

J. Bruce Ismay probably shouldn’t be mentioned in the same breath as any of the true criminals of the 20th […]

Comedian Patton Oswalt Plays Not My Job

Patton Oswalt is TV and film actor and the author of a new book of essays called Zombie Spaceship Wasteland. […]

Remakes Rethink: Is Hollywood Really Out Of Ideas?

It’s been a big year for Hollywood remakes — more than a dozen, not counting sequels. There were new versions […]

Three Remakes That Made Real Differences

On today’s All Things Considered, film critic Bob Mondello takes a contrarian angle on the question of Hollywood remakes, arguing […]

What Does the National Book Award Stand For? What Should It Stand For?

In 1950, the first National Book Awards were held in the grand ballroom of the Waldorf-Astoria. The idea for the […]

‘Que Pasa, USA?’: Finding A Family In Your Family’s New Neighborhood

NPR has recently started a new series called “2 Languages, Many Voices: Latinos In The U.S.” Among the shows commenters […]

Ariel Dorfman ‘Dreams’ Of His Lost Library

Nine years after he fled his native Chile, Ariel Dorfman learned many of his prized possessions had been destroyed. His […]

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