Pop Culture

Mirisch/United Artists
February 25, 2015 | NPR · As much of the country shivers in the grip of a nasty winter, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello ponders cinematic heat — the movies that smolder, swelter and sizzle no matter what the mercury says.
 

CBS
February 25, 2015 | NPR · What’s the actual appeal of Survivor for people who have been watching it for almost 15 years, through what will soon be 30 seasons? Believe it or not: strategy.
 

NBC
February 24, 2015 | NPR · The finale of Parks And Recreation carried the people of Pawnee beyond the things they could have imagined when the show began.
 

Acorn TV/ITV
February 24, 2015 | NPR · The British series is set during and after World War II. Detective Foyle tackles crimes connected to the war — murder and spying, black markets and profiteering. It’s “terrifically entertaining.”
 

February 23, 2015 | NPR · From civil rights to immigration and health issues such as Alzheimer’s and Lou Gehrig’s diseases, advocacy was a big part of last night’s show. Here’s what people are saying about it Monday.
 

Getty Images
February 23, 2015 | NPR · Sunday night’s Oscars brought expected wins for actors like Julianne Moore and J.K. Simmons, and big awards for the quirky showbiz satire Birdman.
 

Getty Images
February 22, 2015 | NPR · Follow along as Linda Holmes, Stephen Thompson, Bob Mondello and Glen Weldon live tweet the 87th Annual Academy Awards.
 

AP
February 21, 2015 | NPR · It’s a classic element of the Oscars telecast: that sequence of clips paying tribute to film industry greats. Chuck Workman created them for 20 years, and likens his craft to making a fruitcake.
 

Atsushi Nishijima/ Fox Searchlight
February 20, 2015 | NPR · On this week’s show, all eight Best Picture nominees, strong feelings from all concerned, and the rare feeling that a fistfight might be about to ensue.
 

Getty Images
February 20, 2015 | NPR · Can you name the longest title of a film nominated for best picture? Or most Oscar-nominated family? At O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Santa Monica, the trivia night regulars are former game show champions.
 

 

Comments are closed.

News

Getty Images
February 26, 2015 | NPR · Val James became the first American-born black player in the NHL in 1982. He ensured vicious racism, including fans throwing bananas on the ice. After 30 years in silence he is talking about it now.
 

Getty Images
February 26, 2015 | NPR · Five men are charged with planning the Sept. 11 attacks. When they appear for proceedings in Guantanamo Bay, people who lost loved ones that day are flown down to the courtroom to bear witness.
 

NPR
February 26, 2015 | NPR · Single people represent the fastest growing category of households in the U.S. That’s made small dwellings — from micro-apartments to stand-alone tiny houses, a niche force in the real estate market.
 

Arts & Life

February 26, 2015 | NPR · NPR’s Kelly McEvers talks to journalist Laura Kasinof about her memoir on her experience reporting in Yemen during the Arab Spring called, Don’t Be Afraid of the Bullets.
 

February 26, 2015 | NPR · Small, who died this week at 77, was one of a group of authors who helped transform romance in the 1970s from a relatively tame, demure genre to the bold, bawdy books that sell by the millions today.
 

February 26, 2015 | NPR · The new CBS show about two very mismatched investigative partners plays like a comedy. The characters are complicated and surprising, and the dialogue is crisp and quick. It’s “a lot of fun to watch.”
 

Music

Netflix
February 26, 2015 | NPR · The show’s distinctive score is the work of Jeff Beal, who ushers viewers into its clandestine, manipulative and sometimes violent world by breaking a few musical rules.
 

Courtesy of the Artist
February 26, 2015 | NPR · See the trippy new video for “Rainbow” from People Get Ready’s album Physiques.
 

Courtesy of the artist
February 26, 2015 | NPR · The Montreal band mines the built-in tension between its many sources of effervescence and the darker shading in its words and backgrounds.
 

Get the KRCC iPhone App

The Writer's Almanac

Radiolab