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Dec 10, 2018
Fresh Air's book critic recommends her 10 favorite books of the year, including The Great Believers, Rebecca Makkai's sweeping story about the AIDS epidemic of the 1980s.
Dec 10, 2018
Autonomous vehicles could be the "most disruptive technology to hit society worldwide since the advent of the motor car," says former New York City traffic commissioner Sam Schwartz.
Dec 10, 2018
Performance artist Marina Abramovic is the still point at the center of Heather Rose's new novel, as a motley cast of characters come to see her sitting at a table in New York's Museum of Modern Art.
Dec 10, 2018
Biographer Linda Gordon chronicles Morath's escape from Nazi Germany, her boundary-breaking career and her marriage to playwright Arthur Miller.
Dec 10, 2018
From the record-breaking hit Black Panther to the melodrama A Star Is Born, our film critics pick their 15 favorite movies of the year.
Dec 9, 2018
Send us your hosting dilemmas and challenges and we may put your question to the queen of hosting, Martha Stewart, for an upcoming on-air segment.
Dec 9, 2018
This week on our holiday advice series, NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks to Nina Stibbe, author of An Almost Perfect Christmas, about her best tips on gift-giving.
Dec 9, 2018
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro explores holiday decorations passed on from one homeowner to another.
Dec 9, 2018
Trevor Paglen thinks about being monitored by things you can't see: secret military bases, tapped cables, spy satellites. So he just sent a work of art into space.
Dec 8, 2018
Thirty years after it first debuted in 1988, the sit-com Murphy Brown is back — and Bergen is still in the title role.
Dec 8, 2018
In the latest Broadway play by Jez Butterworth, the body of a man who was violently "disappeared" 10 years ago has been found in a bog. It augurs bad things for the dead man's family.
Dec 8, 2018
Ella Hunt, who stars as the titular Anna, explains the undead metaphor, her own teenage years, and the impact of co-creator Ryan McHenry — who died before he could see this movie completed.
Dec 8, 2018
Jessica Abel's comic Trish Trash, Rollergirl of Mars isn't just a sports story and a coming-of-age tale, it's a masterful critique of capitalism that stays engaging despite a few wobbles.
Dec 7, 2018
Jon Scieszka — dad, teacher and author of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales — shares the books he plans to give to the kids on his list this year.
Dec 7, 2018
Sheldon Harnick, John Russell and Steve Young discuss "industrial musicals," Broadway-style productions written and performed at the behest of corporations. Originally broadcast Nov. 5, 2013.