Arts & Culture

RSS Feed
NPR

Roald Dahl, A Bottle Of Dreams And A 'Letter Of Note'

Audie Cornish speaks with Amy Corcoran, who shares a treasure from her childhood: a letter she received when she was 7 years old, from her favorite author at the time, Roald Dahl.
NPR

'The Assassination Of Margaret Thatcher' And Other Stories From Hilary Mantel

Heads tend to roll, figuratively and otherwise, in Mantel's writing. Critic Maureen Corrigan says this new short story collection — about grotesque characters in the modern world — is breathtaking.
NPR

HBO Without Cable, Coming In 2015

HBO has announced that beginning in 2015, it will offer what many have long wanted: access to HBO without having cable.
WAMU 88.5

Video: Silver Spring Singer Survives 'Battle' On 'The Voice'

Menlik Zergabachew, an Ethiopian-American reggae singer from Silver Spring, Maryland, will have the chance to sing again on NBC's The Voice.

NPR

Get To Know The Finalists For The 2014 National Book Award

The shortlists — for fiction, nonfiction, poetry and young people's literature — were announced Wednesday on Morning Edition.
NPR

Book News: Big Names And A Few Surprises Among National Book Award Finalists

The prominent literary prize narrowed its nominees to 20 writers — a mix of heavyweights and many new ones. And across the Atlantic, Richard Flanagan won Britain's biggest award, the Man Booker Prize.
NPR

Australian Novelist Richard Flanagan Awarded Booker Prize

The head of the judge's committee says The Narrow Road to the Deep North, the story of POWs in World War II forced to build the Thailand Burma Railway, is a "magnificent novel of love and war."
NPR

Journalist Talks Confidential Sources, Getting Subpoenaed And His New Book

James Risen could face prison for refusing to reveal his source for a story about a botched CIA operation intended to sabotage Iran's nuclear weapons program. His new book is Pay Any Price.
WAMU 88.5

A Decade Of Documentaries In D.C.

The "Decade of Docs in Our City" festival celebrates local filmmakers of short and feature length documentaries made in the Washington region.

WAMU 88.5

"E-Team" - Investigating Human Rights Abuses In Times of War

Since the outbreak of the civil war in Syria, much of the fighting has essentially taken place in a black box outside the view of the rest of the world. But in 2013, a team of human rights investigators snuck into the country in the wake...

Pages