When most people think "NBA," they think of the National Basketball Association. This year, in an attempt to maximize coverage, the National Book Foundation is releasing "long lists" of NBA nominees in different genre categories, one day at a time for a week.
Many think of the feminist movement as a thing of the past, but Debora Spar says the battle isn't won yet. She tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross about the misinterpretation that got us where we are, and the need to improve support and pay for working women.
That's the collective nickname Harlem-ites used for them: white women who risked family exile and social ostracism to be part of the movement. They were philanthropists and thrill seekers,educators and artists, hostesses and lovers. Carla Kaplan tells their stories in Miss Anne in Harlem.
Too many new network sitcoms center on adult children and their crotchety old parents — and even more sitcoms revolve around families. Eric Deggans of the Tampa Bay Times talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about new fall TV.
More than 300 films screened this past week at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Audience Choice Award went to 12 Years A Slave, directed by Steve McQueen. Host Jacki Lyden talks with NPR's Linda Holmes and Bob Mondello about what was hot and what was not.
Suzanne Lummis is the daughter of a California pioneer, a local legend and a woman who has turned her life's misadventures into edgy poetry. She speaks with host Jacki Lyden about noir poetry set in her hometown of Los Angeles.
Author Jesmyn Ward lost her brother in a car wreck — and several friends in quick succession after that — all young black men, all dead before the age of 30. She tells their stories, and her own, in a wrenching new memoir, Men We Reaped.
Rebecca Hall is back home after a month-long journey from Greece to Hong Kong by cargo ship. For Weekend Edition Sunday's travel segment, "Wingin' It," host Rachel Martin checks in with Hall to see how it went.
June Foray, who created Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Natasha the from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show and many other characters, receives the Governor's Award at the Creative Arts Emmys on Sunday night.
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