Arts & Culture

RSS Feed
NPR

'Double': Double Toil And Trouble For Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg gives an acting master-class as a nebbishy office worker and his mysterious doppelganger in the dark, surreal new film The Double, based on a short story by Dostoevsky.
NPR

Long After Lewinsky Scandal, Time To 'Bury The Blue Dress'?

The Barbershop guys weigh in on the NFL draft, Kevin Durant's MVP speech, and why Monica Lewinsky has resurfaced in the news.
NPR

'Penny Dreadful' Is Wonderful, But 'Rosemary's Baby' Is Dreadful

Critic David Bianculli reviews the two new TV programs in the horror genre competing for viewers and attention: NBC's modern-day remake of Rosemary's Baby and Showtime's Victorian Penny Dreadful.
NPR

'God's Pocket' Is Horrifying, Humanist And Heartbreaking

Many people will find God's Pocket depressing, but once you get past the despair and carnage it's full of life. In one of his last film roles, Philip Seymour Hoffman stars as hapless Mickey Scarpato.
NPR

Hard 'G' Or Soft, The GIF Takes Its Place As A Modern Art Form

A new exhibit at the Museum of the Moving Image is showcasing reaction GIFs, those little animated images people employ online when words fail them. Cue the dramatic chipmunk!
NPR

Remembering Author Farley Mowat, Who 'Wore His Kilt Dangerously'

Canadian writer Farley Mowat has died at the age of 92. The prolific author published 45 books, perhaps the most popular of which was Never Cry Wolf.
NPR

Lurid Meets Literary In 'Penny Dreadful,' An All-Star Gothic Revue

Showtime's new psychological thriller re-imagines classic Victorian boogeymen like Dr. Frankenstein, Dorian Gray and Count Dracula all lurking in London's darkest corners, discussing romantic poetry.
NPR

Let's Be Careful Out There: The Legacy Of 'Hill Street Blues'

TV is full of dramas that are as complex as the best novels or films. But they all owe some debt to the pioneering gritty cop show Hill Street Blues, which has just been released on DVD.
NPR

Rice Theory: Why Eastern Cultures Are More Cooperative

Westerners tend to be more individualistic than Easterners. Did our ancestors plant these cultural differences hundreds of years ago when they chose which grains to grow?
NPR

Rat Pack's Sammy Davis Jr. Lives On Through Daughter's Stories

Many people considered Sammy Davis Junior the greatest entertainer of his era. His daughter Tracey Davis shares stories from her book Sammy Davis Jr.: A Personal Journey with My Father.

Pages