The Colbert Report is set to resume production Monday, after a hiatus last week that was brought on by concerns over the health of Stephen Colbert's mother. Lorna Colbert, 91, lives in Charleston, S.C., where the Comedy Central star grew up.
Five of the nominees for the best-picture Oscar this year were based on books. But for author Tessa Harris, that number isn't high enough. She points to three books that should be on the big screen — and you can recommend others in the comments section.
Many Americans use Presidents' Day to reflect on the nation's core values, but the founding fathers often had complicated relationships with those ideals. A new exhibit explores that issue. "Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello" highlights the lives of slaves owned by the third U.S. president and the author of the Declaration of Independence. Host Michel Martin speaks with the exhibition's lead curators.
McKenzie, half of the New Zealand musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, wrote five songs in the recent Muppetsmovie. "Man or Muppet" is nominated for Best Original Song at this year's Academy Awards. [extended cut]
There's a new, towering tribute to the 16th president in the nation's capitol: A three-story sculpture of 7,000 books written about the 16th president. The sculpture represents less than half of the 15,000 some books written about Lincoln, says Paul Tetreault, director of Ford's Theatre.
You'll never suffer from writer's block as long as you've got a copy of Plotto: The Master Book of All Plots. Prolific pulp novelist William Wallace Cook turned his fiction production methods into a wacky manual for aspiring writers. Originally published in 1928, it has just been reissued.
There are many running apps out there but none are quite like the new iPhone app "Zombies, RUN!" In addition to escaping hungry zombies, the app challenges the runner to collect supplies and accomplish objectives, all in a post-apocalyptic world.
Sunday the world lost a man who elevated a simple arcade game into an American obsession. Steve Kordek was Mr. Pinball. National Pinball Museum founder David Silverman talks to guest host Mary Louise Kelly Kordek and his legacy.
NBA supernova Jeremy Lin reportedly slept on one before the Knicks' winning streak. And Steve Jobs obsessed over finding the perfect specimen for his living room. During many periods of our lives, the sofa is at the epicenter. It is home base, North Star, study carrel, dining booth and royal throne rolled into one.
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