Photographer Edward Curtis decided to chronicle the experience of the vanishing Native American tribes at the end of the 19th century. It was an unbelievably ambitious project that would define Curtis, his work and his legacy.
Best known for her role in the TV series Friday Night Lights, Connie Britton plays a veteran country megastar whose cooling career is threatened by a new rising singer. Britton stars in the new TV series Nashville, which premieres this Wednesday on ABC.
When an aspiring writer agrees to look after his old friend's flat, enduring an absent homeowner's passive-aggressive notes isn't the worst that will happen. In his first novel, Care of Wooden Floors, Will Wiles follows a housesitting job gone terribly, terribly wrong.
You'll be given a category, and you name something in the category starting with each of the letters in the word "Croat." For example, if the category were "boy's names," you might say Chris, Roger, Otto, Adam and Terry.
Saturday night on CBS in 1973: All In The Family, M*A*S*H, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Bob Newhart Show and The Carol Burnett Show. The pioneering comedienne was a capstone of American television for more than a decade. Now, a new DVD collection compiles 16 of Carol Burnett's favorite episodes.
Round 9 of Three Minute Fiction is currently underway. Readers from more than a dozen graduate programs are plowing through the nearly 4,000 entries received. Host Guy Raz shares one of the favorite picks so far, The Generous Application of Grease by Stephen Fratus of Walnut Creek, Calif. You can read the full story below along with other stories at Stories at wwwnpr.org/threeminutefiction.
Years ago, musician Ben Folds started a band with his two friends and called it the Ben Folds Five. Ben Folds went on to have a solo career, but he's gotten the band back together and their new album is The Sound of the Life of the Mind. Folds plays a game called "I'll Be Back!"
When Bashar Assad inherited the presidency of Syria in 2000, some in the West saw him as a potential reformer. Professor David Lesch of Trinity University met Assad several times. Host Scott Simon speaks with Lesch about his new book, Syria: The Fall of the House of Assad, a clear contrast to his earlier book, which touted Assad as "the new lion of Damascus."
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