Weekends on All Things Considered is launching Round 8 of its Three-Minute Fiction contest. This time, the story has to start with this sentence: "She closed the book, placed it on the table, and finally, decided to walk through the door."
Rick Bayless is an award-winning celebrity chef, a best-selling author, star of his own TV show, and a Top Chef Masters Champion. Soon, he'll be making his stage debut as an actor. We've invited Bayless to answer three questions about Dr. Seuss, who would have celebrated his 108th birthday this week.
Director Mike Nichols' story can be traced from Nazi Germany to Hollywood and Broadway. Over more than 50 years in show business, he's done serious (The Graduate), he's done shtick (Spamalot) and now he's doing a revival. Nichols' production of Death of a Salesman opens March 15.
In Friends with Kids, Adam Scott and Jennifer Westfeldt play two best friends who decide to have a baby together while keeping their relationship platonic — so the baby doesn't interfere with their romantic lives. Critic David Edelstein says the film is simply marvelous. (Recommended)
The comedian spent seven seasons on Saturday Night Live and went on to star in the raunchy comedy Bridesmaids. Now she's exploring what's funny about parenting in the new movie Friends with Kids and the TV series Up All Night.
Drummer Ginger Baker is famous for his frenzied drum solos as part of legendary 60s rock trio Cream. But when filmmaker Jay Bulger wanted to make a documentary about him, Baker was hesitant. Host Michel Martin speaks with Bulger about the trials and tribulations it took to convince Baker, and why he had to endure an assault to complete the project.
The HBO made-for-TV movie, which focuses on John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin as his running mate in the 2008 election, has already been attacked by conservative groups. But TV critic David Bianculli says the movie is fair — and balanced.
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