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Wednesday, March 22, 2017
The creator of The Dating Game, The Newlywed Game and The Gong Show, which he also hosted, died Tuesday at 87. His shows were cheap to produce — and he made sure they looked it.
Monday, March 20, 2017
Silvers co-founded the journal with Barbara Epstein in 1963. It quickly became a leading forum where authors and critics grappled with cultural issues — and with each other.
Monday, February 27, 2017
We review the 11 categories we got "wrong" and explore reasons why. But we're not being defensive. Maybe you're the one who's being defensive, ever thought of that?
Sunday, February 26, 2017
NPR's team of pop-culture commentators is live-blogging tonight's Academy Awards. Watch along.
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Glen Weldon runs down all 24 Academy Award categories and makes bold, keenly analytical picks which are not — not even remotely — wild guesses. Nope.
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
This week, Bob Mondello joins us for our annual Oscars Omnibus: We talk nominees we haven't got around to yet, and look in on some of the hottest races.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
An ad in a March 1852 edition of The New York Times led Zachary Turpin on an electronic search that uncovered a rags-to-riches novella that Whitman published anonymously.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017
In The LEGO Batman Movie, the Dark Knight ... lightens up. NPR critic Glen Weldon says it's only the latest example of the character cycling through phases of darkness and light.
Friday, February 03, 2017
It is a daunting task to definitively rank, with icy precision, the songs featured in the ratings-challenged but critically adored CW series. But we do it anyway, because journalism.
Friday, February 03, 2017
Drew Barrymore and (especially) Timothy Olyphant deliver full-blooded performances as a married pair of realtors struggling to make ends meat.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017
"Where does he get those wonderful toys?" NBC's new sitcom, set among the lab techs who unwittingly act as Batman's R & D team, supplies a familiar — but clever — answer.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Netflix announced it will bring back the wildly-popular-until-it-wasn't Queer Eye for the Straight Guy for eight episodes. Production will start in the spring. We have notes. (Note #1: Don't.)
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
The 2017 Academy Award nominations were announced this morning. La La Land, as widely predicted, racked up the most, while Moonlight made a strong showing, as did Hell or High Water.
Sunday, January 22, 2017
Unlike the 2004 Jim Carrey film, the Netflix series nails the darkly whimsical tone of the children's books on which it's based; Neil Patrick Harris is a big reason for that.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
DC Comics' The Ray is back on comics shelves today. His distinctive, jacket-over-tights costume design was all the rage among the superhero set in the '90s. Are those bad old days back?
Thursday, December 29, 2016
The comics industry has come together to produce an anthology of stories, memoir, and stand-alone imagery reacting to this summer's mass shooting at an Orlando gay club.
Sunday, December 25, 2016
The animated film Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders lived up to its title, bringing back Adam West and Burt Ward to portray the Dynamic Duo as they did on the classic 1960s Batman series.
Saturday, December 24, 2016
Hader channels the late monologuist Spalding Gray in the third episode of Documentary Now!'s second season. But — crucially — that's not all he does.
Friday, December 23, 2016
In Shane Black's louche, stylish, violent comedy, the sight of a dead body sends P.I. Holland March (Ryan Gosling) into silent hysterics.
Thursday, December 22, 2016
A largely wordless, underwater episode of the Netflix series Bojack Horseman refocused attention on the show's masterful character design — and its pathos.