Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish appears in the following:

From 'Buffy' Superfan To Pulitzer Prize, A Critic Celebrates TV On Her Own Terms

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Emily Nussbaum's new book, I Like To Watch, is a collection of essays that span her career and the age of prestige TV. She wants to "explode and expand" the types of shows we take seriously, she says.


After Years Of Hit-Making For Others, Mark Ronson Puts His Feelings First

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

On Late Night Feelings, Mark Ronson tapped into the melancholy side of disco, pop and country for what he calls "sad bangers." The super-producer spoke with NPR's Audie Cornish about making the album.


Tessa Thompson, New 'Men In Black' Agent, Found Inspiration In The Originals

Friday, June 14, 2019

Thompson stars in the new Men in Black: International, and she says she might never have thought of movie stardom if she hadn't seen Will Smith on television and in the original Men in Black films.


From Chuck Berry To Tupac Shakur: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The loss from the 2008 Universal Studios backlot fire was thought to be a few movie sets and film duplicates. But Jody Rosen reports that it was one of the largest losses in recorded music's history.


Alabama Commissioner Lays Out How State Plans To Curb Violence In Prisons

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Two months after the U.S. Department of Justice put Alabama on notice for its unconstitutional prison conditions, the state's Department of Corrections has unveiled a three-year plan to improve.


50 Years Young: How The Music Of 'Sesame Street' Keeps Up With The Times

Monday, June 10, 2019

Sesame Street team members Dr. Rosemarie Truglio and Bill Sherman discuss writing songs for the iconic show over the years.


'It Starts With Me': Ty Herndon On Re-Releasing His Country Hit With Male Pronouns

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Country singer Ty Herndon came out as gay in 2014 and this year, he's re-releasing his 1995 hit "What Mattered Most" with updated lyrics to fit his true identity.


One LA Community Where Folk And Rock Converged

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Singer-songwriter Jakob Dylan and director Andrew Slater talk about the documentary Echo In The Canyon about music from Laurel Canyon in LA that went on to influence a later generation.


Once A Homeless D.C. Teen, Now A Georgetown Graduate

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

In 2014, Rashema Melson was a homeless high school senior who was awarded a full scholarship to college. Now, she is a graduate of Georgetown University who hopes to return to help her community.


Meet Quinn Christopherson, Winner Of The 2019 Tiny Desk Contest

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Hailing from Anchorage, Alaska, Christopherson is a thoughtful songwriter with a powerful sense of perspective.


Vampire Weekend Is Looking For The Cool Within The Uncool

Friday, May 03, 2019

Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig talks about Father of the Bride, the band's first album in six years, along with all the changes that time has brought.


Wynton Marsalis Imagines Buddy Bolden's Jazz On-Screen: 'He Was Bringing Fire'

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Decorated jazz composer Wynton Marsalis talks about creating music inspired by an artist he's never heard play, Charles "Buddy" Bolden, for the film Bolden.


Pete Seeger's Legacy Gets Immortalized With 'Smithsonian Folkways' Collection

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Smithsonian Folkways archivist and Pete Seeger expert Jeff Place talks about Pete Seeger: The Smithsonian Folkways Collection, due out on what would have been Seeger's 100th birthday.


At Kanye West's Sunday Service, 'He Is The Church'

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Kanye West has been hosting exclusive worship gatherings he calls "Sunday Service." Jia Tolentino, staff writer for The New Yorker, breaks down the rapper's religious evolution.


The All-Female Big Bands That Made History During World War II

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Christian McBride of Jazz Night in America about the forgotten all-female big bands that toured the United States during World War II.


Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett Defends Biden, Talks 2020 In Conversation About Memoir

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

The longtime Obama adviser told NPR's Audie Cornish that former Vice President Joe Biden "got it right" when he said "it's important that men listen" in a wide-ranging interview about her new book.


Maren Morris Grows Into Her Own: 'I'm A Little Bit Of Everything'

Thursday, March 07, 2019

For Morris, creating her sophomore album GIRL meant adjusting to writing on the road, taking on the country music status quo and exploring her confidence.


David Means, Defender Of The Short Story, On His 'Instructions For A Funeral'

Wednesday, March 06, 2019

The author has a new collection of short fiction, his fifth. In an interview, he says that his father's death got him thinking about parenthood — and what he might want at his own memorial.


A Year Later, West Virginia Educators Reflect On Strike And What's Changed

Monday, March 04, 2019

West Virginia teachers and school personnel went on strike last year for two weeks. The strike inspired teachers in other states to take similar action. A year later, was the strike worth it?


A Sprawling Blueprint For Protest Music, Courtesy Of The Jazz Duke

Friday, February 22, 2019

He called it "a parallel to the history of the American Negro." Duke Ellington's Black, Brown and Beige wasn't an immediate hit, but it set a tone for ambitious, provocative works about black life.