Audie Cornish

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Well Before 'The Wife,' Glenn Close Was Ready For Her Close-Up

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Her latest movie role earned her a nomination for the best actress Oscar. Ahead of the ceremony, she talks about facing the camera, her viral Golden Globes speech and her love of theater.


Backstreet Boys On Fatherhood, Addiction And New (Grammy-Nominated) Music

Friday, January 25, 2019

Backstreet Boys members Brian Littrell and AJ McLean joined NPR's Audie Cornish-Emery to talk about what fans can expect on the group's upcoming album, DNA.


The Fight For Native Voices To Be Heard

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

What happened on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last Friday has sparked intense national debate. Reporter Jacqueline Keeler shares what she thinks is being lost in the conversation.


'Field Guide To The North American Teenager' Taps Into The Raw Anxiety Of Adolescence

Monday, January 21, 2019

Ben Philippe's debut novel follows a black French Canadian teenager grappling with his parents' divorce and the upheaval that comes with moving from Canada to Texas in the middle of the school year.


Lin-Manuel Miranda On 'Mary Poppins Returns' And Writing His Way Onstage

Friday, December 14, 2018

Though best-known for his auteur work, the mastermind of Hamilton and In the Heights says it was his dream to be offered a part in someone else's musical.


The Moral Of The Story Is: Great Kids' Books Don't Always Need Morals

Friday, December 07, 2018

Jon Scieszka — dad, teacher and author of The Stinky Cheese Man and Other Fairly Stupid Tales — shares the books he plans to give to the kids on his list this year.


What 'The Front Runner' And Gary Hart Tell Us About Political Theater Today

Friday, November 30, 2018

Matt Bai and Jay Carson wrote the screenplay of a new drama about the swift 1987 downfall of the Democratic presidential candidate — an event Bai says has a "direct throughline" to President Trump.


Encore: 'The Gospel According to André': Look Fabulous, And Know Your History

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

André Leon Talley is a fixture in the fashion world. A former Vogue fashion editor and former judge on America's Next Top Model, The Gospel According to André looks at his life, work and influence.


'Authenticity Is My Rebellion': Viola Davis On 'Widows,' Steve McQueen And Legacy

Friday, November 16, 2018

The only black actor to have won an Emmy, a Tony and an Oscar stars as a grieving wife turned professional criminal in a new heist thriller. "I approached her like a real woman," she says.


Jacob Banks Doesn't Rush His Music: 'Time Is The Only Currency That Matters To Me'

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The U.K.-based artist talks about his love of cats, writing notes to his younger self through music and his debut album Village.


A Preview Of Michelle Obama's Book, 'Becoming'

Friday, November 09, 2018

Michelle Obama is out with a new book on Tuesday — Becoming. NPR's Audie Cornish sat down with the former first lady in Chicago and previews their conversation.


How Slick Rick And Queen Latifah 'Breathed Life Into Hip-Hop' In 1988

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia of NPR's podcast What's Good explain why they think 1988 was a banner year for hip-hop.


Riz Ahmed On Rapping, Acting And Being His (Sometimes Shirtless) 'Most Complex Self'

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

He's the first South Asian man to win an acting Emmy. He's now starring in Venom. He's also known as Riz MC. And he's "not just being shackled to a two-dimensional idea" of his hyphenate identity.


This 'Halloween,' Jamie Lee Curtis Reckons With 40 Years Of Trauma

Friday, October 19, 2018

Michael Myers is back and, so is Laurie Strode. Jamie Lee Curtis was 19 when she starred in the original Halloween. This sequel ignores the others to focus on what has happened to Laurie since 1978.


In 'Hey, Kiddo,' Jarrett Krosoczka Sketches Childhood, A Mom's Addiction

Friday, October 05, 2018

In 17 years, the author of the popular Lunch Lady children's series has published 38 books — but his latest stands out. The heartfelt graphic memoir tells the story of his childhood.


The Long Legacy Of Latin Music Influencing Hip-Hop

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Stretch Armstrong and Bobbito Garcia of NPR's 'What's Good' podcast break down how hip-hop has borrowed from Latin music many times over the years.


Fukuyama: A New American 'Identity' Could Be Antidote To Polarizing U.S. Politics

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Resentment and a loss of dignity has fueled a rise in identity politics and made compromise difficult, political scientist Francis Fukuyama says. He proposes a way out of that impasse in his new book.


A Ghanaian 'Housegirl' Navigates A Complex Maze Of Culture And Class

Monday, September 10, 2018

Michael Donkor's debut novel is a story of two teenage girls, pushed and pulled between two worlds.


In The Trump Era, Journalist April Ryan Finds Herself 'Under Fire'

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The longtime White House correspondent, one of the few black reporters in the press corps, has frequently clashed with the current administration's press officers — which she details in a new book.


'Vegetables In Underwear' And Other Laugh Out Loud Book Ideas For Kids

Monday, August 13, 2018

Children's book author Jon Scieszka shares his kid-friendly reading recommendations. His list includes an irreverent baby book, two great series, and the "Funniest. Stories. Ever."