The new Netflix series mashes up the story of a real-life Black samurai with giant mechas and wizards — Thomas calls it "Trojan horse-ing" the real history through the medium of Japanese anime.
A new documentary Street Gang: How We Got To Sesame Street recounts how the classic program reinvented children's television and continues to interpret the world with authenticity.
Symone is brilliant in the art of lip synch, so we've invited her to play a game called "Lip synch meet fix sink." Three questions about plumbers.
The Spanish-American war serves as the backdrop for Chanel Cleeton's new novel, which follows a real-life rebel named Evangelina Cisneros, who attracted a lot of attention from American newspapers.
Rachel Cusk follows her acclaimed Outline trilogy with this story about a woman whose lifelong obsession with a truculent painter is tested when he comes to stay at a cottage on her property.
Fresh Air celebrates Mother's Day with stories of mom from past interviews with Noah, Scorsese and filmmaker Albert Brooks. Plus, Lorna Luft remembers her mother, Judy Garland.
There are lots of familiar trappings in Netflix's latest "realistic superheroes" series, but the way it grapples with the moral code at the heart of the superhero genre sets it apart.
From HBO's two-part documentary on the opioid epidemic to a Star Wars spin-off, here are four shows that represent some of the best 2021 has to offer so far.
"Recycle art activist" Thomas Dambo makes these gentle giants out of scrap wood, old pallets, twigs and debris. Dozens of them now preside over mountains, forests and parks around the world.
Amid the pandemic and Black Lives Matter protests, Sampson Levingston decided to bring people together by offering tours of African American neighborhoods. He's turned it into a thriving business.
All Things Considered listener Joel Abrams shares how a story about Haitian farmworkers has stuck with him since it aired on the show in 1991.
The Peacock comedy series about a has-been fictional girl group from the '90s has great, big performances and a lot of nostalgia.
Eric Nguyen's debut novel plays off a Vietnamese word that means both country and water, examining all the ways those two things affect a family of Vietnamese refugees who resettle in New Orleans.
Olivia Laing weaves the history of people and ideas in with her own life, bringing readers on a fleet, gracious tour of bodily distress and joy that takes in Malcolm X, the Marquis de Sade and others.
Ward spent time writing and editing reviews for a young Rolling Stone – and later became both a broadcast critic and historian, publishing two volumes on the beginnings of rock and roll.