Mar 7, 2014 — On this week's show, we dispense with the Oscars, dig deep into RuPaul's Drag Race, and offer some suggestions for when you're stuck on the couch for a while.
Mar 7, 2014 — Also: The longlist is announced for the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction; Anna Holmes on Scout Finch and Harriet the Spy; Teju Cole on reading.
Mar 7, 2014 — With the release of her fifth novel, Boy, Snow, Bird, Helen Oyeyemi is growing out of the literary wunderkind label and into something richer and stranger. Annalisa Quinn has a profile.
Mar 7, 2014 — Goodnight Songs is a compilation of formerly unpublished lullabies and poems by the author of Goodnight Moon, Margaret Wise Brown. Linda Wertheimer talks to Amy Gary, who discovered the new material.
Mar 6, 2014 — Eugenio Mira's thriller Grand Piano doesn't hit all of its notes perfectly, but it's daringly written — and ultimately compelling.
Mar 6, 2014 — Wes Anderson's eighth film, set primarily in a 1930s hotel, is just as stylish, precise, and nostalgic as his past films — and far funnier. (Recommended)
Mar 6, 2014 — In a semi-sequel to 2006's 300, a naval battle between the Greeks and Persians gets the over-the-top CGI treatment.
Mar 6, 2014 — Ed Walker fell in love with radio as a kid in the 1930s. Today, as the host of WAMU 88.5's beloved Sunday night show, he introduces a new generation to classic programs from the golden age of radio.
Mar 6, 2014 — Oscar nominee Quvenzhané Wallis plays the singing and dancing moppet opposite Jamie Foxx in a new version of Annie. In the trailer, she assures us that the sun will still come out tomorrow.
Mar 6, 2014 — Some farmers have long sworn by mellow tunes to boost Bessie's milk production. The science is hardly conclusive. But a study hints at what might top the barnyard playlist. (Psst: They liked R.E.M.)