Dec 7, 2013 — The X-Files actor's latest project is a British police procedural in which she plays the enigmatic Detective Superintendent Stella Gibson. Anderson tells NPR's Scott Simon what drew her to Gibson as a character, and how her London roots contributed to her fateful nomination as most likely to get arrested in high school.
Dec 6, 2013 — HBO's new TV special is part biography, part music-appreciation lesson and part performance piece. Critic David Bianculli says it's a superbly compiled work, overseen by two of the people most intimately familiar with the composer himself.
Dec 6, 2013 — For 25 seasons, The Simpsons writers have been smuggling math onto Americans' TV screens. Author Simon Singh helps Ira decode the show's numberplay, while former Simpsons writer David X. Cohen remembers how he helped Homer solve Fermat's Last Theorem (sort of).
Dec 6, 2013 — Thursday night's live production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic suffered from limited acting in places, but it offered some Broadway veterans a rare opportunity to shine for larger crowds.
Dec 4, 2013 — This week's Thursday Night Football features two teams that are as far from great as you can get. The Houston Texas face the Jacksonville Jaguars. It may just be the worst matchup of the year.
Dec 4, 2013 — The Sunday pregame shows feature interchangeable ex-players and ex-coaches saying the same banal things, one after another. But on female-centered shows, observes Frank Deford, the hosts actually argue, hash things out, laugh and generally behave like flesh-and-blood human beings.
Dec 2, 2013 — Eric Deggans looks at the midseason finale of The Walking Dead and concludes that while the show is brutal and violent, it's ultimately concerned with matters of humanity and hope.
Dec 1, 2013 — This week on the podcast edition of All Things Considered, host Arun Rath explores the bar and restaurant business with a master, hears from a reporter who unearthed tragedy in Iraq, and learns about Boston's bold plan to eliminate the gender wage gap.
Nov 27, 2013 — Snoopy, Spiderman, Buzz Lightyear, Pikachu and 12 other massive balloons will fly in the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, New York police say. Forecasts had called for high winds close to the maximum that New York City will allow for the balloons to fly over the parade route.
Nov 27, 2013 — Marc Hirsh marks the 25th anniversary of the great bad-movie snark-off by taking an unpopular opinion about two poor fellas who got stranded in space playing with robots.