Our annual Oscar picks, based upon the only criteria that matters: whether the nominee appeared on our show.
Rico Gagliano: Our guest of honor this week is filmmaker Michael Apted. He directed the Oscar winning movie Coalminer’s Daughter and more recently Voyage of the Dawn Treader, the latest of the Narnia movie franchise. But since 1971 he’s also directed the documentary series Up, in which he has followed the same group of Britons […]
The Sundance Film Festival is one of the foremost showcases of new independent movies in America. John Cooper has been involved with the festival for 24 years and is now its director -- making him one of the most influential guys in independent film.
Journalist Josh Bearman has written for Harper’s, Rolling Stone and many other outlets; you may have also heard his stories on This American Life. But he’s best known for a Wired magazine piece called “Escape from Tehran: How the CIA Used a Fake Sci-Fi Flick to Rescue Americans from Iran.” That article inspired one of […]
[The Cyclone now sits on the site of the first ever roller coaster – Switchback Railway – on Coney Island in New York.] It was the late 19th century and LaMarcus Adna Thompson was losing his mind. He was a natural carpenter and inventor but somehow he’d ended up in the pantyhose business. […]
Is it okay to take the newspaper section with you to continue reading or is this a theft from the community bin?
After five years my nagging is proving to be effective. How do I convince him to shape up?
What's the correct way to leave a party?
Drew Barrymore has, like the Coppola’s before her, entered the wine biz. The fast and furious wine industry. In the ads, It’s mostly just Drew Barrymore wandering around sun kissed in some sort of vineyard, staring off into the distance. I think she’s trying to sell it as this laid back, California living kind of thing. But […]
There's been much discussion about the depiction of torture in "Zero Dark Thirty." Some say that the movie implies torture was instrumental in capturing Osama Bin Laden, whereas many government officials say it wasn't. Jessica doesn't think that the movie is in any way pro-torture...and you can hear her explain why here.