This week: Actor Michael Shannon (“The Iceman”) revisits his Wobegon days… Hugh Dancy of TV’s “Hannibal” lists a few good baddies… Acclaimed travel writer Paul Theroux on a place he won’t be heading back to… “Daily Show” co-creator Lizz Winstead grins and bares it … San Fran rocker Mikal Cronin serves up soundtrack… Biscuits on the rise…And the Posts deak with Brendan’s kickstarter requests… Plus, a cocktail inspired by garbage, forgotten fallout shelters, and broken banjos.
Sadie Stein, Deputy Editor of The Paris Review, shares a story close to her bookworm heart: two-hundred core words have been in use for up to 15,000 years… including the word “worm.”
David Alan Grier's publicist isn't going to like this joke...
In 1671, Colonel Thomas Blood attempted to steal the Crown Jewels - armed with little more than his charm. He failed miserably. Learn about why King Charles rewarded the red-handed bandit, and then quaff this gilt-y pleasure of a cocktail.
The creator of Love and Rockets is back with a semi-autobiographical comic book about being a kid. He remembers back to a time when comics for kids, about kids, were more popular than super-heroes.
The indie-darling filmmaker's newest, Frances Ha, is out May 17 - and critics are already describing it as winning, witty, and sublime. It centers on a young artist struggling to survive in contemporary New York City. He chats with Rico about the new New York, fending off superheros, and Spaghetti-or-Meatballs.