This week: Lisa Kudrow takes a stab at radio therapy ... Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos plants an orchard ... Anna Gunn of "Breaking Bad" breaks out a list of broken couples... We take an inside look at President Nixon, via home movies ... Crickets invade a snack near you ... Rob Sheffield is a karaoke cowboy ... Stop lights switch on ... Nanobots are the new artists ... And why we're feeling Aussie band The Preatures.
This week: Liev Schrieber on canine engineering and bad answers... Choire Sicha, founder of The Awl, offers etiquette quips... Breakout Chicago band Wild Belle bring us the world, on a platter of sound... A tale of cheese and blood feuds in the Spanish countryside... Novelist David Gilbert shares a story of absent fathers, from his acclaimed book "& Sons"... And the Mona Lisa goes missing! Plus, conflict cuisine, organic baseball, and HAIM makes it in under "The Wire."
This week: "Enlightened" actress Laura Dern on brains and Baio... Folk-rocker Billy Bragg wins hearts and minds in our etiquette segment... They Might Be Giants list tiny gems... We toast the first man(nequin!) in space... The story behind SXSW, as told by the festival's co-founder... Indie musician Tracey Thorn finds her voice... Plus, build-your-own hotels, cocktails by the barrel-ful, Side of the Road music, and lots more.
This week: pioneering indie filmmaker Andrew Bujalski plays "Computer Chess" and speaks up about mumblecore... SCTV alum and Tony-winner Andrea Martin gets car-jacked, politely... Debut novelist Gabriel Roth debuts a list of debuts... "Blackfish" director Gabriela Cowperthwaite plunges into controversy... and NYC's Russ & Daughters celebrate herring season by teaching Brendan to eat like a marine mammal. Plus: America's first parking meters pop up... Emily Post's great-great-grandkids give bad manners a summer holiday... and your next holiday could be a camping trip on the moon.
Pop Savant Chuck Klosterman grapples with villains… Music legend Herb Alpert grapples with your etiquette questions... Comedian Tig Notaro has a *very* rude awakening…Why cult rockers Big Star never quite lived up to their name… Documentarian Lucy Walker does call it a comeback… The explosive birth of the bikini… Indie metal darlings Deafheaven get a little loud… and we crunch the numbers (and cucumbers) behind the McWrap.
This week: Superstar comedian Kevin Hart grows an inch ... Comic, writer, TV host and -- now-- etiquette expert Aisha Tyler steers listeners clear of video game hogs and sunshine nazis... UK scholar Terry Eagleton tells us what Brits really think of Americans... Memoirist Ashley Cardiff is haunted by Prince... The Spinto Band present a menu of dinner party tunes... and Rico celebrates the Fourth of July with Japanese beer. Plus: The most famous soup cans in history, 'shroom humor, and how the internet may be making us less intelligent.
This week: Natalie Cole sings en Espanol … Activist Ralph Nader gives etiquette advice and restaurant recommendations … Bestselling novelist Curtis Sittenfeld goes from preppy to psychic … Rogue Wave’s playlist washes over us … How National Lampoon became the center of the comedy universe … The history of the typewriter … The most excruciating test in the food/wine universe … Plus, Lightning rods, nutty jokes, and a haunting new track from David Lynch & Lykke Li.
This week: We ride the rerun ship back in time, for an episode that turns out to be pretty prescient … Francis Ha star Greta Gerwig on naturalism vs. quirk … The Roots’ Questlove on food … Author Carl Hiaasen gives us a reality check … Kathy Griffin, queen of misbehavior, offers etiquette advice… The forgotten Astaire … The first spam email inspires a drink you shouldn't delete … And musicians The Imagination Movers give entertaining tips on keeping kids entertained. Plus, a Spurlockian joke, a soprano drought, and your new favorite song from the Alabama Shakes.
This week: Filmmaker Sofia Coppola talks about “The Bling Ring” and growing up in an Apocalypse… Humorist and “Wiretap” host Jonathan Goldstein takes his dad for a beer of rebellion … It’s the time of the season for a party playlist from The Zombies … Lidia Bastianich dishes out food etiquette and makes a divine intervention … Reviving corpses with blood and booze … Shining the spotlight on back-up singers … And gin’s pal tonic gets a make-over. Plus, screaming pigs, Jackie Chan: The Musical, and a Washed Out song that just feels right.
This week: Actress Ellen Page (The East) on saving the planet and playing with dolls… National Book Award winner Colum McCann takes us on a Transatlantic trip…Laura Osnes – Tony-nominated Cinderella on Broadway – shares her favorite rags-to-riches stories… Rico stuffs himself with stuffies… Etiquette advice to make air travel a tiny bit more comfortable… Hunting for the world’s most exotic – and seductive – fruits… And a classy, grassy cocktail for a baseball legend. Plus, a rogue joke, new Faces in music, and the only time The Price is Right can cost you.