Pop-parodist “Weird Al” Yankovic on being weird (and Weird, and “Weird”) … “Boyhood” star Patricia Arquette’s stolen Santa Clauses … How singer Jenny Lewis kicks people out … A trademark-licensing dispute that lead to a big hit … Visiting a magical-realist Virgin Islands with author Tiphanie Yanique … New York Philharmonic conductor Alan Gilbert counts coughs to judge a concert … Famous little fishes … And a twee new tune …
A joke that made Meryl Streep laugh - and may make you feel uncool - from musician Jenny Lewis
Some Swiss citizens are organizing a contest to replace their national anthem with something a bit more modern, less monk.
In 1981, Japanese video game company Nintendo couldn't get the rights to the characters they wanted, so they made their own - and ended up with their first American hit.
Patricia Arquette stars in Richard Linklater's epic new film "Boyhood." The fictional coming-of-age tale about a boy's life from first grade through high school, it was shot with same cast over the course of 12 years... and Arquette says she never wanted it to end.
Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis dominated the early-aughts with her wistful indie pop. She's back this month with a new solo record. Her dinner party soundtrack is easy to love - and easy to leave.
"Land of Love and Drowning" is the first novel from author Tiphanie Yanique, previously best-known for her short stories. The novel draws on Ms. Yanique's Caribbean heritage for its setting and distinctive voice.
Grammar lessons, architecture jokes, polka left-overs and drugging your sibling: parody king "Weird Al" Yankovic answers listener questions.
New-catch Holland herring is a special little fish and a seasonal treat for seals and humans alike. Niki Russ Federman of Manhattan's landmark seafood seller Russ & Daughters is the third generation of the family running this so-called "house that herring built," making her uniquely qualified to talk about this slippery delicacy.
Belle and Sebastian, the Scottish indie pop band who defined late-nineties twee, are back with their thirtweenth album.
Music from Episode 290