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April 25, 2016 Comment

The Dark And Weird Inspiration For Some Of Our Most Beloved Fairy Tales

Giambattista Basile’s writing predates even the Brothers Grimm, and the tales are stranger than the versions we are used to.

April 22, 2016 Comment

Finding Comfort In Shakespeare’s ‘King Lear’

What might have been a typical night at the theater ended up having enormous significance for Barb Cone.

April 22, 2016 12 Comments

Former Friends Of Marathon Bomber Create Film, ‘Jahar’

The short film by childhood friends Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Henry Hayes premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival.

April 22, 2016 5 Comments

How Prince Influenced A New Generation Of Artists

Touré, author of “I Would Die 4 You: Why Prince Became An Icon,” discusses the legacy of the pop music superstar.

April 21, 2016 5 Comments

Remembering The Life And Legacy Of Prince

The singer, songwriter and instrumentalist was widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive musicians of his era.

April 21, 2016 Comment

‘Sing Street’ Star Ferdia Walsh-Peelo

Before staring in “Sing Street,” Walsh-Peelo performed as a boy soprano in “The Magic Flute” and was in his first band at the age of 11.

April 21, 2016 Comment

DJ Sessions: ‘That Ebullient Scandinavian Disco Sound’

Mario Cotto of KCRW in Santa Monica shares music he’s hearing out of Europe, including the Norwegian artist Mørk.

April 20, 2016 3 Comments

New NOVA Film Focuses On Efforts To Create Wildlife Corridors

The documentary focuses on efforts to allow animals to move from park to park, avoiding human development.

April 20, 2016 7 Comments

HBO Sunday Night Lineup Brings Back Fan Favorites

Three hit HBO Shows – “Game of Thrones,” “Silicon Valley” and “Veep” – begin new seasons this weekend.

April 15, 2016 Comment

Akron Residents Will Hear What Their City Sounds Like

People in the Ohio city have been collecting soundbites for a new symphony. On Saturday, they will hear the final product.

April 15, 2016 3 Comments

Hamilton Fans Don’t Want Him Replaced On The $10 Bill

The success of the Broadway musical “Hamilton” has added a new twist to the push to feature a woman on the $10 bill.

April 14, 2016 8 Comments

Aglow In The Dark? AMC Open To Texting In Theaters

The head of AMC Entertainment says he’s open to allowing texting inside movie theaters. But will moviegoers revolt?

April 14, 2016 Comment

‘Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’ Returns To Netflix For Season Two

The show, created by Tina Fey and “30 Rock” show runner Robert Carlock, returns Friday. NPR’s Eric Deggans shares a review.

April 13, 2016 3 Comments

‘Once’ Director Goes Back To The ’80s For New Film ‘Sing Street’

John Carney’s own Dublin childhood and ’80s music videos provide the inspiration for this movie about a boy who forms a rock band.

April 12, 2016 2 Comments

New Film Set During 1943 Race Riots In Beaumont, Texas

A new film by a Houston director is examining a dark period of Texas history. “The Example” is set during the 1943 race riots.

April 11, 2016 2 Comments

Beach House Brings ‘Dream Pop’ To Coachella

One of the bands at Coachella this year is Beach House, the duo out of Baltimore known for their “dream pop” style of music.

April 8, 2016 7 Comments

Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus Makes Its Public Debut

One of the only all-transgender choruses in the country, Butterfly Music Transgender Chorus has its public debut.

April 5, 2016 Comment

‘The People v. OJ Simpson’ Ends Tonight, Amid Critical And Social Media Buzz

One of the year’s most critically acclaimed TV shows wraps up tonight on FX.

April 1, 2016 11 Comments

‘Bro-Country’ Is Dying. What’s Next For Country Music?

The Academy of Country Music will hand out awards Sunday to the new-ish set of stars in the country constellation.

March 30, 2016 6 Comments

Punk Rock And Fatherhood, An Unlikely Pair

Beach Slang’s James Alex is living the dream he’s always pined for, while trying to be the father he never had.

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June 6 Comment

Introducing A New Here & Now Website

Coming June 9, 2016, Here & Now listeners and visitors will experience our stories and journalism online in a whole new way.

June 3 Comment

Teenagers Create Impromptu Exhibit At San Francisco Museum Of Modern Art

As the pair toured the museum, they wondered if they could do better. So 16-year-old Kevin Nguyen decided to get creative.

June 3 3 Comments

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ Author Explores Conformity, Mental Health In New Teen Novel

Matthew Quick published his fourth young adult book, "Every Exquisite Thing," this week.

June 2 13 Comments

Do Meal Kits Provide Great Taste Along With Convenience?

Resident chef Kathy Gunst tested a multitude of meal kits, and gives co-host Jeremy Hobson the inside scoop.