Nation | Arts

Documentary Giant Albert Maysles' Last Film, 'In Transit,' Is Still In Limbo

NPR | June 27, 2017 1:41 p.m.

Before he died, Maysles (who also made Grey Gardens) said In Transit was his "dream film." But questions about who owns the rights has made it difficult to see.

Business | Nation | Food | Arts

From Film Stars To Naturalists, These Lives Have Become Boozy Inspirations

NPR | June 27, 2017 9:32 a.m.

Breweries and distilleries are collaborating with artists and fashioning their drinks after influential people to try to better connect with customers or bring attention to the drink's origin.

Health | Nation | Science | Arts | Books

'Interlaced Fingers' Traces Roots Of Racial Disparity In Kidney Transplants

NPR | June 26, 2017 10:51 a.m.

When Dr. Vanessa Grubbs fell in love with a man whose kidneys were failing, he'd been waiting for a transplant for years. Her book explores the ways racial inequity is embedded in the system.

Entertainment | World | Arts

Video: K-Pop Dance Routines Are A Workout For Body And Brain

NPR | June 26, 2017 8:33 a.m.

In NPR's Elise Tries series, correspondent Elise Hu tries out new experiences in East Asia. In this episode from Seoul, K-pop dance steps prove too complicated for completion.

World | Arts | Books

A New Delhi Family Learns To Navigate Wealth After A 'Windfall'

NPR | June 25, 2017 5:06 a.m.

Diksha Basu's new novel was inspired by the explosion of wealth she saw in 1990s India. She says money is a complex thing, and it takes a while for her characters to see that.

Nation | Arts

Imagining Daniel Day-Lewis In A Life Without Acting

NPR | June 24, 2017 5:01 a.m.

Daniel Day-Lewis says he is no longer going to act. Weekend Edition guest host Melissa Block remembers an interview she had with him that might shed some light on what he'll do next.

Nation | Entertainment | Arts

Before Her Teacher's Murder, This 'Keepers' Witness Was Already Living A Nightmare

NPR | June 22, 2017 3:49 p.m.

In the docuseries The Keepers, Jean Wehner shares her story of being abused by her high school chaplain. She says the teacher she confided in may have been killed for knowing too much.

Nation | Entertainment | Arts | Books

Updating Frankenstein For The Age of Black Lives Matter

NPR | June 22, 2017 3:46 a.m.

The classic tale of the Monster resurrected from the dead gets a new treatment in Victor LaValle's new limited-series comic.

Nation | Arts | Books

In The Event Of Attack, Here's How The Government Plans 'To Save Itself'

NPR | June 21, 2017 11:39 a.m.

In Raven Rock, Garrett Graff describes the bunkers designed to protect U.S. leaders in the event of a catastrophe. One Cold War-era plan put the post office in charge of cataloging the dead.

Business | World | Arts

Carla Fendi, Former President Of Luxury Fashion Brand, Dies

NPR | June 21, 2017 12:43 a.m.

Fendi helped propel the label to international fame. She was 79.

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