Before it became a byword for disaster, the hydrogen-powered airship heralded an era of fine dining in the skies — with an all-electric kitchen, a cocktail lounge, wine cellar and multi-course meals.
Johnathan Lee Iverson, the first African-American ringmaster of "The Greatest Show on Earth," helms the famed Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for its last performance this Sunday.
With the sale Thursday night in New York City, the late Jean-Michel Basquiat's 1982 untitled painting is also said to be the sixth-most expensive work sold in world history.
On this week's show, Gene Demby from NPR's Code Switch and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans join us for a conversation about the second season of Master Of None and the very silly film Snatched.
Has there ever been such a week?
Director Thomas Vinterberg's The Commune isn't really about the entire group that grows up around a 1970s Copenhagen family. It's about the family itself, and how the way we live defines us.
While Alien: Covenant is better than Prometheus, the last franchise entry, it still lacks the basic elements that made Alien and Aliens so widely admired.
Bryan Cranston plays a man who settles in to spy on his own family in Wakefield, a story with roots going all the way back to Nathaniel Hawthorne.
Based on Nicola Yoon's YA novel, Everything, Everything has some of the ingredients it needs to be satisfying, but the way it uses illness only as a plot device makes that satisfaction elusive.
In Abacus: Too Small To Jail, Steve James, who made Hoop Dreams, tells the story of a very small bank that really was prosecuted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
NPR offers a correction to a piece earlier in the week in which we referred to the mollusk in the famous "Birth of Venus" painting by Botticelli as a clam shell.
Chris Cornell, one of the pioneers of grunge rock, has died at age 52. Cornell was known as a member of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave.
"I'm an Indian-American-Muslim kid," Minhaj says, "but am I more Indian or am I more American? What part of my identity am I?" His new Netflix special is called Homecoming King.
In the meantime, some are producing their own shows or creating material for alternative platforms like YouTube.
For more than two decades, King Willem-Alexander has regularly served as a co-pilot on commercial flights. He is rarely recognized, he told De Telegraaf newspaper.
The upfronts are underway in New York. That's where networks show their fall season to advertisers to drum up business. NPR looks at what's coming and what's cancelled.
NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with author Richard Rothstein about his new book, The Color of Law, which details how federal housing policies in the 1940s and '50s mandated segregation and undermined the ability of black families to own homes and build
At the turn of the 20th century, when access to professional care was spotty, many cookbooks served up recipes for the sick — some (brandy) more appealing than others (toast water).
The title piece in Mexican master Juan Rulfo's The Golden Cockerel is a good story with a simple point: Life is short and then you die. It's the sketches and fragments that come after that amaze.
Botticelli's most famous Renaissance painting shows the goddess Venus, standing nude on a clam shell. Now, an exhibit at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts shows other works, seldom seen outside of Italy.