Full episode - February 28, 2019
Spinal Tap: One of Britain’s loudest bands.
“This Is Spinal Tap” at 35. Plus N.K. Jemisin on “How Long 'til Black Future Month?” and the mythology — and musicality — of Robert Johnson’s “Cross Road Blues.”
Full story - February 28, 2019
N.K. Jemisin’s latest book is a collection of short stories.
Hugo Award-winning author N.K. Jemisin shares her thoughts on writing, politics and her new book “How Long 'til Black Future Month?”
Full story - February 28, 2019
American Icons: Robert Johnson's "Cross Road Blues"
How the myth of a pact with the devil and a phenomenal guitar technique turned Robert Johnson's 1936 song into a hit.
Full story - February 28, 2019
The 1984 mockumentary “This is Spinal Tap.”
Behind one of the best documentaries ever made about a band — even if the band wasn’t real.
Full episode - February 21, 2019
And the Oscar goes to ...
Two nominees — actor Richard E. Grant and “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter. Plus how a movement director helped Rami Malek embody Freddie Mercury.
Full story - February 21, 2019
Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in “Green Book”
Three movies with great leads, but not much else.
Full story - February 21, 2019
Richard E. Grant in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Oscar nominee Richard E. Grant on playing drunks and wastrels and shooting the ending of “Withnail & I.”
Full story - February 21, 2019
Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.” L to R: Nakia (Lupita Nyong'o), T'Challa/Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) and Okoye (Danai Gurira).
How Ruth E. Carter created the Oscar-nominated costumes for “Black Panther.”
Full story - February 21, 2019
Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The woman who helped Rami Malek embody Freddie Mercury.
Full episode - February 19, 2019
A sketch of the Crack Monster by Jennifer Bourne.
In 1975, a cartoon on "Sesame Street" traumatized viewers. And then it disappeared.

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