Full episode - April 04, 2019
Mobster mentality
Filmmaker Jia Zhangke, David Remnick and others on why we’re so obsessed with the gangster myth.
Full story - April 04, 2019
David Remnick, Little Casesar
Why are we so fascinated with mob stories?
Full story - April 04, 2019
The family portrait in "The Godfather: Part III"
One brave critic not only defends, but praises Francis Ford Coppola’s much maligned sequel.
Full story - April 04, 2019
Sue Grafton
Sue Grafton grew up reading mysteries. But it wasn’t until she was in her 40s, after a career in Hollywood, that she tried her hand at the genre.
Full story - April 04, 2019
Comedian Shecky Greene performs in 1976.
Vegas comics remember their underworld bosses.
Full story - April 04, 2019
Director Jia Zhangke
Jia Zhangke on his new gangster epic “Ash Is Purest White” and the movies that shaped him.
Full episode - March 31, 2019
Agnès Varda and JR
What happened when iconic filmmaker Agnès Varda and artist JR teamed up for a road trip? They brought art to the people of rural France.
Full episode - April 02, 2019
Susan Choi and her new novel, "Trust Exercise."
How a fun file on Susan Choi’s hard drive turned into her new novel, "Trust Exercise."
Full episode - March 26, 2019
Let’s do the time warp again.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show,” the woman who created the Creature from the Black Lagoon but didn’t get credit, and how reading “The Metamorphosis” created a metamorphosis for one writer.
Full story - March 28, 2019
The creature from the 1954 film “Creature From the Black Lagoon.”
The story of the woman who designed one of Hollywood’s classic monsters — but didn’t get credit for it.

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