Dec 5, 2013 — Although Jamaica is a small island, it packs a big punch in the world of music. Host Michel Martin speaks with dancehall reggae artist Gyptian about his latest album Sex, Love & Reggae.
Dec 4, 2013 — Actor Oscar Isaac disappears into the title role of the new Coen brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis, a black comedy about a '60s folk singer who just can't make it, no matter what he does. He speaks with NPR's Melissa Block about playing the less-than-likable character.
Dec 2, 2013 — NPR's Robert Siegel talks to the usually silent half of Penn and Teller about his upcoming documentary, which follows an inventor trying to replicate the method he believes the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer employed to create his incredibly lifelike paintings.
Dec 2, 2013 — Payne tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross that he first read Nebraska — a film about an old man who is beginning to show signs of dementia — as a comedy "with moments of gravity." Payne also directed Election, About Schmidt, Sideways and The Descendants.
Dec 2, 2013 — Filmmaker Malcolm Lee most recently directed Best Man Holiday. His production company, Blackmaled Productions, focuses on the image of black men on-screen.
Dec 1, 2013 — The new movie is based on a play by the same name by Langston Hughes. Host Rachel Martin talks with director Kasi Lemmons about her new musical drama, Black Nativity, released last week.
Nov 29, 2013 — A new movie captures the story of one of the world's great leaders. It's a classic biopic of a towering figure: Nelson Mandela. And it takes audiences through the many chapters of his sweeping life. Morning Edition's Renee Montagne talks to Idris Elba about playing the legendary South African leader.
Nov 25, 2013 — Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom is the latest biopic about former South African president Nelson Mandela. Host Michel Martin speaks to Naomi Harris who plays his former wife, Winnie, in the film.
Nov 24, 2013 — Iconic Disney moments aren't just about the characters, but the songs they sing. Husband-and-wife team Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez composed music for the new Disney film Frozen, capturing the friendship of sisters Elsa and Anna.
Nov 17, 2013 — This week on the podcast edition of All Things Considered, inside the world of cyber real estate, the modern magazine industry, and J. J. Abrams latest project — a cyber cop drama.