Wrapping Up the Year 2006 with 'Fresh Air'
Dec 20, 2006 — Rock critic Ken Tucker reviews his picks for the best music of 2006. While CD sales figures are down from last year, Tucker says that music is increasingly being distributed in new formats.
Dec 20, 2006 — TV critic David Bianculli suggests recent boxed-set DVDs of classic and recent TV series as last-minute holiday gifts. All of the recommendations are exciting and excellent options, but he warns that some of them are quite costly.
Dec 20, 2006 — Fresh Air critic at-large John Powers will talk about the events that defined American culture this year. Highlights include the Borat movie, Stephen Colbert's speech at the White House correspondent's dinner, George Allen's use of a racial slur during the 2006 U.S. Senate race in Virginia, and the rise of YouTube.com as a mechanism for rapid dissemination of information. John Powers is also a critic for Vogue magazine.
Dec 19, 2006 — Film critic David Edelstein presents his top ten movies of 2006, and also discusses the best of the holiday options.
Dec 18, 2006 — Music critic Kevin Whitehead has selected some special jazz box sets for the music lover on your gift list this holiday season.
Dec 13, 2006 — The end of the year brings with it "word of the year" designations from professional societies and dictionaries. Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers some of the words that made headlines this past year, including some newsmaking racial epithets.
Dec 11, 2006 — Maureen Corrigan runs down her list of the year's best fiction, including a series of books set in post-Sept. 11 New York City, Richard Ford's last installment in the Frank Bascombe trilogy and fiction by two Alices.
Dec 11, 2006 — Our book critic continues her list of the year's best in books. This time, she tells us about her favorites in mysteries and nonfiction.