Gay Theater, Then and Now
New York Times theater critic Jesse Green and playwright Paul Rudnick on groundbreaking gay theater.
The Agonies of Small TalkAnnie Baker on why so many of the characters in her plays talk past each other.
Dance Studio 360Some favorite dance segments, including interviews with Twyla Tharp and Christopher Wheeldon.
American Icons: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestThis is the story of America’s fight against authority.
Does Laughter Yoga Work?Sure, laughing makes us feel good in the moment. But could it have enduring health effects?
Learning to Love Fuller HouseWhy B.J. Novak loves Fuller House, John McPhee’s writing tips, and Amadou and Mariam perform live.
Say It Loud: MoistOur favorite recent segments featuring writers and books, including one writer’s defense of a word everyone hates.
American Icons: The Disney ParksStories from inside the oddly touching, sometimes creepy, deeply American utopia Walt Disney created.
Michael Chabon SingsThe Pulitzer Prize–winner’s punk awakening, Vincent van Gogh’s paintings come to life, and kids’ books as literature.
Harvard’s Full of MoronsSpielberg’s greatness, BoJack Horseman’s edginess, and the worst seat at the symphony.
Back to School SpecialKurt Andersen calls up his favorite high school teacher, Nicholson Baker fills in as a substitute, and scientists turn their research into dances.