Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Poet, playwright, and arts educator Liza Jessie Peterson on lessons learned teaching incarcerated youth on Rikers Island.
Guest host Jane Curtin presents readings from the blog Letters of Note.
Read by Stephen Lang
Read by Stephen Lang
On making the leap from indie films, the rarity of black female protagonists in YA, and addressing criticism about how her new movie portrays disability.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Writer Ariel Levy on the silence around the animal facts of women's physical lives, her comically awkward experience with the shamanic hallucinogen Ayahuasca, and much more.
April Ryan moderates a panel including Mary Frances Berry, Avis Jones-DeWeever, Wesley Lowery, and Julianne Malveaux.
On her new indie comedy, music as couple’s therapy, and why she employed an all-female production crew.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson on the mind-boggling awesomeness of space.
How a major label screw up helped The Beatles sweep the Billboard Top Five.
Slate's Sam Adams and writer Mark Harris on the tale of brainwashing, war, and politics—told two ways, based on the same novel.
Richard Rothstein, in conversation with Ta-Nehisi Coates, discusses his book The Color Of Law
In part two of their appreciation of the late, great Jonathan Demme, the Next Picture Show talks Demme's final film - "Justin Timberlake + The Tennessee Kids" - and how it connects with Demme's '84 collaboration with The Talking Heads.
In part one of this Demme double feature, the Next Picture Show considers the enduring legacy of the 1984 Demme-Talking Heads collaboration "Stop Making Sense."
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Neuroscientist Dean Buonomano on how the brain tells time and whether time exists at all.
In part two of their 'Welcome to the Jungle' double feature, Scott, Keith and Genevieve share their takes on "The Lost City of Z" before diving into the way "Z" and Les Blank's "Burden of Dreams" engage with obsession and hubris.
The new jungle adventure THE LOST CITY OF Z inspires The Next Picture Show to take another trip to the Amazon via the Les Blank documentary BURDEN OF DREAMS about the making of Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo."
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Architecture critic Sarah W. Goldhagen on how the built environment shapes our lives.
Todd Stern, Dave Levitan, Jamie Henn, and Kristen Gunther discuss the state of Climate Change science and policy.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Lexicographer Kory Stamper on the slipperiness of language and how the sausage of dictionaries is made.
On centering queer millennials of color in their critically-acclaimed web series.
Hyper-stylish and cerebral, 2017's GHOST IN THE SHELL shares lots of similarities with the Wachowski's THE MATRIX. But it's their differences that are most telling.
GHOST IN THE SHELL inspires THE MATRIX which inspires GHOST IN THE SHELL. Much be a glitch in the Matrix. For this week's double bill, The Next Picture Show pairs the poorly received GHOST live action remake with the Wachowskis' landmark '99 film.