1. Next week, we run some of our favorite interviews from 2011. [Some of my favorites: Maurice Sendak, Jess Goodell, Tina Fey, Marie Howe, Jose Antonio Vargas, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, Dan Savage, Joan Didion, Richard Engel, …]

    Next week, we run some of our favorite interviews from 2011. [Some of my favorites: Maurice Sendak, Jess GoodellTina Fey, Marie HoweJose Antonio VargasTrey Parker and Matt Stone, Dan Savage, Joan DidionRichard Engel, …]

  2. best of

    2011

    maurice sendak

  1. David Edelstein’s 10 Best Films (in Alphabetical Order)
The Adventures of Tintin
Beginners
Coriolanus
The Descendants
Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life
Hell and Back Again
Into the Abyss
Margin Call
Mysteries of Lisbon
War Horse
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    David Edelstein’s 10 Best Films (in Alphabetical Order)

    The Adventures of Tintin

    Beginners

    Coriolanus

    The Descendants

    Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life

    Hell and Back Again

    Into the Abyss

    Margin Call

    Mysteries of Lisbon

    War Horse

    [more here]

  2. best of

    2011

    david edlestein

    film

  1. Walter White: Hello?
David Bianculli: I’ve just named Breaking Bad my favorite show of 2011.
Walter White: Never mind that. We need a distributor now. Do you know anyone like that? 
David Bianculli: Um…no? View in High-Res

    Walter White: Hello?

    David Bianculli: I’ve just named Breaking Bad my favorite show of 2011.

    Walter White: Never mind that. We need a distributor now. Do you know anyone like that? 

    David Bianculli: Um…no?

  2. breaking bad

    david bianculli

    best of

    2011

    television

  1. I just cannot tell you how despicable this show is. It makes me want to shower.

    — David Bianculli reveals his list for the best and worst shows of 2011

  2. 2011

    jersey shore

    david bianculli

    best of

  1. Also tomorrow: Fresh Air’s music critic Ken Tucker picks his favorite tunes/albums of 2011. [His complete archive]

    Also tomorrow: Fresh Air’s music critic Ken Tucker picks his favorite tunes/albums of 2011. [His complete archive]

  2. ken tucker

    best of

    2011

  1. This is all hipster music. I guess it’s okay for hipsters, but I’m not enough of a hipster to like hipster picks like this. Too bad I’m not hipster enough. Maybe I’d like it better if I were more of a hipster.

    — from “The 20 Unhappiest People You Meet in the Comment Section of Year-End Lists

  2. best of

    2011

    lists

  1. Maureen Corrigan’s 10 Favorite Novels of 2011 View in High-Res

    Maureen Corrigan’s 10 Favorite Novels of 2011

  2. best of

    2011

    fiction

    lit

    books

    maureen corrigan

    novels

  1. 'Occupy:' Geoff Nunberg's 2011 Word Of The Year

    'Occupy:' Geoff Nunberg's 2011 Word Of The Year

  2. occupy

    geoff nunberg

    word

    2011

    best of

  1. What books have you read this year that have stuck with you? View in High-Res

    What books have you read this year that have stuck with you?

  2. books

    list

    2011

  1. Posted on 19 September, 2011

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    keithwj:

Klezmatics @ NPR Tiny Desk Concert
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    keithwj:

    Klezmatics @ NPR Tiny Desk Concert

  2. 2011

    npr

    klezmatics

  1. Posted on 12 September, 2011

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    Reblogged from aviamon

    aviamon:

    This American Life

    In this show, we return to people who’ve been on This American Life in the last ten years, whose lives were drastically altered by 9/11, including Hyder Akbar, an Afghan-American teen who moved to Afghanistan after his father was tapped to become governor of Kunar province there.

    This American Life’s Sept 11 show.

  2. tal

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    npr

    radio

    ira glass

    kabul

    new york

    911

    afghanistan

    september

    2011

    2001

  1. Intern Edition, Spring 2011 is now live. Check out what NPR’s 25 interns have been up to this spring. (Particular thanks to Chris, Amelia and Sara — who are interning on the Arts Desk and have done a really amazing job.) View in High-Res

    Intern Edition, Spring 2011 is now live. Check out what NPR’s 25 interns have been up to this spring. (Particular thanks to Chris, Amelia and Sara — who are interning on the Arts Desk and have done a really amazing job.)

  2. intern edition

    2011

    intern

    npr

  1. Inside NPR’s Music Library (and other tales from the 2011 edition of Intern Edition) Enjoy! View in High-Res

    Inside NPR’s Music Library (and other tales from the 2011 edition of Intern Edition) Enjoy!

  2. music library

    npr

    behind the scenes

    intern edition

    2011

  1. Okay. Might as well tell everyone here. This is the gift I got my secret-gift recipient. It’s a calendar. (It’s based on the fact that our guest host and TV critic, David Bianculli, wears a Hawaiian shirt every Friday when he comes in.) So….she’ll have a calendar of Biancullis to look at for all of 2011. More shots tomorrow (as well as all of the other gifts!) View in High-Res

    Okay. Might as well tell everyone here. This is the gift I got my secret-gift recipient. It’s a calendar. (It’s based on the fact that our guest host and TV critic, David Bianculli, wears a Hawaiian shirt every Friday when he comes in.) So….she’ll have a calendar of Biancullis to look at for all of 2011. More shots tomorrow (as well as all of the other gifts!)

  2. david bianculli

    hawaiian shirt

    calendar

    2011