Though she had previously sponsored legislation in New York to combat sex trafficking, Assemblywoman Amy Paulin said she had not realized how big a role hotels and hotel workers could play in the fight
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to director and producer Judd Apatow about his latest show, Crashing, his career and Hollywood's role in politics. Transcript KELLY MCEVERS, HOST: Judd Apatow started writing
Tom and Dick Smothers came to CBS in 1967 not really intending to lead or support a revolution. They just got caught up in it — and they happened to have a network program, with some 30 million viewers,
Bridges was nominated for an Oscar for his role as an aging Texas ranger tracking two bank robbers in Hell or High Water. Originally broadcast Jan. 9, 2017. Transcript DAVE DAVIES, HOST: This is FRESH
Updated at 3 p.m. ET Al Jarreau, a versatile vocalist who defied categorization for decades, died Sunday morning at the age of 76. Earlier this week, Jarreau had been hospitalized in Los Angeles "due exhaustion,"
After her glorious Grammy sweep on Sunday night, Adele woke up to a #BoycottAdele hashtag, with many Beyoncé fans questioning her "unfair" win over their idol. But calls for a boycott are scarcely new
On Sept. 1, 2000, the top movie in the country was Bring It On. The No. 1 song was Janet Jackson's "Doesn't Really Matter," from Nutty Professor II. And the newest cell phone on the market was the Nokia
Comedian Roy Wood Jr.'s got his first big break doing prank phone calls on the radio. But unlike many pranksters, he often conducted these calls live on the air, which led to some problems. He even got
Damien Chazelle, who is nominated for an Oscar for his musical La La Land, says songs are "an expression of inner feelings that can't be articulated any other way." Originally broadcast Jan 5, 2017. Transcript
In Mexican lucha libre — professional wrestling known for its masked fighters and cartoonish style — the bad guys rule. They're known simply as rudos. "Mexican lucha libre is for rudos. We welcome any
On New Year's Eve, 2006, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee developed a splitting headache. She was 33, and her world turned upside down — as in, she literally saw the world upside down. Suddenly, she could hold
Darkly theatrical was the scene at the University of California-Berkeley last night, where a crowd of more than 1,500 gathered to protest the appearance of controversy-riddled alt-right leader Milo Yiannopoulos.
In October 2015, a college student named Lauren Batchelder stood up at a campaign forum in Manchester, New Hampshire, and challenged Donald Trump's record on women's issues. “Maybe I’m wrong,” she said,
Electric-car evangelist is the target of concerted negative online campaign linked to influential rightwing network He is the charismatic Silicon Valley entrepreneur who believes his many companies - the
Awarding-winning photographer Ed Ou, detained at the border, refused to turn over cell phones containing confidential information. In the latest sign of increasing hostility toward journalists by American
The new social media website that is a growing platform for adherents of the "alt-right" movement dominated by white nationalists vows to never censor content based on whether it is true or false, asserting
Nothing is more patriotic than a scantily-clad woman digging into a burger. That's according to Andrew Puzder, President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Labor secretary. "I don't think there's anything with
Dolls, bicycles and playsets are among the nearly 4 million toys that have been seized by Venezuela's government. The toys will now be sold at sharp discounts, after a regulator said a large toy distributor
How one obscure Russian novel launched two of the 20th century’s most destructive ideas. When Alan Greenspan began his political career in 1974, he asked two people to accompany him to his Oval Office
Washington (CNN) — President-elect Donald Trump formally introduced his pick to lead the Defense Department Tuesday, as he brought his "thank you" tour to Fayetteville, North Carolina. "In order to succeed
Lady Gaga might seem like she's at the top of her game thanks to a new hit album and her recent performances at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, but she's also struggling with PTSD. The "Million Reasons"
It may seem hard to believe for those not in the thrall of their devices, but in today’s social media–obsessed times, the simple act of liking a photo on Instagram can land you in hot water. Just ask who
Since Donald Trump's election, a wave of hate attacks have targeted Jews, Muslims and other vulnerable groups. What's the government doing about it? Nothing. But the U.S. Senate did pass a bill last week