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It Wouldn't Be Carnival In Brazil Without Giant Puppets
The northeastern town of Olinda throws as good a Carnival party as anywhere else in Brazil, but its celebrations are marked by giant puppets. It's been a tradition there for 100 years.
Conversations About Slavery Inspired By '12 Years A Slave'
At the Oscars, 12 Years A Slave won Best Picture. Screenwriter John Ridley says the film sparked discussions about slavery's legacy. (This talks initially aired on Feb. 27, 2014 on Morning Edition.
Elizabeth Kolbert: 'When Mom Takes The SATs'
Linda Wertheimer talks to Elizabeth Kolbert, who retook the SAT as an adult. Kolbert writes about how the standardized test is too heavily regarded in the college admissions process in The New Yorker.
France Mourns Filmmaker Alain Resnais
Prolific French film-maker Alain Resnais died over the weekend at the age of 91. Resnais' films captured international awards over seven decades. And, he was making movies up until the very end.
John Travolta Messes Up 'Let It Go' Singer's Name
Travolta introduced Idina Menzell calling her "wickedly talented." She starred in Wicked on Broadway. But he flubbed her name, calling her Adele Dazeem. The song from Frozen won the Oscar anyway.
Donut Shop Opens At YMCA But Can't Sell Its Bread And Butter
Honey Dew Donuts has been cleared to open one of its stores at the YMCA in Quincy, Mass. Just one restriction: no donuts. Salads, fruit cups, sandwiches and smoothies are allowed.
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