When Randall Munroe volunteered to teach physics to high schoolers, his textbook approach to teaching the subject fell flat. Then he realized a way to get the kids excited about math --<em> Star Wars.</em>
The comedian wrote and stars in<em> Fish in the Dark</em>, a play about rivalries and dysfunction when a family patriarch dies. David says the idea came to his "twisted mind" when his friend's dad passed away.
Tina Fey co-created the quirky comedy <em>The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt </em>for Netflix<em>; </em>John Ridley made the emotionally raw drama <em><em>American Crime</em></em> for ABC. TV critic David Bianculli says they're both good.
We all know public radio types are pretty sharp, right? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Laura Lorson about her appearance on <em>Jeopardy!</em> Lorson hosts <em>All Things Considered</em> on KANU in Lawrence, Kan.
New episodes of Netflix's <em>House of Cards</em> debut today, and NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says this season's challenges may please critics who say the show's vision of Washington, D.C., runs too smoothly.