Terry Gross

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Jared Leto Is the Center of the Universe

    Jared Leto is proof we're living in an elaborate fiction. I can't suspend my disbelief enough to accept that he's real: he's a million-selling rock idol who's also a serious actor known for taking on difficult roles. He's handsome and soft-spoken, serious and sensitive. He hangs out with hip, famous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    Brad Pitt Regrets Dropping Out of Mizzou

    Brad Pitt wishes he did not drop out of the University of Missouri. Why? Because who would do such a foolish thing? What kind of guy would just give up on academics? Pitt, who grew up in Springfield -- where his parents still live -- opens up about his loneliness and his unfinished academic caree ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

  • Film

    May 12, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 2, 2009

    The Real Reason Up in the Air Filmed in St. Louis (Hint: It Wasn't the Tax Credits)

    Jason Reitman​Director Jason Reitman was on Terry Gross' NPR radio show Fresh Air today. During the conversation, Reitman discussed why he chose to shoot Up in the Air in St. Louis. The film -- as every St. Louisan surely knows by now -- stars George Clooney as a business consultant whose job is t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Farmers' Market Share: Pumpkin Soup and Pretentious Media

    User "Infromgation," Wikimedia Commons​I'm not sure when I first became obsessed with food, but I can tell you about my history with pretentious media. On both counts, I blame my parents.My mom is an awesome cook. I have to give many thanks to her ability to accommodate my vegetarianism throughou ... More >>

  • Music

    June 29, 2005

    Head Over Feet

    We sip java with Alanis, investigate podcasting and figure out what those concert tickets are really worth

  • News

    August 4, 2004


    Week of August 4, 2004

  • News

    February 26, 2003

    Home Girl

    How does Jessica Dana get away with the things she says on the radio?

  • Culture

    April 25, 2001

    Shearer Delight

    The voice of Flanders is the voice of reason, absatively posilutely