There's something extra special about going to visit an artist in the place where it all began. On our recent trip to Dublin, Paul Noonan, lead singer of beloved Irish band Bell X1, took us on a walking
If vodka is by definition colorless, odorless and tasteless, then why is some vodka much more expensive than others? Our video series is back with a very serious inquiry into one of Philosophy's Big Questions:
Alan Krueger, who chaired the White House Council of Economic Advisers under former President Barack Obama, has died. He was 58. The death was announced Monday by Princeton University, where Krueger was
The U.S. Supreme Court will weigh whether one of those convicted in the "D.C. Sniper" killings should have a lessened sentence. Lee Boyd Malvo, 34, is currently serving a life term in prison for his role
At this point in his life and career, Wyclef Jean can do just about whatever he wants. He's sold millions in many configurations: as a leader of The Fugees, as a solo artist, as a featured guest on Shakira's
Updated at 11:30 a.m. ET Dutch police are searching for a man who opened fire inside a tram in the city of Utrecht, killing three people and wounding five others late Monday morning. Police say they're
In February, Pope Francis acknowledged a longstanding dirty secret in the Roman Catholic Church — the sexual abuse of nuns by priests. It's an issue that had long been kept under wraps, but in the #MeToo
New Zealand's cabinet has agreed "in principle" to tighten gun control laws, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Monday, promising the changes will make the country safer. "We've unified, there are simply
When Mary Timony digs in to heavy power chords or unspools a scorching solo, it's impossible not to smile. Celebrated for her innovative work in the trailblazing '90s bands Autoclave and Helium, and later
In New Zealand, thousands pay tribute to the 50 people killed in the attacks. There are new developments in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight. "Bomb cyclone" leaves behind torrential flooding.
In 12 days, there will be a parade to celebrate a road unifying two regions of a country torn apart by a decades-long civil war. That is, if two contractors are able to construct the road in time. That's
In the U.S., older people with dementia are usually told they have Alzheimer's disease. But a range of other brain diseases can also impair thinking and memory and judgment, according to scientists attending
For 18-year-old high school senior Ellie Rapp of Pittsburgh, the sound of her family chewing their dinner can be ... unbearable. "My heart starts to pound. I go one of two ways. I either start to cry I
Beto O'Rourke has been a presidential candidate for less than a week, but his first days on the trail show he'll be an unconventional candidate. O'Rourke says he won't disparage his Democratic rivals.
Lindy West's 2016 book Shrill: Notes From A Loud Womanis, appropriately, a holler. It's a holler of triumph, of laughter, of hurt, of anger, of joy, of frustration, of defiance ... but it is a holler.
In astrology, your Saturn return is the time in life when Saturn goes back to the same spot it was at the time of your birth. As Nao explained during her appearance at NPR's Tiny Desk, "It's about leaving
The Bernie Sanders who's running for president in 2020 is not the same Bernie Sanders who ran in 2016. Yes, he has many of the same policy positions, and many of his 2016 supporters are enthusiastically
Dick Dale, the surf rock pioneer who took reverb to new levels, died on Saturday night. He was 81. The guitarist's health had declined over the past 20 years due to a number of illnesses, including diabetes,
Updated at 11 a.m. ET on Monday A powerful cyclone that tore through Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe this past week has destroyed roads, bridges and homes and left more than 200 people dead and tens of
After two years of turmoil and negotiations, Britain's parliament voted to extend the March 29 deadline on Brexit. This political saga has left people in the U.K. fed up with politics. Transcript MICHEL
A bribery and admissions fraud scandal has touched several universities, including Georgetown. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Georgetown seniors Christian Paz, Margaret Gach and Ramon Lyons. Transcript