Robert Worth was in Cairo in February 2011 when news spread that president Hosni Mubarak had resigned. He tells Melissa Block about that moment and shares other personal stories about the Arab Spring.
Time is almost up for consumers to tell the FDA what "natural" food means. It's an ancient philosophical question with no easy answers.
In A Bigger Splash, she and director Luca Guadagnino line up the trials for their lead — including leaving the rock star character voiceless. They say it was at once a challenge and a joy.
NPR's Lynn Neary asks Chris Cleve about his new novel "Everyone Brave if Forgiven." He wanted to write about Randolph Churchill's World War II experiences but discovered surprising inspiration.
From Black Panther to Luke Cage, filmmakers say audiences today demand superheroes that better reflect their world. Comic creators say it's about time TV and movies caught up with diversity in comics.
A documentary play in London features actors performing the exact words, gathered from interviews, of Muslim mothers who lost children to ISIS, a U.S. general and a former Guantanamo detainee.
The writer/filmmaker uses humor to help people understand Islam, but it took years for some mosque members to come around to her jokes. Nawaz's new memoir is called Laughing All The Way to the Mosque.
As Founder and Chairman of Barnes & Noble, Leonard Riggio steered it through the proliferation of free information in the Internet age. As he retires, he tells NPR's Lynn Neary about his long career.
Since she's the creator and star of the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, we've invited Bloom to answer three questions about some notorious crazy ex-boyfriends.
Many countries in the world celebrate Mother's Day on the second Sunday in May, but it's not the global norm. Turns out it has to do with the origins of the celebration, historical events and culture.
Dana Cann's novel is packed with ghosts, literal and figurative. It centers on a married couple grieving the loss of their infant daughter — and the way that grief can make strange things happen.
Yes, he's a comic book character. And he lives in an imaginary place. But it may be based on a regional powerhouse that flourished in what is now Zimbabwe.
On Derby Day, the mint-infused cocktail reigns supreme. The mint is a must, but these days, everything from brandy to gin and champagne can sub in for the whiskey.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe's new movie, Captain America: Civil War, opens Friday. As a character, Captain America has long responded to the politics of the time and this movie is no different.
The new movie from Marvel Studios features almost all the members of the Avengers superhero collective. Critic David Edelstein calls it an irresistible hodgepodge of special effects and superheroes.
"Your heart is pounding; your adrenaline is shooting out of your ears," retired police officer Steve Osborne says. "And you got one second to get it right." Originally broadcast April 21, 2015.