A mishap in the South African soprano's Metropolitan Opera debut still makes her laugh, but that night ended with a standing ovation. Now she's in Los Angeles for The Marriage of Figaro.
A 9-year-old asks his father some of the heavy questions on his mind and gets some thoughtful answers in response.
Following the Bloody Sunday crackdown in Selma, Martin Luther King Jr. put out a call for support across the U.S. People of different races and religions flocked to Alabama. Three of them look back.
Chanel says it is aligning the cost of its handbags worldwide. The move reacts to the depreciating euro and aims to stop people from buying up the classic bags to sell at a profit in other countries.
Israel's prime minister tells NPR he doesn't want a "zero-state solution" that will jeopardize Israel's existence. Separately, Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat accuses Netanyahu of "exporting fear."
Journalist Owen Williams thinks he's found the right way to hang toilet paper. He tweeted a picture of the first TP patent. The drawings, from 1891, show the paper clearly hanging over the roll.
A cement truck tipped over in Brooklyn this week, sending cement flowing all over the street. One man took advantage of the situation, shoveling the spillage to fill an especially annoying pothole.
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Michael Crowley, Politico's senior foreign affairs correspondent, about U.S.-Israeli relations.
One of California's largest health insurers, Blue Shield of California, could be on the hook for a massive tax bill after the state revoked its tax-exempt status. The company is appealing the decision which could cost the health insurer tens of millions of dollars a year. The dispute comes as the nonprofit is facing mounting criticism for operating like a for-profit company.
With its flashy swagger and quotable one-liners, Empire, the Fox series about a fictional black music label, has become a cultural phenomenon. A watch party in Washington, D.C., takes in the show's season finale.
For years, an anonymous Syrian group has been posting short, simple films on the Internet featuring people opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. But their films feature Syrians with every point of view, even including some who support the Assad regime. And they rarely show Syria's destruction or images of death. Charif Kiwan, a spokesperson for the group, calls such depictions undignified.
Tunisia is reeling after a deadly attack on the Bardo National Museum that left at least 19 people dead, including 17 foreign tourists. Militants stormed the Museum, shooting to kill, and took hostages before police shot two of the gunmen, apprehended at least one and are looking for others.
Health insurer Premera Blue Cross says hackers may have compromised 11 million of its customer accounts. Such attacks are worrying companies, and they're increasingly turning to cyber insurance.
With its flashy swagger and quotable one-liners, Empire, the Fox series about a black music label, has become a cultural phenomenon. A watch party in D.C., had just as much.
The Mardi Gras Indians have become a central part of the city's celebrations, but there was a time when residents found them mysterious and outsiders even considered them dangerous.
It's all in the timing. Biologists haven't been able to breed embryos of the rare, pillar coral in the lab because it's been tough to catch the creatures in the act.
The length of the average car loan isn't just creeping up, it's leaping up. Nearly 40 percent of people secure car loans that take more than five years to pay off. The trend has some analysts alarmed.
This weekend, residents of Washington state will mark one year since a massive mudslide devastated a small community, killing 43 people and destroying dozens of homes in a matter of minutes.
In The Battle of Versailles, Robin Givhan tells the story of the groundbreaking runway show that pitched French couture designers against American up-and-comers.
As part of an experiment, the men and women of a Marine armor unit are being assessed on difficult physical tasks, such as hooking up heavy towing gear. The women are keeping up, but it's a struggle.