The lure of the open road was too much to resist this week and Alt.Latino turns the volume up on a collection that includes Central American heavy metal, Cuban guitar jazz and Brazilian DJ's.
This weekend, an eight-hour remake of the 1977 miniseries begins airing on A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel. TV critic David Bianculli says the new Roots deserves to be seen and talked about.
One of our favorite events is on again: the Scripps National Spelling Bee. From the tense smart kids to the cheering adults, it's all pretty great.
From the ashes of bankruptcy, can a rebooted company relive its glory days? Its new general director discusses the past, present and future.
Donald Trump has reached the magic number of 1,237 delegates, according to The Associated Press, making him the presumptive Republican nominee for president.
The module known as BEAM can be folded so it takes up less room in a cargo rocket, and then expanded once it reaches space. Or at least that's the hope.
Garnering support of 1,238 delegates out of 1,237 needed, Trump is now the Republican Party's presumptive nominee.
Also: A monster Kansas tornado causes damage but no injuries; South Carolina bans most abortions after 20 weeks; and the San Jose Sharks will be one of the teams in the NHL's Stanley Cup finals.
A instant community anthem upon its release 10 years ago, the driving tech-house track is reworked by the brotherly Detroit duo that inspired Claude VonStroke.
French President Francois Hollande wants to loosen the nation's strict labor code. The country's largest union is fiercely opposed.
Quilt's music can in fact be a comforting blanket and this video, for the song "Padova," turns grief into imagery that is filled with melancholy and humor.
Women have voted Democratic since 1992, while men consistently vote more to the right. This year, that gap could be bigger than it has been in more than six decades.
Across the U.S., school districts face low literacy rates among low-income and minority students. Here's how schools in Dallas, Baltimore and the Bronx are getting at the problem a little differently.
Since 2008, Bella has been the city's most popular dog name. That's when the last of Stephenie Meyer's vampire-themed Twilight novels featuring heroine Bella Swan was published.
Why stare at your smartphone screen to get directions when you can let your sneakers guide you to your destination using Bluetooth and vibrations?
After 13 solo albums, Simon still views pop as a language of exuberant dances and polyrhythmic upheavals. Even now, his music pulses with the feeling of invention.
This week, the NPR Books Time Machine is rewinding Elizabeth Hand's gritty, punk-inflected Cass Neary mystery series. "Scary Neary" is an aging rocker with addiction issues and a talent for trouble.
On the guitarist's new album, Tyler's instrumentals stretch past the limits of most lyrics and approach a rare sense of mystery.
Jessica Weiss exudes ambivalence as a singer, but the arrangements around her billow and bloom. On Fear Of Men's second album, darkness and light fuse to form multifaceted gems.
Angry, righteous and redemptive, The Last Days Of Oakland celebrates survival, as Xavier Dphrepaulezz infuses his songs with hard-bitten perspectives on life, love, art, commerce, class and society.