Author D. Watkins discusses growing up during Baltimore's crack epidemic. Maureen Corrigan reviews Jojo Moyes' novel, After You. "Street doctor" James O'Connell treats Boston's most isolated patients.
The storm looks likely to stay well offshore, but it is still dumping a lot of rain on the mid-Atlantic states. Bermuda could also be in the crosshairs.
As the Afghan government struggles to retake Kunduz from the Taliban, suspected U.S. airstrikes have hit a Médecins Sans Frontières facility in the city. NPR's Philip Reeves provides an update.
This weekend, The Mini Show opens at The Lodge, an emerging gallery on a gritty street in Los Angeles. It'll feature teeny, tiny paintings.
The New York Jets and Miami Dolphins play in London Sunday. Andrea Kremer of HBO's Real Sports and the NFL Network says that despite logistical challenges, it could mean big profits for the NFL.
New York mayor Bill DeBlasio wants the Times Square "desnudas" — topless women who paint their bodies and pose for photos for tips — and other street performers to pay taxes on what they earn.
This week the president lamented how routine mass shootings have become and expressed frustration at the lack of political action on gun violence. NPR's Scott Simon and Ron Elving talk about the week.
The victims of the Umpqua Community College shooting ranged in age from 18 to 67.
A cafe in East London that sells $5 bowls of cereal was attacked by protesters, who say gentrification is ruining the neighborhood. Alan Keery, co-owner of the cafe, speaks with NPR's Scott Simon.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Philip Gordon of the Counsel on Foreign Relations about what options are left to the U.S. in light of the failure to remove President Bashar Assad from power.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with correspondent Tom Goldman about the latest on the mass shooting in Roseburg, Ore.
In a conversation with NPR's Scott Simon, Jacques Pepin reflects on his extraordinary 60-year career, his dear friend Julia Child and how not to let good cheese leftovers go to waste.
Romanian-born artist Ionel Talpazan lived on the streets of New York, making art that eventually hung in fine galleries from San Francisco to France. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on his vivid work.
Rosemary was the lost Kennedy daughter; disabled from birth, she was left profoundly damaged after a lobotomy at the age of 23. But she had a lasting influence on her family's charitable projects.
In the film The Martian, Damon spends years marooned alone on the Red Planet, speaking only to his computer. But the backlash to a pair of his recent comments now has him weighing his words carefully.
Author Kelly Gardiner's new novel is a fictionalized version of the life of Julie d'Aubigny, a swashbuckling 17th-century fencer-turned-opera singer whose exploits often seem stranger than fiction.
Jacobs' achievements are almost too diverse to list: a humorist, record producer, sound designer and radio host, he achieved little fame but was a catalyst for giant steps in the worlds he touched.
As he responded to more mass shootings, the president has become more forceful on gun politics. especially after the massacre at Newtown. But he's also agitated that stricter laws haven't been passed.
The vice president's popularity has tracked closely to Obama's during their administration, and it's risen as he explores a White House bid. But the realities of a campaign could bring it back down.
It's true for all of us. The choice of a doctor, for example, can make a tremendous difference. For those who live in remote spots and in poor countries, good luck is even more critical.