As much of the country shivers in the grip of a nasty winter, NPR movie critic Bob Mondello ponders cinematic heat — the movies that smolder, swelter and sizzle no matter what the mercury says.
Hear and see an LA concert featuring the reunited brothers from The Blasters.
A lawsuit involving a Muslim job seeker and the preppy mall retailer could have big implications for religious discrimination laws.
Racialicious founder Latoya Peterson has a tearjerker of a tribute to journalism diversity pioneer Dori Maynard.
The Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department drops the immigration provisions opposed by President Obama.
Sinofsky and his longtime co-director, Joe Berlinger, are perhaps best known for Paradise Lost, a trilogy of films about three teenagers convicted of killing three little boys in West Memphis, Ark.
The guitarist shares memories of making Led Zeppelin's monumental double album, and talks about some of the artists who've changed his life over the years.
The British producer and go-to remix artist released the first single from his forthcoming Fading Love album, and it's perfect Ibiza sunrise material.
In the band's latest album Mono, Malo demonstrates how he likes to make music that confounds the usual expectations of what a country hit-maker can do.
Marcus Stern has spent the past year investigating the practice. Recent accidents in Canada and U.S. show that the cars aren't built for carrying so much oil, he says, and tracks are deteriorating.
The ultimate smart-home vision is a home that basically runs itself, from coffee makers to washing machines. But we're not there yet: The real world is a hard place for little computers to operate in.
Eyelashes keep dust out and fend off drying breezes, a study finds. To do that they need to be a very precise length. Extra-long fake eyelashes hurt more than they help.
The Massachusetts senator is an unusual rookie politician. She insists she's not running for president, so what is her emerging role?
Watch the celebrated album cover artist discuss his experiences living in LA's Laurel Canyon through the '60s and '70s. He rides through his old stomping grounds with David Dye.
The three men from Brooklyn were charged with conspiracy to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization. Two of the men had already purchased tickets to Istanbul.
Host Jessica Harris talks with Martine Rothblatt, founder of Sirius Satellite Radio and United Therapeutics. Harris also talks with Jonathan Cedar, founder of Biolite.
Alpesh Patel released the first-ever set of black emoticons last year. He says Apple still has a long way to go.
Michael Twitty is a culinary historian who brings together the flavors of black and Jewish heritage on his blog Afroculinaria.
Tonight at midnight, having 2 ounces of marijuana and growing it indoors will be legal in D.C. But that's about all that's certain.
The author of Canyon of Dreams: The Magic and the Music of Laurel Canyon discusses the history of the bohemian LA neighborhood.