Todd Solondz's new film consists of four episodes linked by a female dachshund, who has four different owners and four different names. Critic David Edelstein calls Wiener-Dog tragic and inspiring.
McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law.
While Texas' law governing clinics that perform abortions was among the most restrictive, many other states have laws with some of the same provisions.
The 2-year-old law required clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; the justices reversed a federal appeals court decision, 5-3.
In a 6-2 vote, the justices concluded that misdemeanor assault convictions for domestic violence are sufficient to invoke a federal ban on firearms possession.
Some of them have never heard of her. But most of them want her to know: Make sure more Liberian girls can stay in school!
Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.
From sports camps to running around on the playground, kids can log long hours in the summer heat. Many don't stop to drink water. But a few simple moves by camps, coaches and parents can help.
Texas abortion update
The justices ruled 5-3 that a Texas law setting requirements for clinics that provide abortions — a law that was expected to cause many clinics to close — was unconstitutional.
Two fixtures of Philly power-pop — Sam Cook-Parrott and Michael Cantor — come together for an atmospheric and melancholy track anchored by carefully executed harmonies.
As he accepted BET's Humanitarian Award, the actor spoke about police brutality, oppression and the appropriation of black culture. "We've been floating this country on credit for centuries," he said.
The best albums of the first half of a year stuffed with (far) more than its share of heartbreak, surprise, innovation and beauty.
The city council in White Settlement voted to boot Browser. The cat has lived in the library for 6 years. It was evicted out of fairness after a city employee wasn't allowed to bring a puppy to work.
In addition to being great looking goats, contestants wore intricate headdresses decorated with flowers. The winner was Demete --- a silky looking black and white glamor goat.
The Toast — the funny, literary feminist website, gleeful kneecapper of high culture, center of cheerful misandry, and habitat of the courteous commenter — is closing. We have an appreciation.
HBO's most popular series, Game of Thrones, aired its season finale Sunday. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says the show soared this year with plots that moved beyond George R.R. Martin's published books.
Troubled by delays and more than a billion dollars over budget, the new Panama Canal took more than a decade to build. Can the project payoff amid a changing and slumping shipping industry?
As the result of Britain's vote to leave the European Union reverberates around the world, Linda Wertheimer examines its impact on the U.S. presidential race with commentator and columnist Cokie Roberts, and Ben Domenech, co-founder of "The Federalist."
Pope Francis — who has ushered in a more welcoming attitude toward homosexuals in the Catholic Church — says the Church should seek forgiveness for its mistreatment of gays. He made the comments during a flight from Armenia.