Though overshadowed during his own lifetime by his employer, Duke Ellington, the composer-arranger wrote more than 1,000 pieces. Here are takes on his most famous tunes.
In an upset, British challenger Fury beat the Ukrainian boxing star-- heavyweight champion of the world for 9 1/2 years — on points Saturday, taking the WBA, IBF and WBO titles.
Gunn, the mentor to young designers on Project Runway, has been a teacher and educator for decades. But he spent his childhood "absolutely hating, hating, hating, hating school," he says.
The city of Chicago has been shaken by the release of a video showing a police officer shoot and kill Laquan McDonald. That comes as neighborhoods continue to endure gun violence. Chicago Sun Times columnist Laura Washington and Chicago pastor Corey Brooks talk about how communities have responded.
NPR's Nathan Rott gives the latest rundown on the gunman who shot a Planned Parenthood facility in Colorado Springs.
The Seminole Tribe of Florida works with Florida State University to ensure it that its football team accurately presents Seminole traditions and imagery.
Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.
The talk in the Barbershop this week is about Black Friday, Black Lives Matter and social "cuffing." Wesley Lowery, national reporter at The Washington Post, Katie Notopoulos, a senior editor at Buzzfeed, and Jozen Cummings, an editorial associate at Twitter, join the conversation.
Is Black Friday no longer a thing? Bloomberg retail columnist Shelly Banjo talks about Black Friday results and how shopping trends are changing.
After immigration officials reverse their decision, five cousins of Alan Kurdi and their parents are planning to move to be with their aunt near Vancouver.
"People tried to call him just a jazz cat, but he was beyond that." Trujillo speaks with Michel Martin about a new documentary on the man sometimes called the Hendrix of the bass.
Russia is the world's leader in doping violations, but the country's sports minister says it shouldn't be singled out for "an evil that all countries are struggling with."
City and federal investigators showed a lack of urgency in dealing with the case, critics say. Local columnist and editor Carol Marin pins part of the blame on "the feds" and President Obama.
For his latest book, The Whites, novelist Richard Price decided to use a pen name. In retrospect, he wishes he hadn't. Originally broadcast March 30, 2015.
This is the game where we quiz well-known people about things that they wouldn't have any reason to know anything about. We'll see how Tom Ricketts fares. Originally broadcast Sept. 19, 2015.
Sure, he knows hospitals, but does he know General Hospital? We ask Murthy three questions about the long-running soap opera. Originally broadcast July 25, 2015.
Since Kaling was the star of The Mindy Project, we're going to ask her to play a game called "The Home Improvement Project." Originally broadcast June 20, 2015.
Before she hit it big with her first album, Pieces of You in 1995, Jewel was living out of her car. She tells her story in a new memoir, Never Broken. Originally broadcast Sept. 26, 2015.
One of the hidden chambers found in a new scanning project may be the tomb of Queen Nefertiti, who died in the 14th century B.C.
Singer Cécile McLorin Salvant says she likes the "husky lows" of jazz. Justin Chang reviews The Danish Girl. Peter Guralnick profiles the founder of the Sun Records label in his book, Sam Phillips.