British singer Adam Bainbridge doubles down on his many '80s influences (disco, '80s boogie and R&B, house music, go-go) while still making them sound refreshed.
On its second album, the New York instrumental collective touches nerves with delicate force. Bing & Ruth's music lulls you with meditative passages, then adorns them with gut-wrenching melodies.
The Montreal band recorded its new album within earshot of a since-closed discotheque, and it shows. No One Is Lost prioritizes lightness and bittersweet uplift over the devastation of past records.
Meatbodies' Chad Ubovich has learned to put his personal spin on the surf-strum mutant beach party championed by California psychedelic rock bands like Thee Oh Sees, Wand and Bleached.
Ford's second solo album comes marinated in the soul tradition inherent to its Memphis birthplace, and seasoned liberally by the influence of her backing band, Al Green's Hi Rhythm Section.
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, Ben Affleck talks about the movie Gone Girl, Gustavo Dudamel scores films, and evidence suggests that dolphins may not be so great.
In Sunday's presidential election, incumbent Dilma Rousseff and right-of-center candidate Aecio Neves came out on top. Marina Silva, the environmentalist Socialist candidate, trailed far behind.
Marlon James' latest novel, A Brief History of Seven Killings, is not brief, and it contains many more than seven deaths. It's a portrait of Jamaica in the '70s, when gang warfare and reggae reigned.
Dolphins are often considered the geniuses of the ocean. But some researchers have begun to challenge that notion, saying many mammals have similar skills and dolphins might not be that special.
A federal investigation into the Alaska National Guard details shocking abuses, and now the state's governor is on the defense about what he knew and when just weeks before election day.
NPR's Arun Rath talks with Yuval Ben-Itzhak of AVG about the vulnerabilities of the voice-activated personal assistants — like Apple's Siri — on smart phones and the possibility of voice hacking.
NPR's Arun Rath talks with Kristine Herman about her role in Antioch College's controversial 1991 Sexual Consent Policy and her views on California's recent "affirmative consent" law.
Christine Fair, author of the book Fighting to the End: The Pakistan Army's Way of War, talks about why she believes the U.S. and Pakistan face a conflict of interest in fighting the Taliban.
Any devotee of TV crime dramas or police procedural shows hears the phrase regularly. But court decisions in recent years have chipped away at that principle.
A new film about the life of Latin American military leader Simón Bolivar features music by a first-time film score composer: Gustavo Dudamel.
A venture capital firm is trying to target entrepreneurs before they create startups, or even have a business idea. There's no crystal ball involved — just public data and predictive analytics.
"Justice for Mike Brown is justice for us all," the demonstrators sang, referring to the unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer.
On what could be a fateful day for the eight-day old civil disobedience movement, NPR's Anthony Kuhn brings us some of the sights.