Sarah Hepola's memoir Blackout is filled with stories that are both funny and tragic — about how she'd drink to excess, and then try to piece it all together the following day.
Sous-vide makes meat moist and flavorful, but can take up to 96 hours, not to mention a $500 machine. Chef Christina Tosi shares a technique she uses to cheat in her home kitchen: the "Bird in a Bag."
Robert Trent Jones, Jr., turned a former quarry — "kind of an ugly place," he says — into the Chambers Bay golf course. Now he hopes it represents the sport's future — and a challenge to golfers.
New York state has banned fracking, but it is considering a plan to allow fracked gas to be stored under Seneca Lake — which isn't sitting well with residents of the state's Finger Lakes region.
Migrants from Syria and other nations are fleeing to Europe not just by sea but also over land via Turkey. In Bulgaria, one of the European Union's poorest nations, about 1,000 people used to cross the border in a year. Last weekend alone, 650 people tried to cross, most of them unsuccessfully.A version of this story originally aired on All Things Considered on June 17, 2015.
For more than 100 years, the Boston Post Cane has been awarded to the oldest residents of 700 small New England towns. More than 400 of the canes are still in circulation, passing from one elder to the next. But it's becoming harder to find people who appreciate an award for being old.
Charleston's Emanuel AME Church will reopen for the first time since Wednesday night's mass shooting. The suspect, Dylann Roof, remains in custody under a suicide watch.
He drove a garbage truck in LA and fibbed his way into Hollywood westerns. But Jonathan Goldsmith's big break was getting cast in Dos Equis beer commercials as "The Most Interesting Man in the World."
The Van Cliburn Foundation is hosting its first international piano competition for young players. Some are wondering if the new contest is too much pressure too soon.
You'd think spying on the Russians would require some training, but Naveed Jamali had none. "Probably some Magnum P.I. episodes and a few movies here and there," he says. "That was about it."
Husband-wife team Erik Jensen and Jessica Blank talk about their play based on the life and writings of legendary rock scribe Lester Bangs.
Bourbon is booming, thanks to the popularity of craft brands in the U.S. and new markets opening in Asia. And Kentucky, where 95 percent of the spirit is made, is the center of the bourbon universe.
The Air Force plans to reduce drone flights due to a shortage of pilots. NPR's Arun Rath talks with New York Times reporter Dave Philipps about why the military is having trouble attracting and keeping drone operators.
A far-right politician who gave a speech at a Dallas area event attacked last month for featuring a Muhammad drawing contest, said the images will be aired on Wednesday.
The photos on the site, titled "The Last Rhodesian," appear to be authentic and an unsigned text refers to the Trayvon Martin case and details the author's attitudes toward various ethnic groups.
Tens of thousands turned out in the capital and other U.K. cities vowing it was the start of a campaign to force the Conservative government to reverse deep spending cuts.
Judd Apatow discusses his new book Sick in the Head; critic Justin Chang says the Pixar movie Inside Out reduced him to a sobbing wreck; and a conversation with comedian Kumail Nanjiani.