On her 10th album, O'Connor returns to familiar ground, yet still widens the scope of rock with frank, urgent, compelling songwriting that proves how complicated the idea of the personal can be.
Issa Gold and AK move words and beats so deftly on their new album, it can be difficult to keep up. But they're saying it's OK if you don't catch every word; if, right now, you don't know everything.
In this podcast episode a nurse from Doctors Without Borders talks about the deadliest ebola breakout, Danny Trejo's jump from the big house to the big screen, James Brown awes at the 1964 TAMI Awards
Scores of African leaders gather in Washington this week at an unprecedented summit organized by President Obama. The goal: Get the U.S. invested in Africa, and shape a new narrative along the way.
The drama continues. For months now, unions have been negotiating with the Metropolitan Opera's leadership over compensation and benefits; employees also accuse the Met of financial mismanagement.
Trejo is famous for playing rough, macho tough guys. A distinctive tattoo helped him get his first role, as a convict. He was perfect for the part: Before he was in movies, Trejo was in prison.
Hoffman's Playland, one of a handful of kiddie parks left in the country, is getting ready to close after 62 years of merry-go-rounds, toddler trains and more pint-sized fun.
Dan Nakamura and Mary Elizabeth Winstead met by chance while shooting Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. The two struck up a friendship, and are now on the cusp of releasing their first album.
Anthony Matthews is a master of the consumer complaint, writing and collecting some of the best letters to customer service. Two of his tips for success: use humor and write a real, hard-copy letter.
Wesleyan University President Michael Roth, author of the new book Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters, says that the debate over the value of a college education is hardly new.
Many people don't realize it's a set of standards, not a curriculum. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with education reporter Cory Turner about other misconceptions about the Common Core standards.
The Common Core standards have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look like in a classroom? The NPR Ed team continues its summer series from a fifth-grade math lesson.
For the second straight day, residents of Toledo, Ohio, are without tap water. The problem is caused by the discovery of a toxin in the water supply, likely the result of an algal bloom.
NPR's Eric Westervelt interviews Michael Oren, the former Israeli ambassador to the United States, about the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas.
An Israeli strike Sunday near a school where people were taking shelter from the fighting killed at least 10 people, U.N. officials say. Some parts of Gaza are quiet; the conflict continues in others.