Thompson gathers many branches of a formidable family tree that includes Richard, Linda, Teddy, Kami and several musicians not named Thompson.
The Manchester electronic producer alternates between ethereal beauty and viscous sludge, and with vocal assistance from Alison Skidmore, glints of light keep poking through the darkness.
Whether its songs are bleak and primal, grandiose or seductively dreamy, the Cleveland duo delights in searching for the unexpected.
The Roxy Music singer channels his classic work while still sounding fresh. Ferry's sound remains full, clear and direct, with intricate layers of instruments shifting in and out of focus.
A double-length set provides an ambitious introduction to the prog-rock legend. Selections include songs from Wyatt's bands Soft Machine and Matching Mole, solo work and unlikely collaborations.
Crane, a member of the House of Representatives for 35 years, was a history professor before he became a politician. The conservative Republican advocated for a smaller federal government.
Did you know James Earl Jones had trouble speaking as a kid? Bette Midler talks about her new album It's the Girls!. Plus, a robotic baby penguin that spies for scientists and filmmakers.
The president, returning to rhetoric from earlier this year, said he can no longer wait for a gridlocked Congress to make progress on the issue.
In his new book, a former Army lieutenant general compares the war on terrorism to Alcoholics Anonymous: "Step one is admitting you have a problem."
This weekend at the Riverside National Cemetery an hour east of Los Angeles, hundreds of volunteers placed American flags by 170,000 grave sites in preparation for Veteran's Day this Tuesday.
The 83-year-old was once a farm kid who didn't want to talk. Today, the unmistakable stage and screen actor (not to mention the voice of Darth Vader) still calls himself a "journeyman actor."
Today Berlin is a techno hot spot. The scene has its roots in the fall of the Berlin Wall, when young people from East and West got together in abandoned buildings to dance and celebrate together.
Robert Lee Watt, the first black French horn player to join a major U.S. symphony, spent 37 years with the LA Philharmonic. He faced a lot of resistance along the way, as his new memoir recounts.
Renaissance woman Hedy Lamarr was born on this day 100 years ago. Not only was she a major screen actress, she was also an inventor. NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates speaks with Lamarr biographer Richard Rhodes.
NPR's Karen Grigsby Bates talks to Berlin correspondent Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson about the festivities marking 25 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall.
With fuel prices down, profits are up. But that doesn't mean you'll be able to find cheap airfares, especially over the holidays: The airline industry is predicting its busiest season in years.
With gas prices plunging below $3 a gallon, motorists have plenty to celebrate. But people in oil-producing states, where low prices mean fewer jobs and less government revenue, are starting to worry.
Eugene Vigosky is one of thousands of Americans killed in World War II buried at the American Cemetery in Normandy. Reporter Tim Lambert, a friend of the Vigoskys, visited the grave site.
The Grammy award-winning ensemble will open the first concert of its 70th anniversary season with Beethoven's ninth symphony, the "Ode to Joy."