The Obama administration is planning to sharply increase spending on U.S. forces in Europe to train near NATO's eastern edge. Russia's neighbors are pleased.
Daring visual artists, whose edgy work challenges religious and political taboos, have become a critical voice in the conservative kingdom — where open calls for reform are a criminal offense.
With more than 80 world premieres to her credit, Barbrara Hannigan, an intrepid soprano and conductor, has a knack for making modern music sound effortless and approachable.
An update on convicted murderer Adnan Syed, whose case profiled in the "Serial" podcast. He is seeking a new trial.
Ted Cruz won the Iowa Republican Caucuses on a platform that included opposing ethanol, a key Iowa industry. Does this mean future presidential candidates won't have to support the corn fuel?
Scott Simon talks New Hampshire politics with John Sununu, former governor and White House chief of staff.
Scott Simon announces a leave of absence to collaborate on a book with Tony Bennett.
In "Shylock Is My Name," Howard Jacobson re-imagines one of Shakespeare's most thought-provoking characters. Scott Simon asks Jacobson about it.
Got a football know-it-all in your crowd? A.J. Jacobs from Esquire Magazine joins Scott Simon with some trivia, from why a football's called a pigskin to which president meddled with a Super Bowl.
NPR's Ron Elving gives Scott Simon a preview of Saturday night's GOP debate and an analysis of the presidential race.
TV ads are a tried-and-true way for politicians to get their message out. But in this chaotic presidential primary, are they still effective?
Scott Simon asks scholar Matthew Levitt about links between South American drug cartels and the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
When the remaining GOP candidates debate Saturday, several will be making their last pitch for why they should stay in the race. Meanwhile, Donald Trump returns after skipping an Iowa debate.
Despite America's high coffee consumption, Keurig reported disappointing sales this week. Even during its popular holiday selling period, the numbers haven't perked up in recent years.
Scott Simon ponders the people behind the names on buttons and bumper stickers and other political ephemera. Though they may not have been winners, he's inspired by their determination to try.
Whitney Houston's Super Bowl masterpiece, a man of many identities, the future of military food — and from The Guardian's archives, an extraordinary, gut-wrenching chronicle of the Delhi gang rape.
A law as broad and complex as the Affordable Care Act invites both criticism and praise. Here's a look at some of the claims made on the presidential campaign trail.
Aid workers introduced kids to the support. Now there's an annual competition — canceled last year because of Ebola but back in 2016.
A Decent Ride brings back many of Welsh's beloved characters with their ribald humor and Scottish vernacular, but now they must address a new challenge: aging.
You've heard of the water crisis in Flint, Mich. But it's not the only place with a water problem. In St. Joseph, La., the water "looks like sludge," according to Louisiana's own state health officer.