Many Muslims feel pressure – sometimes a responsibility — to defend their faith when there's an attack carried out in the name of Islam. Young American Muslims share how they handle the scrutiny.
Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update — in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this Purple Rain remake drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.
The small liberal arts school in Amherst, Mass., says it will not invest in private prison or security companies.
Thank God, and Mr. and Mrs. David Cohn, for bringing Alvin Gilbert Cohn into the world 90 years ago today. It's hard to measure the ...
When cellist Astrid Schween joins the Juilliard String Quartet, she'll be the first woman and first African American member in its nearly 70 year history.
Evsey Domar speaks on the realities and misperceptions of the Soviet Union. In particular, he discusses Soviet economics, collective ...
Our commentator will miss many things about the region, from its plethora of festivals to maple syrup.
GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The day after Thanksgiving, there's a good chance you'll be faced with an annual dilemma -- what to do with all those leftovers.
In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.
This year's Capitol Christmas Tree is the first tree to travel by boat, braving 50-foot waves and journeying more than 4,400 miles from Alaska to Washington, D.C. The tree will be lit on Dec. 2.
Loneliness takes a toll on many aspects of health, in part because it activates a fight -or-flight immune response. That may have helped ancestors survive lonely exile, but can slowly kill us today.
As the 60th anniversary of the historic Montgomery Bus Boycott approaches, author Jeanne Theoharis says it's time to let go of the image of Rosa Parks as an unassuming accidental activist.