"The stock market is rigged," Michael Lewis says. In his new book Flash Boys, he describes how computerized transactions known as high-frequency trading are creating an uneven playing field.
Some museums have a reputation for being boring, expensive and not kid friendly. But finding the right museum and planning a family trip there might be easier than you think.
Tell Me More kicks off its annual poetry month series "Muses and Metaphor." Regular contributors Fernando Espuelas and Connie Schultz share their Twitter poems.
Maggie Shipstead tells the story of a disciplined dancer who can't make it into the spotlight. Critic Maureen Corrigan says Shipstead is "Edith Wharton with a millennial generation edge."
Captain America: The Winter Soldier puts Cap in charge of saving an America that's visually defined as, of all things, Washington, D.C.
In his first show since a controversy erupted last week, Stephen Colbert poked fun at the media and himself, declaring that despite a #CancelColbert campaign on Twitter, "I'm still here."
How I Met Your Mother ended a nine-season run on Monday night, and it managed to do just about everything wrong.
Emma Donoghue's new novel is a rich, raunchy tale of demimondaines and murder in smallpox-riven 1876 San Francisco. Critic Alan Cheuse says the novel sets a jaunty pace and shows a lot of leg.
Morning Edition host David Greene sits down with Bette Midler at NPR's studios in New York. Her book of remembrances from her first world tour has been reissued.
After World War II ended, Rosie the Riveter traded in her factory blues for June Cleaver's pink apron. A new exhibit traces pink back to the beginning — when plenty of boys wore it, too.
Tony Dokoupil's father was once busted for distributing enough marijuana "to roll a joint for every college-age person in America." In The Last Pirate, Dokoupil reflects on his dad's time as a dealer.
For this week's Sandwich Monday, we sample the long-awaited Taco Bell Breakfast Menu. Its centerpiece is a celebratory wedding of waffles and tacos.
The Campbell Award honors new writers in sci-fi and fantasy; this year's Campbellian Anthology features 111 authors and more than 860,000 words — and blogger K. Tempest Bradford has read all of them.
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries is an Australian TV series with a passionate American audience. Davis plays Phryne Fisher, a free-thinking, deeply independent private detective.
How I Met Your Mother comes to an end Monday night, after nine seasons. Kelly Lawler begs for mercy from a show that hasn't always been easy on its ardent fans.
Also: HarperCollins editor Barry Harbaugh on editing; the best books coming out this week.
Chef Carla Hall invites us over to make spanakopita, one of her favorite Greek dishes. Her new cookbook is all about celebrating the way home-cooked meals unite us — no matter where we're from.
Millan is one of the world's most famous dog trainers, with TV shows and best-selling books. But his journey was arduous: He came to the U.S. illegally and was homeless before he got his big break.
Librarian Margaret Willison shares recommendations that both children and parents can love. From detailed illustrations to word tricks, she offers tips for making repetitive reading more enjoyable.
The Corpse Washer, set in Baghdad in 2003, shows the U.S. invasion through the eyes of an aspiring Shiite artist and a handler of the dead. Author Sinan Antoon says he wanted to share a new viewpoint.