Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are locked in a public argument with Elton John over their recent remarks condemning in vitro fertilization and saying same-sex couples shouldn't raise children.
Many of the boxes, bags and bottles that contain our edibles were once groundbreaking —both in their design and in how they changed our perception of what's inside. Designers tell us their favorites.
PBS and some of big public television stations are moving news and public affairs documentaries out of prime time. Thy're putting in audience favorites like Downton Abbey and Antiques Roadshow.
The developer was known for well-crafted tract homes that dotted California suburbs after World War II. "The architechture really does inform the way you live," says Eichler home owner Adriene Biondo.
In their new book, terrorism experts Jessica Stern and J.M. Berger say that the "projection of strength" has lead to the rapid expansion of the self-declared Islamic State.
Citizen Kane by Orson Welles was inspired by media mogul William Randolph Hearst, who hated it with a passion. But this weekend, the film was finally shown at Hearst's legendary California castle.
"Yes" is supposed to be the most pleasing word in the English language. If that's true, today's puzzle will be very pleasing indeed. Each answer is an anagram of "yes" plus two or three other letters.
Stock or broth? Whatever you call it, it's having its moment. Food commentator Bonny Wolf explains the hottest ancient trendy drink.
The hero of Mary Louise Kelly's novel, The Bullet, discovers she has a bullet in her neck but doesn't know how it got there. Kelly tells NPR's Rachel Martin she was inspired by a true story.
NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Gretchen Rubin about her new book, Better Than Before. It's her philosophy of how to create good habits and nix the bad ones.
Films that focus on disability are frequently overlooked by festivals and audiences. Reelabilities, a 15-city festival, is bucking the trend, showcasing films by and about people with disabilities.
In a "window moment," the poet says, a work shifts and expands: "By glancing for a moment at something else, the field of the poem becomes larger. What's in the room with the poem is bigger."
We're in New Orleans this week, so we've invited Troy Andrews — better known as Trombone Shorty — to answer three questions about instruments you've probably never heard of.
In Shrinks, Dr. Jeffrey Lieberman looks at the development of what he himself calls the most distrusted, feared and denigrated of all medical specialties.
Once family-owned, luxury fashion houses have been gobbled by conglomerates. Industry watchers say designers have suffered from a pressure-cooker environment that focuses intensely on the bottom line.
Before Beulah Annan or Leopold and Loeb, another murder became a Chicago sensation. Scott Simon speaks with Gillian O'Brien, author of Blood Runs Green: The Murder that Transfixed Gilded Age Chicago.
Forbidden City was part of a Chinese-American nightclub scene that flourished in 1940s and '50s San Francisco. But between racial taunts and scandalized parents, its performers didn't have it easy.
Heirloom peach trees, and an essay about them, turned one California farm into a landmark of local food. It's now the scene of another unconventional choice: a daughter's return to take the helm.
Genevieve Valentine's new novel is set in a world where diplomats are the equivalent of Hollywood stars, glamorous Faces manipulated by behind-the-scenes handlers and stalked by eager paparazzi.
Fashion critic and host Rodner Figueroa has been let go for offensive comments about First Lady Michelle Obama. Critics see the incident as an example of racism in Spanish-language broadcasts.