Cynthia Bond's haunting tale of a beautiful, abused woman in an east Texas hamlet was praised for its lyrical language. Oprah Winfrey announced she'd not only chosen "Ruby" for her bookclub's March selection, but she'd also bought the film rights to Bond's book.
Renee Montagne looks back at the best of New York Fashion Week with Deborah Needleman, editor-in-chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine, and looks forward to what will hit the European runways.
The words college students use to describe their professors say a lot about how men and women are judged differently.
Wil Smith, a single dad who listeners met through StoryCorps, died early Sunday. Several years ago he was diagnosed with colon cancer. We remember Smith, recalling a StoryCorps interview with his teenage daughter Olivia, shortly after he was diagnosed. Smith was 46.
An Oklahoma legislative committee voted recently to review the latest version of the Advanced Placement U.S. History course and to potentially cut funding for it in the state's schools. Lawmakers complain the course glosses over the nation's founders and foundational documents and focuses on the negative.
Oprah Winfrey has named Ruby, a novel about a beautiful, abused woman in Texas, as her March book club selection. That could make first-time novelist Cynthia Bond into a literary star.
Lamberto Zannier is the secretary general of the organization monitoring the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine. The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe has sent about 400 observers.
The latest round of nuclear talks regarding Iran have begun in Geneva. The U.S. and Iran are trying to iron out their differences ahead of a March 31 deadline for a framework on a potential deal.
A little-known part of the Affordable Care Act pays primary care doctors to help overweight seniors lose weight. So why aren't more seniors taking advantage of the free weight loss counseling?
The self-styled Islamic State has made a practice of public beheading and other horrific acts of violence. It's taking a huge toll on Iraqis, only a fraction of whom are getting the help they need.
If Congress doesn't fund the Department of Homeland Security this week, most DHS employees will likely be ordered to stay on the job — and make do without a paycheck until funding is restored.
The nation's immigration courts are jammed with the asylum cases of some 60,000 unaccompanied minors who crossed the southern border last summer. There are 429,000 cases pending and only 223 judges.
When children think they're being slighted, it can lead to risky behavior as teenagers, a study finds. Having warm, respectful relationships helps counteract the "You always liked her best!"
Democratic Sen. Jeff Jackson had the chamber to himself, and he decided not to waste any time. He got right to work passing his agenda. Jackson tracked his imaginary progress on Facebook.
Harris Wittels was found dead in his Los Angeles home on Thursday. He was the executive producer of the NBC show Parks and Recreation. A humblebrag is a type of boast disguised in modesty.
The standoff between dock workers and shipping lines at 29 West Coast ports is costing millions each day. Renee Montagne talks Steven Greenhouse, who covered labor issues for The New York Times.
Global shipping companies are looking for other seaports to unload their goods, including those in Canada and along the East Coast of the U.S.
Public Service Broadcasting's new album, The Race For Space, combines news footage and music to tell the story of the first 15 years of the Space Age.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has been holding talks with lawyers representing Superstorm Sandy victims who say insurance claims fraud cheated them out of tens of thousands of dollars.
Mosul is Iraq's second-largest city, and it has been under the control of the self-proclaimed Islamic State, also known as ISIS, since June. The effort to force ISIS out could begin as early as April.