Bill Steinfelt traded comic books for a painting of Batman in 1962. The painting, by Mel Ramos, just sold at auction for $173,000.
Jerusalem's Temple Mount, or Haram al-Sharif, is central to recent violence. Putting cameras there is meant to give Israelis and Palestinians a shared view, but even this is subject to interpretation.
A new proposal to install surveillance cameras at Jerusalem's most contested holy site reveals that, like much of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, even the idea is subject to interpretation.
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was the focus of student rallies across the country Wednesday night.
Rep. John Boehner of Ohio is expected to hand off the speaker's gavel in the House chamber to Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin on Thursday. NPR's Susan Davis tells Renee Montagne about his exit interview.
David Greene talks about Syria and toppling dictators with Michele Flournoy, a former Defense Department official in the Obama administration, and Mary Beth Long, a former Defense Department official in the George W. Bush administration.
Hosts tell the story of 85-year-old jewel thief Doris Payne, subject of a recent documentary and currently charged with two new thefts.
Steve Inskeep speaks to Kristen Soltis Anderson, author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials Are Leading America, to get her response to Wednesday's GOP debate.
T.J. Stiles' biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt earned the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. Steve Inskeep talks with Stiles about his new book, Custer's Trials, on George Armstrong Custer.
During the National Gallery's first Vermeer exhibit 20 years ago, the federal government shut down twice, and a major blizzard hit the East Coast. But The Woman in Blue Reading a Letter is undeterred.
NPR's Steve Inskeep speaks with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon about security for Israelis amid a new wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence in the occupied West Bank.
At their debate Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidates discussed economic issues, with some policy remarks that deserve a closer look.
There's always been a fringe market for dinosaur bones among paleontologists and collectors. Now suddenly that market is booming.
In a year when some of Syria's most famous ruins were destroyed by ISIS, no sites in Syria made the 2015 list of endangered cultural heritage sites. Neither did those in Afghanistan, Yemen or Libya.
Renee Montagne talks to John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghanistan Reconstruction, about fraud and mismanagement of U.S. funding meant for the Afghan local police.
Republican presidential candidates gathered for their third debate on Wednesday night in Boulder, Colo. This one focused on economic issues, with Donald Trump and Ben Carson at center stage.
Game 1 of the World Series was in Kansas City, Mo., Tuesday night. At 14 innings, it was the longest opening game in World Series history. Kansas City beat the New York Mets 5-4.
An exhibit at a modern art gallery in Italy that consisted of empty champagne bottles, confetti and cigarette butts was cleaned up and thrown out by accident.
Ahead of Wednesday's Republican debate, Steve Inskeep talks to GOP strategist Stuart Stevens about what to expect.
The Arch was originally built to honor St. Louis' role in western expansion, and its museum is focused on the experience of white American settlers. Its new museum will include different perspectives.