Are more eccentric artists perceived as better artists? A new study finds that part of the reason people love Lady Gaga and Vincent van Gogh is that these are very eccentric artists, and people have strong, unconscious stereotypes that eccentric artists are better artists.
President Obama Thursday night discussed varying issues with Democratic governors at a fundraising dinner. On Monday, he meets with the bipartisan National Governors Association at the White House.
Steve Inskeep and David Greene have the Last Word in business.
Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton, co-hosts of NPR Music's All Songs Considered, join us to discuss a new album from one of music's creative songwriters. St. Vincent's eponymous album comes out next week.
Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia is on a Middle East tour. From Cairo, Kaine talks to Steve Inskeep about U.S. aid to Egypt and what he's observing as the country sets out on a path to democracy.
Eighteen-year-old American Mikaela Shiffrin is the favorite in Friday's women's slalom at the Winter Olympics in Sochi. Three other Americans are also in a field of 88.
The city administration in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv has declared autonomy from the government of President Viktor Yanukovych. David Greene talks to Lviv resident Volodymyr Valkov.
The office of president Viktor Yanukovich says a deal has been reached with opposition leaders to stop the violence in the capital Kiev. Scores of people have died in two days of clashes.
Opponents of the Keystone XL Pipeline lost an ally. David Greene talks to Marcia McNutt, one of the country's most influential scientists, about her decision to no longer oppose the pipeline.
"Radioactive," by Imagine Dragons, just set a chart record for the longest run on Billboard's Hot 100. It's just one of a few songs on the charts showing the influence of religious themes.
Leo, Nick and Steven are triplets whose single mother had a hard time caring for them. Their lives changed when a blind man in their community heard about their situation.
Turns out, creating the salty-sweet snacks was a bit of a technological marvel. And the company that claims to have invented the treat says Trader's has unfairly cut it out of the pretzel marketplace.
Some of the 14 states running their own health insurance marketplaces lag behind the federal site in meeting enrollment goals. States doing better kept the IT goals relatively simple, reviewers say.
SNCF, whose subsidiary is bidding on a $6 billion light rail project in Maryland, transported thousands of victims to concentration camps in Nazi-occupied France. The company says it's not obligated.
A Wisconsin court released 27,000 emails from former aide Kelly Rindfleisch that may prove embarrassing to Walker's administration. She was convicted of using her job to do illegal campaign work.
The president told a crowd at an auto plant that young people could make a lot more money in skilled manufacturing than with an art history degree. Ann Collins Johns was offended and emailed Obama.
Coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov met members of the press after Russia's devastating 3-1 loss to Finland. A reporter asked if the coach would lose his job, since his predecessor was "eaten alive."
One of the bookstores receiving money from author James Patterson is Bookshop Santa Cruz in Californai. Casey Coonerty is the owner.
Steve Inskeep and Renee Montagne report that one of the bookstores on James Patterson's list is Bookshop Santa Cruz. Casey Coonerty is the owner.