The blasts Saturday left at least 32 people dead in Homs. The attacks in the city held by President Bashar Assad's regime are the latest violation of a tenuous peace brokered by Russia and Turkey.
Chappelle's Show co-creator Brennan discusses his special, 3 Mics. Critic John Powers reviews Emil Ferris' graphic novel debut. Glenn Frankel links the film High Noon to the Hollywood blacklist era.
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Scott Simon remembers Irish writer, broadcaster and critic Frank Delaney, who died this week at age 74.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to Howard Bryant of ESPN about possible rule changes for Major League Baseball that are designed to make games shorter.
Without federal intervention, retired coal miners could lose their health care and pensions at the end of April. That would devastate the miners, and their communities.
Scientists recently published a paper explaining why some meteors create strange sounds. NPR's Scott Simon talks with researcher Bill Sweatt about what creates this "sizzling" sound.
Michigan Democrat Rep. Brenda Lawrence has endorsed Rep. Keith Ellison in the race for DNC chair. She discusses the race ahead of Saturday's vote.
Councilman Per-Eric Muskos of Overtornea, Sweden, introduced a proposal to let municipal employees take a paid break each week to go home and have sex.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with author Lionel Shriver about her outspoken views on cultural appropriation and what she feels is oversensitivity of the left.
His grandfather was author Larry McMurtry, his father is songwriter James McMurtry. So it's no surprise Curtis McMurtry's songs are full of vivid characters. His new album is The Hornet's Nest.
NPR's Scott Simon talks to author Rowan Hisayo Buchanan about her debut novel, Harmless Like You, a story of how we inherit pain from our parents, and inevitably pass it to our descendants.
Historian Caroline Light says "stand your ground" laws were written for white, heterosexual, property-owning men. What happens when other people take up arms, in defense against white supremacists?
Economist Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute paints a bleak picture of the U.S. economy. He describes millions of Americans out of work, and addicted to drugs and screens.
We recap President Trump's week and his address to CPAC, and preview themes to expect in his address to Congress Tuesday.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Georgetown University Asia expert Victor Cha about the global repercussions of the deadly nerve gas attack on Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korea's dictator.
The Godfather was released 45 years ago this spring. NPR's Scott Simon takes the anniversary as an opportunity to revisit some of his favorite lines from the classic film.
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Filmmaker Bruce Spiegel speaks with Weekend Edition about the eight-year process behind Bill Evans: Time Remembered.
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When he enters the historic chamber and re-enacts the ritual on Tuesday, he will be stepping into a dimension of real and limitless consequences — one in which he is still a celebrity apprentice.
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The Academy has a history of baffling picks for Best Score — but this year's nominees are so daring and startling that it's hard to go wrong.
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Glen Weldon runs down all 24 Academy Award categories and makes bold, keenly analytical picks which are not — not even remotely — wild guesses. Nope.
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