From the pubs and clubs of home to international festival stages, some great live performances electrify this hour of music.
What is the typical American workday? We take a look at how working hours change according to job type.
Water is scarce in India, which is a good reason not to do the Ice Bucket Challenge. A journalist came up with another option — give a bucket of rice to a hungry person. Her version is going viral.
The report paints a grim picture of a country besieged by a ruthless civil war. All sides are indiscriminately killing and torturing civilians.
Glen Weldon and Linda Holmes take a few minutes to check in on the state of the Bravo-to-Lifetime reality show that dares to ask: Is it shiny enough for Heidi?
Join NPR Music for a live video webcast with alt-J. The British trio will perform songs from its strange and beautiful new album, This Is All Yours, live from New York City on Sept. 2 at 9 p.m. ET.
The company said it was meant to resemble a sheriff's star from classic western films. But after popular uproar, Zara decided to pull it from shelves.
Standing on a balcony in her hometown of New Orleans, the singer stops an unsuspecting crowd, and all the hustle and bustle of the French Quarter, dead in its tracks.
Christine Lagarde said the allegations of "simple negligence" stem from her days as finance minister under former French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
Also: Kobo will release a waterproof e-reader; new poems from Idra Novey and Marylen Grigas.
Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.
John Scalzi's new Lock In is a successful genre mashup that balances the needs of a police procedural (dead body, damaged detective) with those of a science fiction yarn (hard-core world building).
The latest twist in the already contentious election process throws it further into crisis. It's looking likely that a new president won't be inaugurated by Sept. 2, as had been the plan.
A British man who was at a party called his girlfriend to stay he couldn't come home because he had been kidnapped. She called police, and they fined him after they found him still at the party.
After the neighbor's attempt failed, people came out in droves to support 12-year-old TJ Guerrero in Dunedin, Fla. He made $600 in two hours.
David Greene and Steve Inskeep have the Last Word in business.
Burger King announced it is buying the Canadian doughnut-and-coffee chain for about $11 million. Some Canadian's aren't thrilled that their Timmy's is being taken over by the American burger company.
Scholars have long tried to understand how culture affects communities. New research argues that the parking behavior of drivers may tell us something about the economic productivity of nations.
Protests over the shooting death of Michael Brown are getting smaller. Some in Ferguson are trying to morph the protests into an effort to push specific policy changes in the city's police department.