It began as a conversation over a beer. Now, a collaboration between musicians across the Nile basin has expanded to concert tours, albums and courses at universities in the U.S. and East Africa.
Dystopian literature usually focuses on global ills — climate change, GMO food, nuclear war. But Darin Bradley's new novel takes off from an economic collapse and the plight of student-loan debtors.
Why do we use fruits, vegetables, Twinkies and other food items to describe the idea of someone being [Race A] on the inside, [Race B] on the outside?
Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.
More than 500 girls living in poverty have lent their voices to Girl Declaration, a campaign urging world leaders to include the needs of girls in the next set of global development goals.
The band blew up in the early '90s thanks to pop hits like "All I Want" and "Walk On The Ocean."
The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State claims to have killed British aid worker David Haines.
Sample was a founder of the band the Jazz Crusaders and reportedly played with musicians from Miles Davis and B.B. King to Steely Dan and the Supremes. NPR's Arun Rath has this remembrance.
Ozy.com deputy editor Eugene Robinson talks with NPR's Arun Rath about his past experiences with performance enhancing drugs and "the dark side" of steroids.
California blue whales are rebounding to historic levels, after whaling hammered the population, according to a new study out of the University of Washington. NPR's Arun Rath talks with Trevor Branch, co-author of the study.
The release of the Ray Rice video was not the first time TMZ has jolted the media world with raw videos or primary-source documents demonstrating celebrity wrong-doing. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with BuzzFeed's Anne Helen Petersen.
From Syria to Iraq, Ukraine, Liberia and even Ferguson, Missouri, the summer of 2014 has been full of terrible news. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Harvard's Steven Pinker to try to answer the question: Is the world getting more messy?
The viral video trend of "unboxing" has reached the toddler demographic. One popular YouTube user has garnered millions of views on videos of opening Disney toys and other kitschy merchandise.
On a new tribute to Waller, Moran explores his subject's many contradictions: "The son of a preacher, the man who likes to drink, the man who finds his sorrow but expresses it through comedy."
Her new collection, Stone Mattress, features characters still shaped by events in their youth. She's also working on a project that's all about the future: a book that won't be read for a century.
The White House, Pentagon and the State Department all call the group ISIL, while many news organizations refer to the group as ISIS, and the group itself says it is simply the Islamic State.
This week, President Obama said the U.S. would continue and expand military support to Iraqi forces fighting Sunni extremists. But the US. is not the only player there. Kate Brannen of Foreign Policy talks to NPR's Arun Rath about Iran's role in Iraq.
Caitlin Doughty has built a following on YouTube by humorously discussing the morbid elements of her profession. In her new book, she explains that she's been interested in death since childhood.
The mine-resistant ambush protected vehicle, or MRAP, will have teddy bears in it, school police officials say. The MRAP is a piece of military surplus equipment that's worth around $733,000.
Millsap's humor, sincerity, and intensity helped earn him a standing ovation in near-record time.