The procedure to give people with single eyelids a crease above their lashes often provokes controversy. Kat Chow steps past the debate over whether people should do it to get at the "why."
The kidnapping and killing of Westerners isn't a new phenomenon in the Middle East. But the last time around, it stopped after just a few years. This time there's no end in sight.
Want to know exactly what Jerry Flowers was saying in our most recent podcast? Now you can check the transcript. We'll be providing transcripts for all future episodes of Planet Money.
"Greek coffee" may be a matter of national pride in the Mediterranean nation. But increasingly, Greeks are embracing espresso, an imported brew. Chalk it up to globalization.
Soccer's governing body said assets may have been transferred to Switzerland in connection with the bids. Just days ago, FIFA cleared eventual winners Russia and Qatar of corruption.
Momentum to push legislation approving the oil pipeline is getting a boost from the Dec. 6 Louisiana Senate runoff — even though the unbuilt portion of pipeline wouldn't run anywhere near the state.
When it comes to on-the-spot answers to simple historical and political questions, some people don't have a clue.
The book, titled Purity, promises an expansive sprawl and familiar themes, but also a few stylistic experiments. Meanwhile, Texas gears up for a hearing and final vote on much-debated textbooks.
This is the best thing you'll watch all day. It turns out J. Willgoose, Esq. and Wrigglesworth, the two unassuming guys behind the band Public Service Broadcasting, have some killer moves.
Peterson, who pleaded no contest in a child abuse case, said he would appeal the decision. The Players Union, on his behalf, said the punishment was "arbitrary."
Amid a raging debate about study replication, commentator Tania Lombrozo says it isn't just a few contested findings at stake, but the future of the field.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called for an election two years ahead of schedule and he also delayed an increase in sales tax.
Also: The Senate may vote on the Keystone XL pipeline today; arctic weather blasts the U.S.; and Uber repudiates a executive's comments on spreading rumors about journalists.
If we now know about albums languishing in the clutches of major labels, are they more likely to see the light of day? Will they be any good when they get here?
The administration revealed the review just after the Islamic State took responsibility for killing a third American citizen. It is not clear whether the U.S. will reconsider its no-ransom policy.
Since residents couldn't stop the annual march, officials had it sponsored. For every mile the Nazis marched, companies donated to a support group for neo-Nazis who want out.
The century old daily has asked for volunteers in the newsroom after a cost-cutting change in distributors. The job description for reporters, in addition to reporting, distribute up to 600 papers.
Young Woman in a Garden brings together 24 previously published short stories by the fantasy fabulist Delia Sherman. Reviewer Jason Heller says it's full of dazzle and heart, with a dark edge.
Our series continues with a school administrator who fuses his talent for rapping with his passion for education.
Assailants armed with a gun, knives and axes attacked worshippers at a Jerusalem Synagogue during morning prayers. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to respond "with a heavy hand."