Shakespeare's Hamlet has been turned into a Bollywood film, but this time, the story is set in Indian-controlled Kashmir. NPR's Scott Simon talks to screenwriter Basharat Peer.
Fear of heights, fear of small spaces, fear of spiders: These phobias are relatively well-known. But some of our listeners have unusual fears — like Jupiter, basements and their own selves.
Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.
Composer John Mauceri's latest album is filled with renditions of the most-chilling music from Alfred Hitchcock's films. He talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
Among more extreme Islamists, sympathies for the so-called Islamic State are growing — especially in Egypt, where some Islamists are being arrested and accused of terrorism by the police.
Shawn Levy's brick-sized new biography of screen legend Robert De Niro was produced without cooperation from the actor — but Levy says that just forced him to do better research.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Pat Benatar and her husband Neil Giraldo about their 35 years as a music-business power couple.
Two of journalism's greats died within a couple days of each other — Ben Bradlee and Frank Mankiewicz. NPR's Scott Simon remembers them for their shared gifts of charm, wit and street smarts.
In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.
Edward Carey's illustrated young adult novel about the keepers of mystical trash heaps (yes, you read that right) in an alternate Victorian London combines thrills with intelligence and compassion.
Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.
Following two high-scoring games in Kansas City, Game 3 of the World Series turned into a bit more of a pitcher's duel as the Royals prevailed in San Francisco.
The massive auto recall announced this week is different from most. It affects more than one-third of air bags on the road and there are no simple fixes, short of a full air bag replacement.
The announcement follows the positive Ebola test that came back Thursday night for Dr. Craig Spencer, who recently had returned to New York City after a stint with Doctors Without Borders in Guinea.
It was initially implied that nurses made many of the errors in the handling of Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan. Further scrutiny shows they were not at fault.
Italy is two countries — and two economies — in one.
Novelist Ann Patchet presents a collection of personal essays in This Is The Story Of A Happy Marriage, appearing at No. 3.
New Zealand's 19th century gold rush serves as the backdrop to a series of unexplained events in Eleanor Catton's The Luminaries. It appears at No. 4.
Debuting at No. 9, As You Wish delivers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of The Princess Bride by the film's star Cary Elwes.
A teenager teams up with a psychic and a detective to learn more about her estranged mother in Jodi Picoult's Leaving Time. It debuts at No. 2.