The sixth season of HBO's Game of Thrones showed a real evolution in the way the show portrays women and in the season finale, several female characters ascended to power. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Glen Weldon from NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour and Greta Johnsen, host of the Nerdette podcast, about the show.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday on whether to uphold the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on federal corruption charges.
North Carolina is a crucial state that Republicans need to win if they are to take the White House this fall. But so far, Donald Trump's campaign has almost no presence there.
NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Jakub Krupa about how Brexit will affect Poles working in the United Kingdom. Krupa is a journalist and social activist working with the Polish community in Britain.
The Brexit vote could complicate the lives of the many European Union professionals working in the United Kingdom. But now pro-Brexit politicians are risking voters' ire by backsliding on anti-immigrant pledges.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday on a case over whether individuals who pled guilty to state misdemeanor domestic abuse charges are in violation of federal law for possessing firearms and ammunition.
NPR's Kelly McEvers speaks with Loveday Morris, Baghdad bureau chief for the Washington Post, about the latest on the offensive by Iraqi forces in Fallujah.
The Supreme Court's decision striking down Texas laws limiting abortion access could have significant impacts in other states.
Chancellor Angela Merkel hosted her French and Italian counterparts Monday, to plot the European Union's moves after Brexit. Germany, though the key player, is wary of coming across too strong.
In Britain, there's chaos in both political parties, talk of regret and a re-do and markets are still roiling. NPR catches up on the latest consequences of last week's vote by the United Kingdom to leave the European Union.
In their first appearance together of the 2016 campaign, the and progressive hero and Massachusetts senator enthusiastically endorsed Clinton.
Most of us can't vote for the Oscars and couldn't vote in Britain's EU referendum. But many of us love perceptual illusions, so here's a contest you can vote in, says Tania Lombrozo.
After starring in Broadway shows like The Music Man and Candide, Cook struggled with addiction, then staged a successful second career as a cabaret singer. Her new memoir is Then and Now.
Todd Solondz's new film consists of four episodes linked by a female dachshund, who has four different owners and four different names. Critic David Edelstein calls Wiener-Dog tragic and inspiring.
McDonnell was sentenced to two years in prison after he was convicted of public corruption. The high court, however, ruled the government used too-broad an interpretation of the federal bribery law.
While Texas' law governing clinics that perform abortions was among the most restrictive, many other states have laws with some of the same provisions.
The 2-year-old law required clinics that provide abortions to have surgical facilities and doctors to have hospital admitting privileges; the justices reversed a federal appeals court decision, 5-3.
In a 6-2 vote, the justices concluded that misdemeanor assault convictions for domestic violence are sufficient to invoke a federal ban on firearms possession.
Some of them have never heard of her. But most of them want her to know: Make sure more Liberian girls can stay in school!
Can a computer write a sonnet that's indistinguishable from what a person can produce? A contest at Dartmouth attempted to find out. With our online quiz, you too can give it a try.