The Obama Foundation named Tod Williams and Billie Tsien as the architects of the presidential museum and library. Scott Simon talks to Chicago Tribune architecture critic Blair Kamin.
The first reported death involving a driverless car raises questions about their future. Not just over safety concerns, but our own attitudes to relinquishing control.
The recent deadly attack at an airport in Istanbul underlines one of the biggest challenges for airport security: so-called, soft targets, the areas before you pass through security.
A standoff at an upscale restaurant in a diplomatic neighborhood of Bangladesh has ended with 20 hostages dead. We reached Syed Zain Al-Mahmood in Dhaka.
In the second installment of our summer series, Travel Nightmares, Efrain Villa of Albuquerque, NM, explains how he was mistaken for Jesus while traveling in rural India.
One of the best college basketball coaches of all time — men or women — has died. Pat Summitt led the University of Tennessee Lady Volunteers for almost four decades.
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Bastian Obermayer and Frederik Obermaier, authors of The Panama Papers: Breaking the Story of How the World's Rich and Powerful Hide Their Money.
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Katie Falzone of Legacy.com about the phenomenon of online obituaries turning much more political with the deceased now plugging a candidate from the grave.
People with mental illness are often feared and stigmatized. Psychologist Jackie Goldstein says that having patients live in the community reduces fear and makes it more likely they'll get treatment.
Robin Ha's Cook Korean! uses brightly colored illustrations to break down the process of making dishes like acorn jelly salad or kimchi stew.
Susie Steiner's latest follows two very different women: the mother of a missing girl, and the detective who searches for her. Come for the police procedural; stay for the layered, complex characters.
Coloring books are everywhere. Some kids and parents love them. Even grown-ups are getting in on the fun. But do they have any educational value?