Socialite Marguerite has no idea how bad she is — servants, friends and even other opera singers are too polite to tell her. Critic Bob Mondello says her story is both hilarious and heartbreaking.
With the panel on pause this week, we bring you three great conversations about theater, music and TV.
Watch the singer and violinist who stood out from 6,000-plus entries in NPR's Tiny Desk Contest. Gaelynn Lea performs two of these four songs with fellow Duluth, Minn., musician Alan Sparhawk of Low.
The pair behind Iggy Pop's latest album talks about theories of songwriting, formative musical experiences and why the perspective of a 68-year-old punk is essential to American music.
Pan-global hip-hop by Tendai Maraire (of Shabazz Palaces) and guitarist Hussein Kalonji, dedicated to "revolutionary African women."
Expertise can be acquired in different ways but, in the end, it is always the fruit of experience, the result of actual engagement with problems in a particular domain, says philosopher Alva Noë.
Russia Today got a hold of an official offer from the Ministry of Defense which seeks three male and two female bottlenose dolphins at a price of $4,900 each. The purpose was no disclosed.
A new report from 30 aid and human rights groups faults the U.N. Security Council for its approach to Syria, while also giving credit to current peace efforts.
Commuters complained their calls started dropping along a commuter train route. Then a photo circulated on social media of a fellow commuter, an older man, operating a big boxy device with antennas.
Colleges already list high sticker prices, but those prices still don't reflect the real cost of undergraduate life. And financial aid isn't effectively bridging the gap.
Mischa Berlinski's novel is about a failed Florida policeman trying to make a new life in Haiti. Critic Jason Sheehan says the book explores "the gray middles of everything."