The musical moments that stopped All Song Considered host Bob Boilen in his tracks. This week: Future Islands brings an epic U.S. tour to a triumphant close.
Belfast police seek evidence of Adams' IRA past
Al-Jazeera reporter held in Egypt appeals to judge
Jack Bauer is back and fighting terrorism in Europe. Can he save the day again? NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Kiefer Sutherland about bringing Bauer back for a new season of "24."
A Sri Lankan soprano is shattering stereotypes. Tharanga Goonetilleke tells NPR's Scott Simon about being an opera singer and the first Sri Lankan woman accepted to The Juilliard School.
The NBA's ban on Clippers owner Donald Sterling has drawn approval all around. ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon that with such heinous remarks, the league may not have had much choice.
The April jobs report came in much better than expected, though the shrinking labor force leaves some unanswered questions.
Ida is the story of a young woman on the verge of taking her vows to be a nun when she learns her parents were murdered Jews. Pawel Pawlikowski's new film is unlike the director's other movies.
Longtime W.Va. congressman faces tough re-election
Condoleezza Rice decides against Rutgers address
Seven observers are freed more than a week after they were seized by separatists in eastern Ukraine. Kiev's government is putting new military pressure on separatists and taking control of TV towers.
Pope sex abuse panel highlights accountability
Cumming is starring in Cabaret for a third time, critic John Powers considers the movie monster and Mad Men's creator reflects on the end of Don Draper's journey.
Israel's race to succeed President Peres heats up
If it's OK for women to propose, why don't they?
CDC confirms first case of MERS virus in American