The chamber-folk band's fifth album feels unerringly graceful — a quality that transcends tempo and tone, infusing every song with enough beauty to overwhelm sadness.
On his new album, the singer returns to grand arrangements that support his pungent wit and unwavering emotionalism. It's a warm and spirited outing throughout.
The police removed barricades marking off areas that pro-democracy protesters have been occupying for two week. A police statement said it was an attempt to ease congestion, not to remove protesters.
In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered, comedian Cameron Esposito discusses her new album, as does Flying Lotus, and we get a look behind the scenes of The Princess Bride.
Since the original Japanese Iron Chef first appeared on the Food Network 15 years ago, how-to cooking shows have gradually been displaced by reality shows that pit chefs against each other.
Outgunned Kurdish fighters are continuing to resist militants from the so-called Islamic State in the Syrian border town of Kobani. NPR's Arun Rath talks to correspondent Peter Kenyon in the region.
NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Dr. Suzanne Donovan, an infectious disease specialist at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, about the risk of infection for health care workers treating Ebola patients.
Texas health officials have confirmed preliminary tests show a health care worker — who was in contact with the man who died last week of Ebola in Dallas — has been diagnosed with the disease.
Milwaukee Orchestra concertmaster Frank Almond was carrying his rare Stradivarius violin out to the parking lot after a show when he was suddenly attacked. The violin, worth millions, was stolen.
Early on in the epidemic, the government and aid agencies commissioned songs that just ended up terrifying people. But the newer songs on the radio are catchy and danceable — as well as informative.
One of Florida's largest community colleges is trying to reduce the amount of debt its students take on. As part of a federal experiment, it has barred them from taking out any unsubsidized loans.
Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his dashing performance as the heroic farm boy Westley in The Princess Bride, has a new book out, full of memories from the cast of the cult classic.
Crossing over — musically and metaphysically — has of late consumed the mind of Steven Ellison. He says his new LP as Flying Lotus is "my opportunity to make a film" about the moment of death.