Kevin Spacey strangles a dog in the pilot, which creator Beau Willimon says producers balked at because they'd lose viewers. But "why not provide that litmus test right at the beginning?" he says.
Fresh Air rock critic Ken Tucker says The Mountain Goats' concept album about pro wrestling is filled with a remarkable range of melodies and moods.
Ann Packer's latest is about a young Navy doctor who, after the Korean War, builds a house south of San Francisco. Fifty years later, his four adult children argue over the property's fate.
KCRW's Jason Bentley focuses on the Coachella Festival lineup in his latest two-hour mix, with new music from Jamie XX, Kygo, Pleasure State and more.
Singer-songwriter Chris Staples put out the most beautiful song of 2014 in the heart-rending "Dark Side Of The Moon." Now he's back with a new, fantastically understated video for the track.
Hear and download two brash, powerful songs from the Philadelphia band's new album, Painted Shut.
The reserve officer who shot a suspect in Tulsa is facing a manslaughter charge, and a man who was tasered in South Carolina is suing.
After the brief reunion of the English crust-punk band Amebix ended in 2012, Rob Miller continued and evolved its lush metallic sound. Now comes a track that wants to open a portal between worlds.
The comedian talks about her career and being invited to host the upcoming White House Correspondents Dinner.
All Songs Considered hosts Robin Hilton and Bob Boilen bring you this week's essential listening, including new music from Built to Spill, The Milk Carton Kids, Brown Bird, Protomartyr and more.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is supporting the proposed $5.5 million package. More than 100 people are eligible for reparations for their treatment at the hands of a former police commander.
As expected, Clinton started her campaign low-key with a stop at an Iowa coffee shop. Though it looked like a random stop, it was anything but.
The Latvian conductor took over as musical director of the BSO in 2013. Since then, he and the orchestra have released their first album.
FX's powerful modern-day Western 'Justified' airs its series finale tonight. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans says its end underscores the decline of a once-powerful TV genre.
Andrew Nasonov and Igor Bazilevskii are among the dozens of LGBT Russians who have come to the U.S. to escape persecution.