Bridge of Spies is only the second film on which Steven Spielberg has not worked with composer John Williams. Williams was unavailable for this movie, so he recommended Thomas Newman.
Finnish police are on the lookout for a new batch of criminals. Their offense? Low pizza prices. Police are concerned that any pizza vendor who offers a bargain-rate pizza might be evading taxes.
Scientists are developing a way to prevent forged artwork from entering the market. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Martin Tenniswood about a synthetic DNA that is being used to tag pieces of art.
A new campaign in the U.K. is demanding Shaker Aamer's freedom. Aamer has been held in Guantanamo Bay for 14 years. He's a Saudi citizen and was a long-time British resident.
Niall Ferguson of Harvard University talks with NPR's Scott Simon about strategies for resolving the conflict in Syria including increased intervention by the United States.
New data on survivors shows a range of health problems, from loss of vision to arthritis. It's making researchers realize they need to learn more about how the virus affects the human body.
Originally a popular Tumblr, Pop Sonnets makes iambic hay out of modern artists like Kesha and Eminem. Critic Tasha Robinson explains why Sonnets isn't your average impulse-buy humor book.
President Obama has said the U.S. would not "make Syria into a proxy war between the United States and Russia." Given reports that Russia has bombed U.S.-backed rebels, we wondered, is it already?
Paid family leave has never been a major topic in a presidential election — until now. Here's what got it there.
The great American playwright was born a century ago Sunday. An activist as much as he was a writer, Miller challenged social ills in playscripts — and set a new standard for the citizen-artist.
When a teenage girl in Nepal gets her period, her parents may make her sleep in a shed. But one 15-year-old is trying to break the taboos around menstruation.