NPR TV critic Eric Deggans explains how Hollywood has changed the way Americans think about gay relationships.
Film critic David Edelstein calls Terminator Genesys "strenuously witless" and "lousy." But, he adds, the loose and fun Magic Mike XXL is "anything but a typical machine-tooled sequel."
Adam Liptak of The New York Times discusses the court's most recent session and says the rulings reveal deep philosophical differences regarding the role of judges and the Constitution.
We've tallied your votes and compiled a playlist of your favorite new artists and songs from this year.
Unusual clusters of great white sharks are occurring just off a California beach where anthropologist Barbara J. King recently spent time, leading her to reflect on how much of nature is unseen by us.
KCRW's Anthony Valadez recommends a playlist for your July 4th celebration, including a track from Philly neo-soul artist Bilal.
At the University of Texas at Austin, there are calls to take down a statue of the Confederate president on campus.
The Democratic candidate drew an estimated 10,000 supporters in Madison, Wis., on Wednesday. But some campaigns are going small on purpose this season.
We discuss the latest in the presidential race with NPR's Domenico Montanaro and American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan.
Many want to make sure the government strengthens security without infringing on the democratic gains made in the Arab Spring.
Unemployment dropped to 5.3 percent, but while the overall report was positive, there were some cloudy signs.
After a string of launch failures, NASA says astronauts have just four months of supplies left. A Russian rocket launching early Friday could provide relief.
Drummer Kashikura Takashi is capable of Questlove-level precision and soul one moment, and a cyclone of controlled chaos the next. Synapses fire in all directions in this ecstatic, noodly track.
For Throwback Thursday this week, we look back at the show Robin Hilton called a "near disaster" and Bob Boilen remembers as an all-time favorite.
Sports can burn a lot of energy. But vacuuming the carpet burns calories, too. The question is, how much? We checked out the numbers and found surprises.
The Philly-bred soul singer brings real pathos to the KCRW studio for a performance of "Satellites."
Employers added 223,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent. But wage growth was flat, and the drop in the unemployment rate had a lot to do with people leaving the workforce.
This reissue of Gilbert Hernandez' series starts out noir — a young man with amnesia and a mysterious lipstick trace — but quickly gets weird. Critic Etelka Lehoczky says it's full of "goofy joy."
Also: The Justice Department wants Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials; President Obama asks Congress to end the Cuba embargo; and there's been another shark attack in North Carolina.
The Affordable Care Act requires insurers to cover a screening colonoscopy without any out-of-pocket costs for the test itself. But there can be surprising costs for consumers anyway.