In what scenario does a $44 million slapstick comedy become a good fit for independent theaters? Only one involving geopolitical intrigue, a humiliating hack and terror threats from North Korea.
In the style of "Twas the Night Before Christmas," Britons are warned no drunkenness or kissing at Christmas in Dubai. The British Embassy says, "We love seeing you all, but not for the wrong reason!"
Festivus is the Seinfeld-inspired holiday with an annual airing of grievances. In its honor, Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul took to Twitter to complain.
The controversial buddy flick The Interview will be shown on Christmas Day after all, in a small group of theaters. We explore the film's journey from major Hollywood release to art house film.
For most of the year, the tiny town of Rudolph is best known for the cheese factory off Main Street. But around Christmas, people worldwide covet a Rudolph, Wis., postmark on their cards and letters.
If generosity makes us happy, and lots of research suggests that it does, why do many of us find it difficult to be generous?
Data indicate the U.S. economy grew at an impressive 5 percent rate in the third quarter. The stock market hit another record on Tuesday. David Greene talks David Wessel of the Brookings Institution.
There's a new movement to get professional poker players to give a share of their winnings to charity — but most charities don't make the cut. Our Planet Money team explains why.
The average American is seeing a much bigger boost from falling gas prices than from pay raises. Cheap energy could finally put the U.S. economic recovery over the top.
In Russia, they are not celebrating lower oil prices. The price of oil could mean the difference between prosperity and recession. The ruble has lost about 45 percent of its value this year.
With this year's enrollment in Obamacare brisk, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell says she's not worried that the U.S. Supreme Court may yet overturn a key provision of the law.
Linking sports and the Christmas spirit is a true challenge, says commentator Frank Deford. "The idea of sports is to beat the other fellow," he says, "while the idea of Christmas is to be giving."
The deadly virus has cast a shadow over the country. Nonetheless, many Liberians are determined to have a happy Christmas and a hopeful new year.
Syria's civil war is still raging with no end in sight. But Bashar Assad remains entrenched in Damascus and many argue his position improved over the year as the U.S. began bombing the Islamic State.
Commercial airlines earned nearly $20 billion in profits this year. They're using the cash to buy new planes, update facilities and add amenities — but not all of those new comforts will be free.
Inmates in the U.S. have a high rate of infection with chronic hepatitis C — up to 35 percent or more by some estimates. New drugs introduced this year can cure the disease quickly, but at a cost.
Twitter users around the world can turn on and off lights at a holiday display in New Jersey. Tweet #brilliant#twinkle to @Oxmas—Tree to light the display and tweet #figgyypudding to turn them off.
A woman in Scotland was driving home from shopping when she saw a bird on the road: green body, red head. It wasn't a parrot. It was a Christmas hat.
Cocker was famous for both his unique voice and for a soulful style of singing that made it sound like he was pouring his heart out when he put his unique touch on hits such as "You Are So Beautiful."
David Greene talks to James Dwyer, a columnist for The New New Times, about what's behind the rift between New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and the leadership of the police union.