Conversations at the World Cafe
Female Marines are being humiliated and generally degraded by their peers on Facebook. The groups' pages are frequently shut down, but return within days due to a dedicated following.
In this installment of our semi-regular Word Watch series, we look at a popular term for the practice of never being on time.
By Monday, Buffalo could see a high temperature of 60. Authorities warned that the quickly-melting snowpack could cause some serious flooding.
The White House is reviewing how it handles hostage crises following the brutal murders of Americans abroad, but families of hostages say they're often left out of the conversation.
Police say they asked the boy to put his hands up; instead he reached for his waist-band and one officer shot twice. The boy died at the hospital.
Tunisia's revolution is important because it set off the greater Arab Spring. Today, the country marked a milestone as Tunisians cast ballots for their next head of state.
Religious naturalists understand humans to be emergent from and, hence, a part of, nature, says commentator Ursula Goodenough. They also consider the religious potential in these beliefs.
More than 2,000 tents still occupy city streets. The longer the pro-democracy demonstration goes on, the more unwelcome it becomes.
Thanksgiving traditions can be a bit inscrutable for people who didn't grow up in the U.S., like NPR producer Olly Dearden. He talked with several experts and got some answers to his questions.
Unlike Charlie Brown, the residents of Reading didn't see beauty in a 50-foot spruce with few branches and an unseemly shape.
Given two words, change the first consonant sound in each word to the same new consonant sound and you'll phonetically name two things in the same category.
New York's MTA is planning a new campaign to encourage courtesy on subways. NPR's Rachel Martin gets dos and don'ts from Jake Dobkin, who writes Gothamist.com's Ask A Native New Yorker column.
Indy Neidell's four-year series of videos takes a week-by-week look at World War I. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Neidell about his project, called The Great War.
Religious leaders await a grand jury's decision in St. Louis. Many of them have been deeply involved with demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown.
God'll Cut You Down is a new book based on the tangled true story about the murder of a white supremacist by a black hustler. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with the book's author, John Safran.
"Wal-Mart, come to your senses"! the protesters shouted. These vendors and hawkers are not happy that the retail giant plans to open 50 more stores.
We consider the work of writer-director-performer Mike Nichols, who died Wednesday.
Sleater-Kinney's Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss join Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton to discuss the band's new album, No Cities To Love.
The CIA plan calls for deleting the email of almost all employees after they leave the agnecy. But opponents say this would erase too many important documents. The example they cite: Edward Snowden.