In 2011, two Pennsylvania judges were sent to prison for getting paid for keeping juvenile detention centers full. A new documentary looks back at the case, interviewing kids and the judges involved.
Aloe Blacc sang two of the past year's most ubiquitous singles. So why haven't you heard of him?
The Mexican government is touting its capture of the drug kingpin known as El Chapo as evidence of success in its efforts to curtail drug violence. But, reporter Carrie Kahn tells NPR's Arun Rath, some say the rise of other vigilante groups show the true depth of the problem.
The U.S. has begun implementing some sanctions and the European Union is considering its own in response to Russia's actions in Crimea. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Matthew Rojansky of the Wilson Center about the restrictions' impact.
In Ukraine, tensions are high in the Crimean Peninsula. NPR's Emily Harris reports on the swearing in of new members to the Crimean defense force.
The Malaysian plane en route to Beijing has been missing for more than 24 hours. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with correspondent Anthony Kuhn in Beijing.
When Kayla Montgomery runs, her legs go numb. But she's determined to not let MS slow her down. The teen track star from North Carolina is headed to nationals in New York next week.
Packs of enthusiasts have started meeting up in Disneyland with matching gear and group names, like The Neverlanders and Walt's Misfits. Disney gangs? Not quite.
In a community theater production in 1973, Harris went into another zone. The Oscar-nominated actor says he totally embodied his character, and he's been chasing that high ever since.
Alpha Lambda Mu filled a void last year, becoming the first Muslim fraternity in the country. Its founder says he just wanted to provide Muslim American men a place to be themselves.
It's time again for the show that people love to hate: the Whitney Biennial, an overview of American art. Critics often trash it, but as Karen Michel says, this year's showcase has a few surprises.
The Philadelphia 76ers have lost their last 15 games. As sportswriter Stefan Fatsis notes, the team's losing streak has raised a question: Are some NBA teams trying to lose to get a better draft pick?
Bob Mondello looks at Wes Anderson's latest cinematic curiosity, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Russian politicians are all voicing the same narrative: Ukraine's legitimate government was overthrown by neo-Nazis, while the armed men in Crimea are not Russian troops but local self-defense groups.
Audie Cornish and Melissa Block read letters from listeners about Tea Party conservative Jim DeMint and a sneaky commentary on Kenny G.
After more than five hours, a marathon spelling bee had to be suspended because the organizers ran out of words. Maria Carter of KCUR profiles the two competitors as they prepare to finish the bee.