Maureen Gibbon's new novel, Paris Red, delves into the life of Victorine Meurent, Manet's favorite model and the central figure in some of his most famous paintings.
The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.
Hundreds of people died this month when an overloaded ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea. They were on the move, but never reached their destinations.
Dennis Whedbee's experience illustrates the trade-offs for injured workers as states and insurance carriers seek to trim workers' comp by gaining more control over treatment decisions.
The first rounds of NBA and NHL playoffs are in full swing. NPR's Scott Simon gets an update from ESPN.com's Howard Bryant.
NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.
We asked poet Craig Morgan Teicher to find a poem to illuminate a recent news event. He says the capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea made him think of Derek Mahon's "A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford."
Rob Kuznia was one of three journalists at an LA paper to win a 2014 Pulitzer Prize. But days after he finished the winning project, he quit journalism altogether. Kuznia tells NPR's Scott Simon why.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Gray will be laid to rest on Monday.
An estimated 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday. It's being described as the strongest to hit the country in 81 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kunda Dixit, editor at the Nepali Times.
Doctors are recommending that the man who shot President Reagan, be released from a mental hospital. Patti Reagan Davis, the former president's daughter, tells NPR's Scott Simon she disagrees.
During the war, young men often tried to join the National Guard to avoid being sent overseas. But that war changed the nature of the guard — paving the way for today's deployments abroad.
Arab and African migrants are landing on Spain's coast in a region with a 34 percent unemployment. That's created friction and prompted a debate about how best to help them.
The French musician Colleen has added lyrics to her music after more than 10 years of being strictly instrumental.
On the eclectic group's new album, Render, eight distinct voices assemble in a way that's hardly choral, according to artistic director Brad Wells and founding member Caroline Shaw.