An Israeli film playing in the U.S. shows how rabbinical rules regulating Jewish divorces in Israel can trap women. Rabbinical judges have taken the highly unusual step of seeing the film themselves.
The watermelon has been Oklahoma's state vegetable — not fruit — for nearly a decade. The poor melon has become a political football, as some lawmakers now want to repeal the its title.
Thousands of people gathered on Sunday in Moscow to mourn opposition leader Boris Nemtsov, who was killed on Friday. NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Corey Flintoff, who was at the march.
Benjamin Netanyahu will address Congress just before Israeli elections. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Chemi Shalev, the U.S. editor of Haartz, about how the controversial visit is playing back home.
A new comedy series, The Last Man on Earth, features your average guy who becomes humanity's last hope. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Will Forte, the creator, writer and star of the show.
Andrew McCarthy may be best known for his acting roles, but he's also an accomplished travel writer. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with McCarthy about travel writing and discovering his roots in Ireland.
Two-thirds of American adults are considered overweight. In this week's For the Record, NPR's Rachel Martin talks with people about how weight shapes their identities and what it means to be healthy.
What happens when Mexican folk music meets Cajun Zydeco? NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd of NPR Music's Alt.Latino about some musical mash-ups.
The number of dollars of unpaid child support each year in the U.S. is well into the billions. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with data expert Mona Chalabi of FiveThirtyEight.com about the numbers.
Jury selection in the trial of the Boston marathon bomber is expected to finish on Tuesday. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Boston correspondent Tovia Smith about the start of Dzokhar Tsarnaev's trial.
Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia is portrayed on stage in John Strand's new play, The Originalist. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Strand and the actor who plays Scalia, Edward Gero.
The Bureau of Reclamation announced Friday that for the second straight year, many California farmers will not be getting federal water imports because of the ongoing drought.
Video has surfaced of ISIS militants smashing ancient artifacts on display in the Mosul, Iraq, museum. NPR's Rachel Martin speaks to Axel Plathe, UNESCO's Iraq director, on the huge loss.
Rearrange the letters in a four-letter word and a five-letter word to get a pair of synonyms. For example, given "time" and "night," you would say "item" and "thing."
Catalonia is home to mainland Spain's largest Muslim population. But politicians in one area are proposing laws to "protect traditional Spanish businesses" that Muslim leaders say are discriminatory.
Anti-fracking activists say they're being targeted by law enforcement agencies that work with the oil and gas industries to monitor threats to infrastructure.