The documentary These Birds Walk is about great sadness in the very young. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks to co-directors Omar Mullick and Bassam Tariq, who spent three years in Pakistan to make the film.
In northeastern Brazil, a pre-Lenten Carnival party has its roots in slavery and religion.
ABBA singer Bjorn Ulvaeus has revealed a secret behind the band's costumes. It was not only fashion that determined their sartorial choices.
Several years ago, construction workers in Chile found whale fossils from 6 to 9 million years ago. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with Nick Pyenson, a paleontologist with the Smithsonian, who helped remove the fossils.
Primaries for the 2014 election season are about to kick off. NPR's Jacki Lyden checks in with NPR political editor Charles Mahtesian about the challenges to GOP incumbents from Tea Party candidates.
The Tea Party Patriots, one of the nation's largest Tea Party groups, celebrated its fifth anniversary this past week. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with the president and co-founder, Jenny Beth Martin.
Michael McFaul just returned from a dramatic two years as U.S. ambassador to Russia. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks him about the situation in Ukraine and Russia's response.
"Women of Vision: National Geographic Photographers on Assignment" is a book and exhibition. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with two of the featured photographers, Maggie Steber and Amy Toensing.
The box-office hit Frozen is nominated for two Oscars: best animated feature and best original song. Since the movie was released, visits to Norway's tourism site have more than tripled.
There are signs that the housing recovery may be slowing, and are now at their lowest point in 18 months. Does that mean we are headed for another housing swoon?
Detroit's emergency manager recently released his plan to get the city through bankruptcy. What do retired city workers think about possible reductions to their pension through the city's bankruptcy?
For many in Crimea's capital, Simferopol, it's reassuring to hear that Russian forces now control the region's most strategic assets.
President Vladimir Putin has been granted the right to use military force in Crimea by that region's leader. NPR's Jacki Lyden speaks with New York Times' Steven Lee Myers in Moscow.
Gamers are attracting millions of fans to their live competitions and bringing in some serious prize money. E-sports teams can be bought for millions, and players are traded for thousands.
When the parade is over, all those beads the crowd so eagerly called for seem to lose their shine. Rather than see the leftovers end up in a landfill, one New Orleans group collects and recycles them.
Cynthia Wright takes on cases no one else wants to hear about: crimes against children. She sees herself as an advocate for those who can't speak for themselves and a support for their families.