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Imagining Daniel Day-Lewis In A Life Without Acting

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 05:53:00 -0400

Daniel Day-Lewis says he is no longer going to act. Weekend Edition guest host Melissa Block remembers an interview she had with him that might shed some light on what he'll do next.

Week In Politics: Senate GOP Health Care Bill, Georgia Special Election

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:32:00 -0400

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times, about the Senate Republican health care bill, the special election in Georgia, and the latest on the investigations into the Trump administration and Russia.

His Life Cut Short, Vincent Chin Is Remembered For What Might Have Been

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:33:00 -0400

The Detroit resident's violent death become a rallying cry for stronger federal hate crime legislation. Thirty-five years later, his friend Gary Koivu recalls their final night together.

The Man Who Ran Up Mount Everest — Twice!

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:59:00 -0400

Kílian Jornet says failure is an opportunity to try again; it motivates him to try harder. This is a lesson we can all take home, whatever mountains you choose to climb in life, says Marcelo Gleiser.

The Daily White House Briefing: 'Must-See TV' With An Uncertain Future

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:54:00 -0400

There has been a rising storm of high dudgeon among the national media in recent days because the daily briefings have been closed to cameras — when the briefings happened at all.

Challenges To Ethical Journalism In 2017

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:31:00 -0400

NPR and Colorado Public Radio journalists talk about newsroom decisions.

Why You Should Play Video Games

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:28:00 -0400

We live in a world of endless pressing concerns with so many competing avenues of being productive. A good game makes no demands. All that matters is the enjoyment of the doing, says Adam Frank.

Where Exactly Is 'Safe' And Who Gets To Be 'Safe' In The World?

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 17:01:51 -0400

In the wake of recent mass shootings in the U.S., NPR's Michel Martin looks at our current political moment and ponders what it means to feel "safe."

The Neurobiology Of Father's Day Cards

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 10:36:00 -0400

Psychologist Tania Lombrozo had a tough time explaining some of the Father's Day cards on the supermarket shelf to her young daughter — so she turned to scientific literature for answers.

What Does Mistrial In Cosby's Case Mean In Court Of Public Opinion?

Sun, 18 Jun 2017 08:00:29 -0400

On this Father's Day, NPR's TV critic Eric Deggans analyzes the impact of the mistrial in the sexual assault case against superstar comic and philanthropist, Bill Cosby — once known as America's Dad.

'Gracious Address' By Queen Elizabeth II Won't Have All The Ceremonial Dress

Sat, 17 Jun 2017 08:40:00 -0400

All the pomp and circumstance of Elizabeth II's speech to Parliament won't be all the pomp and circumstance it usually is. That's a bummer for NPR's Melissa Block as she writes in this commentary.

Week In Politics: Russia Investigation, Senate Health Bill

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:38:00 -0400

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with political commentators E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of The New York Times about the political news of the week.

Is The Concern Artificial Intelligence — Or Autonomy?

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 11:36:00 -0400

At the end of the day, even the smartest computers are tools, our tools, and their intentions are our intentions — to the extent that we can speak of their intentions at all, says blogger Alva Noë.

What Are Our Best Clues To The Evolution Of Fire-Making?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:40:00 -0400

Fresh thinking about primates' attention to fire points to a gradual evolution of fire-making skills, says anthropologist Barbara J. King.

'Sharing Information' Or 'Leaking'?

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 11:36:00 -0400

NPR's policy on the language of leaks.