Handmade Signs From Homeless People Lead To Art, Understanding Artist Willie Baronet is on a 24-city, 31-day trek across the country this month, buying handmade signs from homeless people. He says the project has changed the way he views homelessness.
'Love And Drowning' In The U.S. Virgin Islands In the <em>Land of Love and Drowning</em>, the islands are a magical setting for three generations of one family living through the modern history of the territory as it passes from Danish to American hands.
Lessons In Manhood: A Boys' School Turns Work Into Wonders At the East Bay School for Boys, teachers try to channel students' frenetic energy into resilience and creativity. They call shop class "work," and emphasize softer skills like empathy.
On The Eve Of Ramadan's End, Fighting Resumes In Gaza Israel and Hamas carried out a rhetorical battle Sunday over the fate of dueling offers to extend a ceasefire. In the end, the fighting resumed after Saturday's 12-hour truce. Israel vowed to continue its military campaign, targeting tunnels along the border. Wary Gazans prepared as best they could for the feast that marks the end of Ramadan.
Sorry, Lucy: The Myth Of The Misused Brain Is 100 Percent False The new Scarlett Johannson movie, <em>Lucy</em>, is based on the idea that most people only use only 10 percent of their brains. As it turns out, that idea is completely untrue — but it's oddly persistent.
Veterans Advocacy Group Puts Corinthian Colleges On Blacklist This past week, a group called Student Veterans of America announced a list of for-profit colleges that they claim are recruiting vets while simultaneously closing and selling off campuses. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with SVA president D. Wayne Robinson.
Violence Spikes Anew In Iraq, As Islamic State Looks To Expand Bloodshed is escalating in Baghdad as the militant group known as the Islamic State seeks to expand its territory in Iraq. NPR's Eric Westervelt talks to reporter Alice Fordham in Erbil about life under the rule of the radical Islamic group.
What It's Like To Own Your Very Own Harrier Jump Jet The Harrier Jump Jet is known for vertical take-offs and landings. It also has an accident-prone track record, but that didn't dissuade one pilot from buying his dream plane.
Fighting Quickly Resumes As Cease-Fire Ends In Gaza A 12-hour cease-fire held all day in Gaza and diplomats, including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, urged an extension. But before midnight, militants had resumed firing into Israel. The truce allowed Palestinians to venture from their homes to count the dead, as Israel warned Hamas not to use the period as an opportunity to re-arm.