'A Thousand Mirrors' Shows Two Views Of One Long, Brutal War In her new novel,<em> Island of a Thousand Mirrors</em>, Sri Lankan-American author Nayomi Munaweera shows the decades-long Sri Lankan civil war from the perspective of two girls who witness the horror.
Ty Segall Rocks Out — Acoustic-Style, And With More Polish The garage rocker performs stripped-down versions of songs from his new album, <em>Manipulator, </em>and tells NPR's Arun Rath why the new songs are less rough around the edges than some of his earlier work.
Islamic State Suffers Rare Defeat In Amerli On Sunday, Iraqi and Kurdish forces broke a nearly 80-day siege by the Islamic State on the town of Amerli, where residents now have enough food and water for the first time in weeks.
X Prize Competition Could Make 'Tricorder' A Reality Many <em>Star Trek</em> gadgets have made the journey from science fiction to real life. Arun Rath talks to Grant Campany about the X Prize Foundation's competition to bring the medical tricorder to life.
'Lady Al-Qaida' And The Business Of Prisoner Swaps Arun Rath talks to journalist Shane Harris about his Foreign Policy story on "Lady al-Qaida," Aafia Siddiqui. The Pakistani-born woman was arrested in Afghanistan in 2008.
PTSD Goes Largely Untreated In Iraq's Kurdish Region The U.S. military's attention to PTSD is well-documented but Kurdish fighters living with the same disorder haven't received nearly as much care. Arun Rath talks to journalist Jenna Krajeski.
Guantanamo Defense Lawyer Resigns, Says U.S. Case Is 'Stacked' One of the lawyers for self-proclaimed Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed resigned from the Army last week. He tells NPR the government is putting on a "show trial."
The Other Rock History What makes an essential rock song? Music journalist Greil Marcus argues that it's not the stature of the performer, but the degree to which a song tells the story of rock 'n' roll itself.
When Wildlife Documentaries Jump The Shark Networks like the Discovery Channel have been criticized for pushing entertainment at the cost of science, with fake "documentaries" about everything from mermaids to mythical monster sharks.