Imagining The Power Of Edouard Manet's 'Very Active Muse' Maureen Gibbon's new novel, <em>Paris Red</em>, delves into the life of Victorine Meurent, Manet's favorite model and the central figure in some of his most famous paintings.
Who, Or What, Crashed The Market In A Flash In 2010? The cause of Wall Street's flash crash has been debated ever since it happened. Officials arrested a lone trader working in his parents' London home, but some question whether he was really to blame.
There's A Sad Reason 'Migrants,' Not 'Immigrants,' Is The Word Being Used Hundreds of people died this month when an overloaded ship sank in the Mediterranean Sea. They were on the move, but never reached their destinations.
To West Baltimoreans, 'The Largest Gang Is The ... Police' NPR's Scott Simon takes a walk through the neighborhoods of West Baltimore to talk with residents in the wake of Freddie Gray's death in police custody.
'Save Us, Save Us': A Poem For The Migrants Lost At Sea We asked poet Craig Morgan Teicher to find a poem to illuminate a recent news event. He says the capsized boat in the Mediterranean Sea made him think of Derek Mahon's "A Disused Shed in Co. Wexford."
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy On Gun Control, Vaccines And Science Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
Protesters Plan To 'Shut Down' Baltimore Saturday Demonstrations continue in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody. State troopers have been brought in to help control crowds. Gray will be laid to rest on Monday.
Powerful Quake Hits Nepal; Death Toll Rising An estimated 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Nepal on Saturday. It's being described as the strongest to hit the country in 81 years. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Kunda Dixit, editor at the Nepali Times.