Despite Its Beauty, Cuba Isn't Quite Ready For Tourists When NPR's Scott Simon has visited Cuba, he saw two economies — one for tourists and one for residents. He reflects on whether the thaw between the U.S. and Cuba can really transform that country.
Hollywood Pros Fear A Chilling Effect After Sony Bows To Hackers Some in the entertainment industry are wondering if they'll have to be careful now about the stories they tell or the jokes they make in the wake of Sony's withdrawal of <em>The Interview</em>.
A Snail So Hardcore It's Named After A Punk Rocker Inspired by the snails' spiky shells and acid-loving nature, researchers named the new species <em>Alviniconcha strummeri</em>, after Clash frontman Joe Strummer.
Author: Cuban Dissidents Feel Betrayed By Obama's Action In the wake of the announcement that the U.S. is restoring relations with Cuba, some Cuban exiles are wary. NPR's Scott Simon talks to Cuban-American author Carlos Eire about his reaction to the news.
Wexford Carols Brings Irish Holiday Relics To Life A new Christmas music collection resurrects Irish carols from the 17th century. NPR's Scott Simon talks to singer Caitriona O'Leary and producer Joe Henry about songs both sacred and political.
Turner Was A Brute, But He Painted With Romantic Radiance One of Britain's best-loved artists, J.M.W. Turner, has been brought to life on the big screen. A new film paints him as an occasionally boorish man who turns out incandescent work.
What A Thaw In Cuba Relations Means For Baseball Is it <em>viva la baseball,</em> now that President Obama has softened the U.S. stance toward Cuba? ESPN's Howard Bryant tells NPR's Scott Simon not to expect Cuba to throw open the doors to the MLB just yet.
Youth Who Led Tunisia's Uprising Frustrated With Pace Of Change The Arab Spring began in Tunisia in 2011 with the ousting of a dictator, but youth in that country seem unenthusiastic about elections on Sunday.