30 Years Of 'Heavy Metal Parking Lot,' The Classic 'Cult Classic' Film Shot outside an arena in suburban Maryland hosting a Judas Priest and Dokken double bill, the short documentary captured something vital about its moment in music history.
Iraqi Forces Shaken By ISIS Resistance In Fight For Mosul In the first week of an Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, the effort is slow and fraught with danger. Officials say the operation's on track, soldiers say it's more difficult than they were expecting.
Graceful Losers Triumph, In Spite Of Defeat One way or another, someone's going to lose on election night. And there's a graceful way to concede defeat, as Adlai Stevenson showed in 1952, and Al Gore did in the disputed 2000 election.
Anne Carson's Poetry Collection 'Float' In Unconventional Medium To Suit The Message Anne Carson's book of poems come in a clear plastic box where they 'float,' which is also the title of her new collection. NPR's Scott Simon talks with the poet about her work.
As Baseball Teams Close In On Championship, History Overshadows Cleveland And Chicago Will the Chicago Cubs beat the Dodgers to advance to the World Series? Will the Cleveland Indians bring home the city's second championship this year? Scott Simon talks with ESPN's Howard Bryant.
Clinton Strategy: Is It Worth Reaching For Traditionally Republican States? NPR's Scott Simon talks to Bill Burton, former National Press Secretary for the Obama '08 Presidential Campaign, about whether Hillary Clinton should pursue votes in these states to build on her lead.
Voice Actors Strike Against Video Game Companies The strike of the SAG-AFTRA union went into effect Friday after failed negotiations between the union's voice actors and video game employers, particularly over compensation and secrecy.
Election 2016: The Consequences Of Early Voting Early voting is underway in 37 states and the District of Columbia. NPR's Scott Simon talks to James Huffman, Dean Emeritus at the Lewis and Clark Law School, about the downsides of early voting.
What A Phillipines Realignment With China Could Mean For U.S. Relations In Asia Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte announced his "separation" from the U.S. this week. Cornell University Professor Thomas Pepinsky talks to NPR's Scott Simon about the implications.