NPR's Scott Simon remembers artist Julie Green, who died this week. Green's painted plate project, "The Last Supper," depicts the final meal of death row inmates.
Everyone's talking about the Netflix series Squid Game, about debt-ridden South Koreans playing deadly kids' games for cash — and if you feel like you're missing some cultural context, we can help.
Chicago residents are upset about a foul liquid running through their streets. NPR's Scott Simon notes that runoff from rundown garbage trucks has long had a stomach-turning nickname: "The Gravy."
NPR's Scott Simon remarks on the death of Ndakasi, the gorilla who went viral for a photobomb a few years ago. A picture taken of her last moments in her caretaker's arms also went viral this week.
The Great Chicago Fire happened 150 years ago. NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the tragedy's historical impact and modern relevance.
On Wednesday, Jamie Spears was suspended as his daughter's conservator. Is all the media attention, including three new Spears documentaries, still welcome?
The pop star was forced into psychiatric care — and compelled to pay for it. That could happen to anyone during an episode of serious mental illness, adding a financial threat to the health woes.
Cuba is one of dozens of countries, including some U.S. allies, using emergency powers to stifle free expression.
Scott Simon questions the automatic aldermanic pay raises in Chicago even as three aldermen face criminal charges in federal court.
NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the displays of unity and diversity following the Sept. 11 attacks.
NPR's Scott Simon remarks on this week's indictments in the 2019 death of Elijah McClain. He had committed no crime, but police used a carotid hold on him and paramedics injected him with a sedative.
Ukrainians have watched the U.S. exit from Afghanistan with dismay and are desperate to hear reassurance of support as President Volodymyr Zelenskyy visits Washington, two former U.S. diplomats write.
Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Panthéon in Paris 46 years after her death. The famed entertainer will be the first Black woman to receive the honor. Scott Simon reflects on her legacy.
Host Scott Simon shares the reaction of Zalmai Yawar, an Afghan who first served as a translator for NPR 20 years ago, to the country's return to Taliban control. Yawar now lives in the U.S.
A bungled process led executive producer Mike Richards to be announced as the next host of Jeopardy! Now, an unsurprising rolling disaster has led to the announcement that he will not, in fact, host.