Rick Rubin could have written about the music industry and insider stories. Instead, he spent eight years writing what is basically a spiritual text about making something meaningful.
Liz Magill's resignation comes days after congressional testimony by her and other university presidents drew fierce backlash. Scott Bok, the chair of the university's board of trustees, also quit.
The centuries-old Omari Mosque, Gaza's oldest, was badly damaged in an Israeli strike. An Israeli official told NPR it was targeted because militants were using a tunnel near the structure.
Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Harris, is the highest-level official to criticize the presidents of Harvard, MIT and the University of Pennsylvania for their testimony this week.
The war between Israel and Hamas, as well as a rise in antisemitism, has many Jews unsure how to celebrate Hanukkah this year. Some say they're focusing on hope and hospitality in dark times.
The LeeVees came to NPR's Tiny Desk for a special performance of songs from their holiday album Hanukkah Rocks.
Although Americans have grown less likely to identify with an organized religion in recent decades, Pew Research has found many say they are spiritual in some way.
To get a sense of how synagogues are celebrating the holiday, we hear from two rabbis about their congregations' plans to celebrate Hanukkah.
Hear some of our favorite stories about the festival of lights, plus a special Tiny Desk performance by The LeeVees.
Here's how one professor holds on to the pacifism and silent meditation espoused by Quakers when the world feels like it's on fire.
Atlantic writer Tim Alberta grew up in the evangelical church, the son of a pastor. His book, The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory, examines why so many evangelicals are ardent Trump supporters.
Francis' planned Saturday address would have been the first time a pope had addressed a U.N. climate conference, which is taking place in Dubai.
A Connecticut church has found a creative approach to help grieving people talk about their loss. It's called a "wind phone" and it's a place to say what you want to say to the people you've lost.
Some churches are arching their backs against earlier and earlier celebrations of Christmas by extending Advent, the season that leads up to Christmas.
A strong majority of Jewish Americans are Democrats, but the Israel-Hamas war is highlighting fault lines in the Democratic Party over U.S. policy toward Israel.