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It could be the next big spy movie: an Estonian intelligence agent nabbed by Russia on spy charges. Russia says he was spying on them; Estonia says he was kidnapped in a cross-border raid.
Canadian author Margaret Atwood is the author of more than a dozen novels in...
Her new collection, Stone Mattress, features characters still shaped by events in their youth. She's also working on a project that's all about the future: a book that won't be read for a century.
Jason Moran's new album is titled All Rise: A Joyful Elegy For Fats Waller....
On a new tribute to Waller, Moran explores his subject's many contradictions: "The son of a preacher, the man who likes to drink, the man who finds his sorrow but expresses it through comedy."
A screengrab shows YouTube user DisneyCollector opening an egg surprise toy ...
The viral video trend of "unboxing" has reached the toddler demographic. One popular YouTube user has garnered millions of views on videos of opening Disney toys and other kitschy merchandise.
This week, President Obama said the U.S. would continue and expand military support to Iraqi forces fighting Sunni extremists. But the US. is not the only player there. Kate Brannen of Foreign Policy talks to NPR's Arun Rath about Iran's role in Iraq.
From Syria to Iraq, Ukraine, Liberia and even Ferguson, Missouri, the summer of 2014 has been full of terrible news. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Harvard's Steven Pinker to try to answer the question: Is the world getting more messy?