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In 'William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace,' Jar Jar Binks Plays the Fool
Jar Jar Binks is one of the most reviled Star Wars characters. But in the hands of Ian Doescher, author of William Shakespeare's The Phantom of Menace: Star Wars Part the First.
Charleston Civil Rights Leaders Point To Gentrification In Racial Justice Debate
Longtime civil rights campaigners in Charleston, S.C., say the current public outcry over police racism isn't rooted in racist laws as much as it is in gentrification and a shifting population.
Week In Politics: Hillary Clinton's Upcoming Announcement, Rand Paul's Remarks
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times.
Fort Hood Purple Heart Ceremony Honors Survivors Of 2009 Shooting
The military handed out nearly 50 awards Friday at Fort Hood in Texas. They were for the dozens of people who survived a deadly shooting rampage on the Army post in 2009. The Purple Hearts and Defense of Freedom medals came after years of lobbying.
President Obama, Raul Castro To Share Face Time At Americas Summit
The leaders of all 35 nations in the Western Hemisphere gather for the first time ever this week at the Summit of the Americas.
Removing Cuba From U.S. Terrorism List Would Be Mostly 'Symbolic'
NPR's Audie Cornish talks about the history of how Cuba ended up on the state-sponsored terrorism list.
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