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Reviewer Julia Keller says William Vollmann's new book, Last Stories and Other Stories, doesn't measure up to his previous work. (This review originally aired July 17, 2014 on All Things Considered.)
An experiment at a new production of Carmen has many wondering how technology will affect operagoers' experience. NPR's Arun Rath talks to Kim Witman, director of the Wolf Trap Opera.
Nora Sandigo is the legal guardian of hundreds of American-born children whose parents are here illegally. Without a guardian, they'd face foster homes or adoption if their parents are deported.
People who have come to do laundry with mingle with volunteers at a laundrom...
Doing the wash can be a chore, but for the poor, the cost of laundry often means forgoing other essentials. Laundry Love aims to relieve the burden with fellowship, free soap and lots of quarters.
Sunday Puzzle....
Today's puzzle is a game of categories based on the word peony (a type of flower). For each category, name something in the category beginning with each of the letters P-E-O-N-Y.
On top of Moscow's secretive foreign intelligence service, there's an even deeper layer of information gathering. NPR's Arun Rath talks to writer Mark Galeotti about the agency known as the GRU.