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Browse More Than 250 Standout Titles From 2014 Selected By NPR Staff And Cri...
This year, Fresh Air's book critic rejects the tyranny of the decimal system and picks 12 titles published in 2014 — all with characters, scenes and voices that linger long past the last page.
Timothy Spall says he had to use a lot of empathy to play a character like M...
The 19th century painter wasn't always "very pleasant" and he was a "man of massive contradictions," Spall says. So Spall says he had to "dig deep" to play the title role in Mr. Turner.
Oil production has been booming in Texas, fueled by technological advances. But the fall in oil prices will slow things down. The coming year is likely to see a weeding out of the weakest producers.
In Lima, Peru, almost all of the world's governments agreed on a document meant to galvanize efforts to curb climate change. While the outcome was modest, it did establish some important principles.
The city of Libby was home to a mine that blanketed residents in asbestos dust for decades. After years of cleanup, the Environmental Protection Agency now says most of the risk is gone.
Over the weekend, Congress voted on a $1.1 trillion bill to keep the government open. Some lawmakers alienated colleagues by trying to sink the bill with roadblocks to draw attention to their issues.