March 8, 2014 | NPR · A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet had 239 people on board when it took off from Kuala Lumpur early Saturday. Families of those aboard are gathering near airports, fearing the worst.
March 8, 2014 | NPR · It took more than 90 rounds and a delay of two weeks, after judges ran out of words. But Jackson County, Mo., finally has its spelling bee champion, after two stellar spellers broke a tie Saturday.
March 8, 2014 | NPR · Dinaw Mengestu is known for writing about the immigrant experience, but his latest novel takes a slightly different tack: It’s about love born out of loneliness and need, and complicated by war.
March 8, 2014 | NPR · In 1998, the novelist befriended a rich, eccentric, art-loving Rockefeller — or so he thought. Kirn explores the man’s lies in Blood Will Out: The True Story of a Murder, a Mystery, and a Masquerade.
March 8, 2014 | NPR · Just a few years ago, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra was weathering a financial crisis and a bitter labor dispute. Tune in to Weekend Edition on Sunday to hear about its impressive recovery.
March 8, 2014 | NPR · “My microphone stand was a broom handle,” says singer Guy Garvey of his band’s early days. The UK alt-rockers have been at it a quarter century, driven by what he calls a kind of foolhardy enthusiasm.