Science says the sun will rise again tomorrow.
Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images
May 31, 2011 It's not honest to pick and choose between the science you like and the science you deny, according to commentator Adam Frank. He says you should chose between accepting all of the fruits of science or none at all.
May 31, 2011 Two artists defy the laws of Cartoon Land, and imagine a world where the stars of beloved comic strips are all grown up.
Breckin Meyer and Mark-Paul Gosselaar star in TNT's new lawyer show, Franklin & Bash.
May 31, 2011 TNT is bringing a new lawyer show, Franklin & Bash, to television. Like many lawyer shows, it is convinced that what judges and juries are really looking for from attorneys is wacky, wacky behavior.
The cast of True Blood lounges in the bayou of Louisiana, where the show is set. The vampire soap's fourth season begins June 26.
May 31, 2011 The third season of HBO's vampire soap True Blood is now out on DVD. TV critic David Bianculli says the show's success proves that vampires — more than werewolves, zombies or witches — will turn out to be the most durable media monsters of all.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/136712038/136815999" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
University students gather around a dove drawn with flowers during a demonstration against violence in Monterrey, Mexico, Friday, March 11.
May 31, 2011 In Monterrey, Mexico organized crime and drugs were taking a toll. The desperate city asked for help from the military but many would come to regret it. Nik Steinberg of The Nation tells the city's story.
May 31, 2011 According to Milt Prigee and John Darkow, the price of gas (even when it drops) may put the American driving holiday in peril.
Wisconsin, a left-leaning swing state, will be important for the next presidential election.
May 31, 2011 Swings states that appear to be headed left are going to be vital for Republicans to take the White House. Jeffrey H. Anderson of The Weekly Standard does the math on toss-up states with large populations.
Oprah Winfrey ended her talk show last week after 25 years on air. Winfrey is also the founder of O, The Oprah Magazine.
May 31, 2011 Helena Andrews of The Root walked 40 miles a week getting to and from her minimum wage internship at O, The Oprah Magazine - all for Oprah. But, in the end, she realized it was all part of her destiny.
26th U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt signs bills in the White House in 1903. Political pundits have been critical of Roosvelt's lasting influence on current GOP hopefuls.
May 31, 2011 Pundits from left to right have questioned the apparent uprising of 26th president Teddy Roosevelt's influence on current politics. Michael Green of Foreign Policy says Republicans should embrace the influential leader from 102 year ago.
May 31, 2011 As countries across the globe rise against repressive governments, it's easy to feel that freedom will find a happy ending. But Joshuah Kurlantzick of The New Republic warns that these anecdotal situations may hide the reality of a worldwide decline in democracy.
May 30, 2011 Memorial Day, originally Decoration Day, began as commemoration of soldiers who died in the Civil War. Gary Varvel and Milt Prigee remind us why the solemn holiday is more than just a three day weekend.
May 30, 2011 Short story month is just about over, but take heed: if diving into the latest bestseller seems too daunting, the short story could be the form of fiction for you. Atlantic writer and producer Miriam Krule suggests three collections that are complex and nuanced despite their brevity — and perfect for your morning commute.
May 29, 2011 Nature's fury has shown itself in killer tornadoes that have swept the Midwest and the South. Now comes hurricane season, which officially begins on Wednesday. Essayist Diane Roberts has seen both kinds of storm and knows which she'd rather deal with.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/136765613/136765825" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
May 29, 2011 All jokes about the weather and the accents aside, NPR's Jackie Northam has always been proud to be Canadian. This month though, she raised her right hand and took the oath to become an American citizen. In this essay she explains why after 15 years, she is ready to call herself an American.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/136686074/136765563" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
May 29, 2011 Mike Peters welcomes former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty to the race for the 2012 Republican nomination for president, while Dave Granlund thinks former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's "One Nation Bus Tour" could presage her run.
NPR thanks our sponsors
Become an NPR sponsor