May 13, 2013 Florida GOP Sen. Marco Rubio has come under increasing criticism from the right over his strong and visible support for immigration overhaul. Matt Wuerker thinks it's because many Republicans can't see political benefits, while Mike Luckovich blames it on a party that hasn't made up its mind.
May 12, 2013 Dan Reynolds reminds us of the many roles our moms fill, and Dave Granlund salutes yet one more.
May 12, 2013 Andrzej Szczypiorski's The Beautiful Mrs. Seidenman is a book set in Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Author Courtney Angela Brkic says reading it helped her understand her father, whose family had lived through the second world war.
May 12, 2013 For our series on the Changing Lives of Women, we're asking NPR women about their careers — and inviting you to join the conversation. We asked Cokie Roberts, who was NPR's longtime congressional correspondent, to reflect on how women get support.
May 11, 2013 For those lucky enough to have a mother to thank, consider putting pen to paper for a heartfelt letter of gratitude and appreciation. Your mom will surely love it, and the science says it's good for you.
May 11, 2013 A Pentagon report says the number of sexual assaults in the military rose by more than one-third since 2010. Mike Keefe blames the increase on the way the military has handled past complaints, while Joel Pett thinks it confirms the adage that armed forces reflect the society they come from.
May 10, 2013 The work of the Dutch master Johannes Vermeer has long puzzled the art world. Some of his pieces just don't quite fit. They're a little off. What gives? Author Benjamin Binstock has an idea, an idea that commentator Alva Noë finds appealing.
May 10, 2013 Baz Luhrmann's extravagant adaptation of The Great Gatsby makes two fatal and contradictory errors of adaptation.
May 10, 2013 What would it be like to be a string that made music? Not anything simple, like a guitar string or a cello string, but a magical string, a sine curve that's taut then loose, that doubles then doubles again, that sheds then dissolves into showers of notes.
May 10, 2013 Promising "whistleblower" testimony, GOP Rep. Daryl Issa's House oversight panel held hearings about last year's attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Tim Campbell is convinced that the Obama administration is hiding something, while Mike Luckovich heard nothing new during testimony.