February 11, 2011 In 1811, more than 200 slaves revolted against plantations along the Mississippi River near New Orleans. White planters formed militias to quash what became known as the German Coast Uprising. Two white men and almost half of the rebels were killed. One of the leaders of the revolt was Charles Deslondes. Guy Raz, host of NPR's Weekend All Things Considered, pays tribute to Deslondes.
December 10, 2010 Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz reads two books a week for the show. Of the 104 books he read last year, Jonathan Franzen's Freedom "stands alone."
November 21, 2010 This past week, Fox News president Roger Ailes referred to NPR executives as "Nazis." As Weekend All Things Considered host Guy Raz writes, it's a word that pains the hundreds of thousands who are still struggling with the legacy of World War II.
August 8, 2010 Judt was best known as a public intellectual for his essays on contemporary politics and American foreign policy. More recently, he became a lightning rod for his criticism of Israel. He died Friday of complications from Lou Gehrig's disease.
August 6, 2010 The singer, as widely known for her eccentric outfits and behavior as she is for her voice, is easily the most famous Icelander in the world. Inspired by childhood adventures walking among lava fields, Bjork's music is full of stories about pitch-dark forests and tiny sparks that live within them. Her music may prove challenging to listen to, but there are always moments of beauty and transcendence.