The author of “Give War and Peace a Chance: Tolstoyan Wisdom for Trouble Times” explains why now more than ever, Vladimir Putin should be reading Russia’s most famous literary masterpiece.
Unearthed memos reveal that for years the government would "lean over backwards" to fire gay staffers, who inspired "revulsion."
In the past three years, the number of homegrown militia groups in the U.S. has more than tripled to over 300. Many are benign, but others are putting their arsenals to use.
There's a national sport in India and it's not baseball or even cricket. It's politics. Some 550 million people made it to the polls in the longest and best-financed democratic election in the country's history.
Filmmaker Kenneth Gyang says people in Nigeria are feeling a deep sense of outrage and powerlessness, and some are beginning to conclude that Boko Haram and its kidnappings have become normal in Nigeria now.
At what point does climate change become a national security issue? One retired general explains why global climate change is not just an environmental issue but a military one, too.
The tradition of writing to a wise person for advice is alive and well. And if you're a political reporter—or if you're dating one—the person you might find yourself writing to for romantic advice might be a senator.
British lawyer Maya Lester has been getting calls from Russians that have been sanctioned over the Ukraine crises. She's made a successful career helping Iranian, Syrians and others get off blacklists for two decades.
Ten days after 9/11, Mark Stroman walked into a gas station and shot a Bangladeshi immigrant named Rais Bhuiyan in the face. Bhuiyan started a campaign to have his attacker spared from the death penalty. New York Times Columnist Anand Giridharadas chronicles Bhuiyan and Stroman's stories in his new book.
In 1998, the Colts picked Payton Manning and Ryan Leaf went to the Chargers. The draft produced one of the greatest busts in history. What have we learned about the science of evaluating human talent?
No two book clubs are alike. What makes yours one-of-a-kind? As part of a new reading series, The Takeaway is showcasing unique book clubs from around the country.
Hundreds of Nigerian citizens took to the streets yesterday to demand the safe release of hundreds of schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram, calling on government and military officials to do more to rescue the girls who have now been held captive for more than two weeks.
It's the last day of April, which means it's also the last day of National Poetry Month. Today also marks the end of The Takeaway's month-long poetry series called "This Is Where."
Around the country, Takeaway listeners have been submitting their own poems about places that carry meaning, and among the memorable poems was this one from a listener from Palestine, Texas.
College students learn how to build their own businesses. But what if the process started with even younger students?
For around 12 million Americans, a trailer park home is simply the best bet financially. That's why two former Wall Street investment bankers are getting into the business.
It's National Poetry month and our friends at WLRN have launched a poetry project they're calling "This Is Where." We've asked you to submit your own poems about places that have had meaning.
Research suggests that inmates who participated in prison college programs are 43 percent less likely to return to a life of crime. But the idea of giving prisoners a college education remains unpopular.
What the fans may not realize is that one of the greatest New York–Boston rivalries didn’t happen on a baseball diamond, it happened underground, spurring the very thing that may be bringing fans to a game: The subway.
In collaboration with our friends down in Miami at WLRN, we're collecting poems that include the words, "This is where." You can participate by sending us a poem about a place that matters to you.