Books | Arts | EntertainmentNPR | Feb. 17, 2015 7:51 a.m.
Our favorite 14th-century poet and advice columnist Geoffrey Chaucer is back with sage words for lovers and beloved alike this Valentine's Day. And pictures of cats, "for cattes plese al folke."
Some Oregon businesses say slowdowns resulting from a labor dispute at West Coast ports are affecting their operations coming and going.
Laura Rose Wagner was in Haiti to research her Ph.D. thesis when a devastating earthquake hit in 2010. Wagner, like many others, spent hours trapped under the rubble. Now she's out with a new novel about making it through Haiti's post-earthquake life.
Virologist Dr. Sheik Humar Khan has been hailed a hero treating Ebola in Sierra Leone. He cared for dozens of patients before testing positive for Ebola and dying of the lethal virus, late last month.
Censors say the film takes liberties with its source material, the Book of Exodus, especially its depiction of the parting of the Red Sea. Also: American Sniper prepares to return to court.
"A Child's Christmas in Wales" is a holiday classic by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Now the book comes to life in a new version set to music by Welsh singer-songwriter Cerys Matthews.
A new study finds that people who read print books at bedtime fall asleep easier — and sleep better — than those who use an e-reader. Also: JRR Tolkien may have survived war due to a timely illness.
After another year of reading, the staff here at The World lists our favorite books of 2014.