Residents of the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif stormed into a United Nations compound Friday to protest a Florida preacher's burning of the Quran. Host Guy Raz speaks with James Fallows of The Atlantic about how that event may prove to be a sea change in the U.N.'s involvement in Afghanistan.
Nickelodeon just announced its fall programming will include blocks of shows originally aired in the mid-1990s — everything from Rugrats to Pete and Pete. The network's effort appears to target a generation that may be the last to tie its childhood to television.
After struggling with depression for most of his adult life, writer David Foster Wallace committed suicide on Sept. 12, 2008 at age 46.
In one of his final acts, he tidied up the manuscript of a novel he'd been working on. The book was to be a follow-up to his 1996 masterwork, Infinite Jest. He called it The Pale King, and many said it would be a monumental contribution to contemporary fiction.
Comedian Marc Maron's popular podcast, called WTF, gets roughly 200,000 downloads a week — or it did. But that number seems to be growing. Maron tells All Things Considered host Guy Raz on Saturday's show that in the first half of March, he'd already had a million downloads.