Dec 5, 2013 — Speaking on the occasion of his 86th birthday, the ailing monarch asked Thais to do their duty to ensure stability and security in the nation.
Dec 5, 2013 — A Radio Diaries documentary offers a window into South Africa's half-century-long struggle for democracy through rare sound recordings of freedom fighter Nelson Mandela — and those who fought with and against him.
Dec 5, 2013 — NPR's Bob Mondello looks at two documentaries — Six by Sondheim and Tim's Vermeer — that delve deep into the creation of art, whether it's a sprawl of Broadway songs or a 17th-century oil-painting. (Recommended)
Dec 5, 2013 — Twitter and other social media outlets see an outpouring of comments on the life and death of Nelson Mandela.
Dec 5, 2013 — The South African leader's life held special power for black Americans, who lost many iconic civil rights leaders tragically early. Karen Grigsby Bates reflects on Mandela's legacy.
Dec 5, 2013 — The Asia trip is generating the kind of video and headlines that could prove useful if the vice president decides to run for president in 2016.
Dec 5, 2013 — The icon who became South Africa's first black president died after a prolonged lung infection.
Dec 5, 2013 — The Israeli drama S#x Acts digs deep into issues of sex and consent when a teenage girl, looking for the approval and acceptance of her peers, entertains the attentions of various boys. (Recommended)
Dec 5, 2013 — Just out of prison, a Pennsylvania man (Christian Bale) finds that his girlfriend has moved on and his younger brother is mixed up with criminals, in Out of the Furnace. Zoe Saldana, Woody Harrelson and Casey Affleck costar.
Dec 5, 2013 — The latest film from Joel and Ethan Coen (No Country for Old Men) focuses on a self-destructive folk singer just scraping by in Greenwich Village in the 1960s. Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, Justin Timberlake and John Goodman star. (Recommended)