May 19, 2013 — The British beat-makers shed their electronics in pursuit of a sound designed to translate live. For their second album, Mount Kimbie's Dominic Maker and Kai Campos even trot out languid vocal performances and a real live drum kit, while still sounding like themselves in the process.
May 19, 2013 — The producer's best album since the mid-'90s, False Idols is one of 2013's biggest surprises so far. His signature mix of menace and seduction still sounds contemporary after Tricky's more than 20 years in (and out of) the spotlight.
May 19, 2013 — Marling's songs dig well beyond the everyday, with each sung in a wise, dusky, brooding voice that always seems in control of its surroundings. The U.K. folksinger's fourth album, Once I Was an Eagle, takes a remarkable journey over the course of 16 hypnotic, subtly inventive songs.
May 19, 2013 — Eight years after his last album with Harvey Danger, Nelson returns with a wonderfully catchy and quotable solo record. True to virtually every piece of music the singer-songwriter has ever written, Make Good Choices is fueled by a cocktail of quotability and charm.
May 19, 2013 — In this week's podcast of Weekends on All Things Considered: A look at the state of Rhode Island as it fights for economic stability. Also, intern rights, writer Clair Messud, and how a 1965 American novel became a hit in Europe. Plus, Amanda Knox on her new memoir, and a-capella king Deke Sharon.
May 19, 2013 — Qusair is a strategically important town that lies between Homs, where the Syrian uprising began two years ago, and the Lebanese border. If President Bashar Assad's troops - reportedly backed by Hezbollah fighters — regain the town, they would control an important route from the coast to the capital, Damascus.
May 19, 2013 — College students and recent graduates crammed the top floor of a tech hub in Nairobi for a competition built around the theme "Solutions for the Next Billion Mobile Users." Africa has more than 600 million mobile phone users (approximately 11 percent of the global total) - and the number is growing.
May 19, 2013 — President Obama delivered a rare, very personal speech during the commencement ceremony at the historically black college.
May 19, 2013 — Like the missiles on Saturday, the projectile missed neighboring countries. The U.S. called the launch "provocations."
May 19, 2013 — The iconic Industrial Trust Tower in downtown Providence is empty for the first time in 85 years. Developers want to turn it into luxury apartments — and want the state and city to pay for it. But Providence — like the rest of Rhode Island — faces its own economic problems, as well as a recent failed investment.