For his directorial debut, actor Ralph Fiennes brings William Shakespeare's work to the big screen with a modern adaptation of Coriolanus. Fiennes also stars as the eponymous Roman general, a role he played on the stage 11 years ago.
The original play, Fiennes tells weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz, is complex.
"I had this feeling that if you were to clear away a lot of the denser passages, and shorten it and edit it, you are left actually with a very visceral, sinewy political thriller," Fiennes says.
Miles and Kent Romney, (left to right), distant cousins of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. Miles believes his cousin's candidacy is nothing less than prophetic.
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Colonia Juarez is an orderly, prosperous town with a population of approximately 1,000 people, located at the foot of the western Sierra Madres in Mexico. Of the population, most are Mormons and about 40 are Romneys.
Arab foreign ministers are meeting in Cairo on Sunday to decide whether or not to continue the Arab League's monitoring mission in violence-torn Syria. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Lourdes Garcia-Navarro.
Former Speaker Newt Gingrich is the winner of the South Carolina Republican presidential primary. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney placed second. NPR's Debbie Elliott talks with South Carolina voters about who they voted for in Saturday's primary and how they made their decisions.
As technology gets better — and cheaper — it's becoming easier for authoritarian governments to watch and record their populations' every move. John Villasenor of the Brookings Institution joins host Rachel Martin to discuss the phenomenon.