Lady Gaga's infamous meat dress goes on display at Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Thursday. It's part of a Women Who Rock exhibit. The dress is made from layers of Argentine beef. It's been preserved in a meat locker, treated with chemicals and dried out by taxidermists.
Jamil Ahmad spent decades as a civil servant in the northwest tribal regions of Pakistan. He started writing stories about the people and tribes he met. Some 40 years later, those stories are published in the book The Wandering Falcon. Steve Inskeep sat down with Ahmad recently in Pakistan.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has ordered the military to crack down on a rebellious town in the north. In 1982, President Hafez al-Assad, Bashar's father, ordered a military operation that killed at least 30,000 people. Joshua Landis, who writes the blog "Syria Comment," talks to Renee Montagne about the Assad family's legacy.
The administration sent a report to Capitol Hill on Wednesday addressing Congressional concerns about whether President Obama is in compliance with the War Powers Act. NPR's Mara Liasson reports the Libya debate is exposing some unusual shifts on foreign policy among Republicans.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou says he will reshuffle his Cabinet and seek a vote of confidence for his new government, after attempts to form a coalition government with opposition parties failed. There were also large protests yesterday against the country's austerity policy. Steve Inskeep talks to political analyst John Psaropoulos, about the situation in Greece.