Laurel Dalrymple

Laurel Dalrymple appears in the following:

For Centuries, People Have Searched For Answers In The Bottom Of A Tea Cup

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

The practice of reading tea leaves had its heyday during Victorian times, when fascination with the occult and self-analysis thrived. It was safer than other forms of divination and persists today.


Tea Tuesdays: Matcha-maker, Matcha-maker, Make Me Some Tea

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Matcha green tea is taking off in America, but the Japanese have been drinking it for eight centuries. What happens when commercialism meets tradition?


Tea Tuesdays: Tea, Tao And Tourists — China's Mount Hua Is Three-Part Harmony

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

One of China's five sacred mountains, Mount Hua is a lotus-shaped range of peaks and hub of Taoism. It has many harrowing paths to well-being — and to tea.


Presidents Day Deal: Pass Our Quiz, Win Nothing

Monday, February 16, 2015

They've all helped create our nation, but do you know who they are?


Is Hello Kitty A Cat Or A Girl?

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The pop-cult icon may not be, as it turns out, a cat that looks like a girl, but a girl who looks like a cat.


Hurricane Arthur Is No Match For Man In Ocean With Facebook

Friday, July 04, 2014

Richard Neal, of Mint Hill., N.C., chronicled the storm from his point of view, which was a pretty darn good one.


For Sale: South Dakota Town With Bar, $399,000

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

The prairie hamlet of Swett — population 2 plus a dog — comes with 6 acres, a house, three trailers, an old tire shop and a Volvo semi. If you don't have the money, no Swett.


Meanstruation: HelloFlo's Mother-Daughter War Is Funny, And Sad

Monday, June 23, 2014

The company's popular new ad for "period starter kits" has lightened the mood on a difficult subject, but NPR's Laurel Dalrymple thinks tween angst is hard enough without petty family...


The Twisty Tale Of The World's Most Expensive Stamp

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The British Guiana One-Cent Black on Magenta begins its journey in a young Scottish boy's collection and passes through the hands of a delusional killer. It was auctioned Tuesday for $9.5 million.


Dad Catches Rockies' Home Run With One Hand; Baby Is Safe

Monday, June 16, 2014

A San Francisco Giants fan snatched the homer on Father's Day while holding his 1-year-old son. One day earlier, another Giants fan caught a foul ball while also holding a child.


A San Francisco 'Painted Lady' Sells For $900K Under Asking Price

Saturday, June 14, 2014

The largest and oldest house on San Francisco's oft-photographed "Postcard Row" had languished on the market since March.


Heroes Among Us: When Ordinary People Become Extraordinary

Friday, June 06, 2014

There are heroes on the battlefield, but there are also heroes like Seattle Pacific University student Jon Meis, who tackled a gunman and, with other students, held him down until police arrived.


An Inability To Connect With Horses Isn't Why Racing Is Failing

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

There is a perception that Americans would rather play slot machines and watch car racing because those things are more relatable than horses. NPR's Laurel Dalrymple doesn't think that is true.


What To Do With A Whale Carcass? Question Looms Large In Small Town

Thursday, May 01, 2014

Trout River, Newfoundland, is dealing with a methane-filled blue whale that washed up and some fear may explode. One resident, B&B owner Doris Sheppard, says all the spectacle is good for business.


What Would It Take To Destroy A Black Box?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

When a plane crashes, it can take many months or years to find the black box that provides clues to what happened. Just what are these devices, how do they work, and why can they be so hard to find?


Does It Help To Get Angry At Someone With Addiction?

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

What do artists like Philip Seymour Hoffman owe us, after all? Do they owe us their art? Or is their art a gift — for as long we have it?


Is Eastern State Penitentiary Really Haunted?

Thursday, October 24, 2013

At Philadelphia's historic prison, Cellblock 12 is known for cackling and echoing voices, Cellblock 6 for shadowy figures darting along the walls, Cellblock 4 for ghostly faces. Foots...


At An Abandoned Philadelphia Prison, All Hell Breaks Loose

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Eastern State Penitentiary is not only one of the nation's creepiest historical landmarks, but it is also one of its top haunted attractions. And this year, you could find yourself lo...


An Abandoned Racehorse Finds Love On The Home Stretch

Saturday, June 08, 2013

America loves racehorses in movies and books, and we love to watch them in races like Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Yet we also slaughter them by the thousands, for their meat. It's a bu...


For Trainer Of Derby Champion, 'My Dream Came True'

Friday, May 17, 2013

Shug McGaughey is the trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who runs Saturday in the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of thoroughbred racing's Triple Crown. Despite his long record of...