Laurel Dalrymple appears in the following:
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.
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?
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.
Monday, February 16, 2015
They've all helped create our nation, but do you know who they are?
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.
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.
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.
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 battles.
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.
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.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
The largest and oldest house on San Francisco's oft-photographed "Postcard Row" had languished on the market since March.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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. Footsteps. Wails. Whispers. For decades, people have told the same eerie stories, over and over again.
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 locked in a decaying cell all alone ... unless you count the ghosts.
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 business, not a love story. But on a small farm in Maryland, a love story happens anyway.
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 success, no one seems as surprised as the 62-year-old McGaughey to be pursuing one of the sport's top honors.