Nina Gregory

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#NPRreads: Compton, The Burger Lady And A Crisis

Friday, August 14, 2015

From a strong overview of Dr. Dre's new project to a breakdown of the facts on Europe's migrant crisis: Here are the stories we were reading this week.


#NPRReads: Considering The Language Of Wine And What's In A Toddler's Mouth

Friday, July 31, 2015

Also, we explore a piece that argues that you should want robots to take your job. No. Seriously.


Comic-Con Goers Brave Long Lines At Annual Pop Culture Convention

Friday, July 10, 2015

Many of the thousands of people passing through Comic-Con hope to get something exclusive, such as a book, toy, an autograph or encounter with a star, or a sneak peek of an unreleased movie. And in order to get these things, first they have to stand in line.


Jennifer Lawrence And A Cast Of Characters Light Up Comic-Con

Friday, July 10, 2015

It's time again for Comic-Con, the massive annual pop culture convention. We visit San Diego to hear all about what's happening in a galaxy far, far away.


TV And Hollywood Pattern-Maker Sells A Three-Decades Cache

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Exciting and colorful Hollywood treasures turn up at the estate sale of a woman who made patterns for renowned costume designers Edith Head and Bob Mackie.


You're Just A Blob In Layers Of Plastic

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ever wondered what it feels like to get into one of the moon suits that Ebola workers wear for protection? At a TED Talk, Bill Gates gave audience members a chance to climb in and see.


A New 3-D Printing Method Is Rising Out Of The Ooze

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Remember how the T-1000 in Terminator 2 re-formed out of molten metal? The folks at Carbon3D figured out how to do that in real life, and what they created may be the next iteration of 3-D printing.


Poetry In Motion: Prima Ballerina Retires After 3-Decade Career

Friday, October 17, 2014

Wendy Whelan, 47, will give her final performance with the New York City Ballet on Saturday. NPR spent time with the dancer as she prepared for her goodbye.


It's Time For Comic-Con!

Friday, July 25, 2014

The annual pop culture convention underway in San Diego is not just for comic books — it brings the biggest stars from film, television and books together with their fans to talk about upcoming, and vintage, work.


Q&A: Nintendo President Says Don't Count Out Mario

Thursday, June 12, 2014

The once-powerful name in gaming has been relegated to third-place status in recent years. Nintendo of America chief Reggie Fils-Aime says Mario and other franchises are key to the company's future.


Once A Boon For Investors, House Flipping Is Back

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Popular during the housing boom, flipping houses is when investors buy a house, fix it up and then resell it within six months. With an improving economy, investors are at it again. In parts of California, it's happening at some of the fastest rates in a decade.


Casino Gambling Data Shows Economic Conditions Are Better

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Casino gambling is back to pre-recession levels in the U.S., according to a new report from the gaming industry. One in three Americans went to a casino last year, and those who opened their wallets wagered a total of $37 billion, about 5 percent more than the previous year.


Drifting Attracts Next Generation Of Racing Fans

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Competitive drifting is a growing niche in auto racing. There's no checkered flag, just judges scoring drivers on their screeching, sliding skids around hair-raising curves.


Tax Day Is This Statue Of Liberty's Last Day Of Work

Monday, April 15, 2013

At the corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and 28th Street in Los Angeles, you'll find Robert Oliver wearing a Statue of Liberty costume and dancing to promote Liberty Tax Service. "I'm never embarrassed to be out here," he says. "I'm proud of what I do."


Ex-KPMG Partner Accused Of Insider Trading

Friday, April 12, 2013

Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles have charged former KPMG partner Scott London with insider trading. London, once the head of the accounting firm's L.A. office, is accused of giving tips to a friend in exchange for cash and a Rolex watch


Could This Robot Save Your Job?

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Baxter is billed by his makers as a "collaborative manufacturing robot." It can work alongside humans to do simple, repetitive tasks. While some analysts fear that automation like this will kill jobs, Baxter's inventor says such robots could preserve jobs by helping the U.S. remain competitive.


A Kenyan Teen's Discovery: Let There Be Lights To Save Lions

Friday, March 01, 2013

Richard Turere, 13, put his father's cows in a pen at night. That's when the trouble would start. Lions would jump in the shed and kill the farm animals. One night he was walking around with a flashlight and discovered the lions were scared of a moving light. A light went on inside him and an idea was born.