Serri Graslie

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#NPRreads: On America's First Suicide Bombing And Its Influential Pizza Lobby

Friday, March 06, 2015

#NPRreads is a new feature we're testing out on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers throughout our newsroom will share pieces that have kept them reading. They'll share tidbits on Twitter using the #NPRreads hashtag, and on occasion we'll share a longer ...


Pick Up Your Smartphone Less Often. You Might Think Better.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Our friends at the WNYC podcast New Tech City recently challenged you to put down the smartphone to see what sort of brilliance beckoned. We check in on the results.


Millennials Rewrite The Census For A Better Sense Of Selfie

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Millennials are the largest and most diverse generation in American history. Some 18 to 34-year-olds say the act of taking a selfie for the #NPRCensus taught them more about themselves — and others.


Free-Climbing Yosemite's El Capitan Takes A Team — And Time

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Two rock climbers are close to finishing a hugely ambitious project on El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley — free-climbing the Dawn Wall. They talked to NPR's Melissa Block from the rock face.


What Did You Learn In 2014?

Sunday, December 07, 2014

For a year-end feature, All Things Considered wants to know: What did you learn in 2014?

It's a very easy exercise: We're asking people across all walks of life to relate (in one minute or less) one thing they learned this year. It could be funny or serious, physical or ...


Gravy And Gallstones: Your Memorable Thanksgiving Grace Moments

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Especially at Thanksgiving, saying grace is a family ritual for many Americans. We asked you to share your stories and traditions — and they ran the gamut, from heartwarming to horrifying.


These Are Your Millennials, America

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Millennials are the largest and most diverse generation in America. For our New Boom series, we asked millennials (ages 18-34) to take a selfie that includes their Census categories for identity (race, ethnic origin, sex) and the categories they wish they could choose. The result is ...


The 'Sioux Chef' Is Putting Pre-Colonization Food Back On The Menu

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Like most chefs, Sean Sherman practically lives in the kitchen. But in his spare time, this member of the Oglala Lakota tribe has been on a quest to identify the foods his ancestors ate on the Great Plains before European settlers appeared on the scene. After years of researching and ...


Millennials, Put A Face On Your Generation With Our #NPRCensus

Monday, October 06, 2014

The millennial generation is rich with superlatives — the biggest, the most diverse, the least religious, the most connected, the least patriotic, the most accepting (of gay marriage, marijuana legalization), the least trusting, the least married, the most educated and the most unemployed.

Over the next several weeks, NPR will ...


Break Out The Hanky: Tom's Got It Out For Your Tearducts

Monday, August 04, 2014

For All Things Considered's series on Men in America, we asked the guys out there: What are the movies that make you cry? While reading through the 5,000+ responses, we started to notice a recurring theme — or should we say, a recurring man: Tom Hanks.



The Average American Man Is Too Big For His Britches

Friday, July 25, 2014

When my colleague Viet Le started writing about his struggle to find clothing that fits him as an "extra-small" man in a world that idolizes "big and tall," I was intrigued — and a bit confused.

Viet has never struck me as an especially small guy. At 5 ...


The Modern American Man, Charted

Thursday, July 17, 2014

By some measures, not much has changed for the American male in the past few decades — girls still do better in school and men still make more money. In other areas, the differences are profound.


Scenes And Sorrows: A Portrait Of Weeping Mary

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

The rural Texas town was established as a "freedom colony" with land given to former slaves after the Civil War. O. Rufus Lovett photographed Weeping Mary and its residents for 11 years.


British Diplomat Weighs In On Ukraine, Russia And Syria

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ukraine is headed toward an important moment, as a vote on an interim government has been scheduled for Thursday. William Hague, the British Foreign Secretary, explains the diplomatic situation.


Social Supermarkets A 'Win-Win-Win' For Europe's Poor

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Somewhere between a food pantry and a traditional grocery store lays an opportunity to help feed those in need.

Enter so-called "social supermarkets," a European model that offers discounted food exclusively to those in poverty. The stores have grown in popularity across the continent and this week, the U.K. opened ...


Blockbuster Fades Out, But Some Zombie Stores Will Live On

Friday, November 08, 2013

Blockbuster was once the king of movie rental stores. At its peak, it had about 60,000 employees and more than 9,000 stores.

But after struggling for several years, the chain is breathing its last gasp. Dish Network, which bought Blockbuster in a 2011 bankruptcy auction, says it will close ...


Hunger Games: What's Behind Yelp's Fake Restaurant Reviews?

Friday, November 08, 2013

When it comes to scouting out a new bakery, pizzeria or noodle shop, there are few review sites that compare to Yelp. In turn, the reviews left on sites like Yelp can have a big effect on many restaurants' bottom lines.

That's created a huge incentive for businesses to write ...


Startups Try To Reroute Food Waste To The Hungry

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

In an alley in Northeast Washington, D.C., hundreds of pounds of produce are piled haphazardly on pallets. Mexican Fruits, a discount grocer, can't sell the fruit and vegetables inside these boxes because the food has gone soft or is lightly bruised. Some will be donated, but most boxes are destined ...


Getting Past Pesto To Re-Imagine Basil

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Basil is a mega-celebrity of the herb world and has some of the same problems that come with fame. Known mostly for its starring role in pesto, it's recognized by many people primarily as an ingredient in other Italian dishes such as pastas and caprese salads. But if it were ...


Fizz And Fireworks: Make A Patriotic Homemade Soda For The Fourth

Thursday, July 04, 2013

If you haven't heard the buzz — or maybe it's the fizz — handmade sodas have been experiencing a full-on revival over the past few years. Whether they're mixed at home with a Soda Stream-like device or made at an old-fashioned soda fountain, the rise of homemade sodas has been ...