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Jameela Jamil: 'My Career Is Not Reflected By The Size Of My Body'

Friday, October 05, 2018

Jamil plays flighty socialite Tahani al Jamil on the NBC sitcom The Good Place, but in real life she's a disability rights advocate who speaks out against body shaming and extreme beauty standards.


How Kathy Mattea Got Her Voice Back With 'Pretty Bird'

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The country singer-songwriter's voice changed in her 50s and, for a time, she thought her career in music was over. With advice from Tony Bennett and a voice coach, Mattea has returned.


'Gross Anatomy' Turns Humor On Taboos About The Female Body

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Author Mara Altman got tired of hiding her hairy, sweaty self from the world, and set out to reframe the shame in her latest book of essays — part memoir, part scientific exploration, part manifesto.


Mitski's Many Lives

Friday, August 10, 2018

Mitski's new album Be the Cowboy explores the singer's roles onstage, in relationships and as a woman in the world. The artist talked to NPR's Ailsa Chang about how there's no such thing as one identity.


Arquette: After Rejecting Weinstein, 'I Had A Completely Different Career'

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Rosanna Arquette, one of the first actresses to come forward regarding a sexually abusive encounter with movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, says the charges against him aren't the result of a witch hunt.


Liz Phair On Demanding A Voice In 25 Years Of 'Guyville'

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Liz Phair's Exile In Guyville is being reissued with a massive 25th anniversary box set. It features seven LPs, the official release of the Girly-Sound tapes and a book detailing the album's history.


New Director Of Air And Space Museum Is The First Woman To Hold The Job

Monday, April 30, 2018

Ellen Stofan says she hopes to inspire the next generation with more stories about the women and people of color who have been involved in the aviation and space business since the beginning.


#ScootersBehavingBadly: U.S. Cities Race To Keep Up With Small Vehicle Shares

Monday, April 23, 2018

Cities like San Francisco and Austin are struggling to regulate a flood of new transportation options, from electric scooters to dock-less bikes. Residents are angry over sidewalk and safety concerns.


Michele Norris On The Anxiety Of White America And Her Optimism For The Future

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Former NPR host Michele Norris talks about her story for National Geographic magazine's issue on race. In it, Norris explores the unease of some residents of a rapidly changing Pennsylvania town.


Nathaniel Rateliff Keeps Secrets For Himself On 'Tearing At The Seams'

Wednesday, March 07, 2018

Rateliff discusses his songwriting process on Tearing at the Seams, the latest album with his band, the Night Sweats.


Lucy Dacus Finds Comfort In Loss On 'Historian'

Friday, March 02, 2018

The indie folk singer discusses her second album, on which family is a powerful thread and heartbreak is viewed "through a lens of hope."


'Automating Inequality': Algorithms In Public Services Often Fail The Most Vulnerable

Monday, February 19, 2018

Author Virginia Eubanks argues that automated systems that governments across the U.S. use to deliver benefit and welfare programs are often rigged against the very people who need it most.


When Dating Felt Like A Job, One Woman Hired A Matchmaker

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Kat McClain describes herself as a long-time dating app user, but it eventually felt like a grind. Frustrated by the process, she hired a matchmaker who helped vet dates and up her online dating game.


A Modern Day Long-Distance Love Story

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A couple years ago, Elizabeth Schunck was living near Detroit, stuck in an unhappy marriage — feeling more lonely than she says she'd ever been. Looking for connection, she went on a random chat app.


In Chinese Cities, Migrants' Work Is Welcome. Their Children Are Not

Thursday, November 16, 2017

A private school in Beijing caters to children whose parents have moved to the city for work. Moving from place to place requires permission, though — and these children's families broke the rules.


'Stranger Things 2' Creators: 'We Wanted To Raise The Stakes'

Friday, October 27, 2017

In the next chapter of the sci-fi Netflix series, out Friday, the show's central children begin to grow up. Brothers Matt and Ross Duffer discuss their instant cult classic.


Ibeyi On Spirituality And Joy In 'Ash'

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

The French-Cuban twins of Ibeyi are back with Ash, a new record that confronts themes of womanhood, racism and faith.


In Tori Amos' New Album, A Return To Nature and Family

Thursday, September 07, 2017

On her new album, the celebrated musician and indomitable seeker moves fluidly between the personal and political, taking stock of the present moment and exploring her familial roots.


Don't Call It Nostalgia: ALA.NI's Done This For Years

Monday, June 12, 2017

With a cabaret star for a great-uncle and Julie Andrews as her role model, the British singer has been steeped in classic pop all her life. "I just did what I grew up listening to," she says.


Logic Is Ready To Tell The World Who He Is

Monday, May 15, 2017

The son of a black father and a white mother, Logic says he was "born to make" his new album, Everybody. On it, he confronts issues of identity he says he's been scared to rap about in the past.