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Kendrick Lamar returns, 5 years later and a world away

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The Pulitzer-winning rapper has returned with his first solo release since 2017's DAMN.


Entries We Love: Tim Reynolds, 'Be Free'

Friday, April 15, 2022

With just a mic, violin and loop pedal, this Tiny Desk Contest entrant crafts melodies vocally and through his violin, incorporating folky and soulful embellishments.


Entries We love: Justine Grove, 'City Sea'

Monday, April 11, 2022

This Tiny Desk Contest entry is about finding solace in the noise of the city, succumbing to escape.


Alex Isley and Jack Dine, 'Such A Thing'

Friday, April 01, 2022

Rich, lush background vocals, glistening piano and simple drums provide the perfect canvas for surrendering to divine timing.


Entries We Love: Jordan Lindley, 'Dust'

Friday, April 01, 2022

Being bitter is frowned upon more often than not, but in this Tiny Desk Contest entry, the artist's animosity is the central wheel spinning this sneering song about getting left by an ex.


Entries We Love: Yah Yah, 'All Bad'

Friday, March 25, 2022

This soulful, guitar-filled R&B Tiny Desk Contest entry reminds us of how the best is ahead, even when the grind of everyday has us reaching our breaking point.


Entries We Love: Lauren Frihauf, 'Fragments of a Stranger'

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Frihauf starts her meditative Tiny Desk Contest entry off simple and gracefully ascends up to a shimmery falsetto.


Entries We Love: Brassville, 'Bring Yo' Brass'

Friday, March 11, 2022

With a nod to New Orleans jazz, this Tiny Desk Contest entry exudes HBCU culture and energy.


Entries We Love: Mark Manning, 'History in the Making'

Thursday, March 03, 2022

Singing from his heart in his Tiny Desk Contest entry, Mark Manning paints a picture of a relationship that's now reached its end.


For decades, cartoonist Ray Billingsley has depicted Black family life in 'Curtis'

Sunday, February 27, 2022

He got past obstacles in the industry to bring a mostly Black cast of characters to newspapers and digital platforms across the country.


Mia Taylor, 'Mango'

Friday, January 21, 2022

This fun, island vibe drops at the perfect time when we all could use a little extra warmth.


Artists win awards for highlighting life on the border and reclaiming African art

Friday, December 03, 2021

Tanya AguiƱiga's art explores what happens to people when they cross the U.S.-Mexico border. Sanford Biggers' works challenge the 'black-washing' of African history.


Here are the Books We Love: 360+ great 2021 reads recommended by NPR

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Books We Love (formerly known as NPR's Book Concierge) is back with a new name and 360+ new books handpicked just for you by NPR staff and trusted critics.