Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish appears in the following:

Struggling For Words, A Boy And His Grandfather Are 'Drawn Together' At Last

Friday, June 15, 2018

Author Minh Lê had a loving relationship with his grandparents, but he also remembers a lot of "awkward silence." His new book explores barriers of language and culture between generations.

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A.M. Homes: Short Stories Are 'Food For The Soul And For The Mind'

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Her first story collection in 15 years is called Days of Awe, and it covers everything from a chat room for bird lovers, to a summit on genocide, to a superstore where someone's abandoned a baby.

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What Grief Looks Like: Documenting The Mementos Left After School Shootings

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Since 2013, Andres Gonzalez has traveled to Newtown, Parkland, Columbine and other sites of mass shootings to photograph the ephemera — letters, teddy bears, origami cranes — left in memorial.

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Black Thought Sets Out On His Own

Friday, June 01, 2018

Streams of Thought Vol. 1, the debut solo project from the voice of The Roots, shows off a side of the rapper fans rarely get to hear.

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Harvey Weinstein Will Turn Himself In To Police On Criminal Charges

Thursday, May 24, 2018

The Hollywood mogul is expected to hand himself over to police at 8 a.m. Friday in Manhattan, a source tells NPR. He's expected pay a million-dollar bail and surrender his passport.

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'The Gospel According to André': Look Fabulous, And Know Your History

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

A new documentary, The Gospel According to André, digs into the colorful life of former Vogue fashion editor, French history expert and noted caftan enthusiast André Leon Talley.

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What Makes A Jazz Standard?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Christian McBride of Jazz Night in America joins NPR's Audie Cornish with a few criteria for what turns a regular composition into a canonized classic.

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Donald Glover's 'This Is America' Holds Ugly Truths To Be Self-Evident

Monday, May 07, 2018

NPR Music's hip-hop journalist Rodney Carmichael breaks down the political and racial nuances of Donald Glover's new video.

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In 'Conversations With People Who Hate Me' An Activist Calls Up His Worst Critics

Friday, May 04, 2018

Dylan Marron decided to reach out to commenters who left nasty messages on his online videos. He asks a simple question: "Do you want to move this online conversation offline?"

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In Dave Eggers' New Book, Heroic Kids Do The Heavy Lifting

Thursday, May 03, 2018

The Lifters takes some of today's grown-up economic concerns and folds them into a supernatural story for kids. Kids are "heroes in waiting," Eggers says; they just need a chance to prove it.

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In Rwandan Mass Graves, There Are Few Ways To Identify The Dead. Clothing Is One

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Near the capital of Rwanda, four new mass graves have been discovered with more than 2,000 bodies. Forensic anthropologist Melissa Connor says the process is particularly challenging in the country.

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'Rachel Divide' Director Says Dolezal 'Has Remained Resolute'

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

In 2015, Rachel Dolezal became a walking Rorschach test for America's racial dysfunction. A new Netflix documentary explores what happened to Dolezal after the initial furor died down.

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Questlove Aims To Save Your Brain: 'Creativity Might Be In Jeopardy'

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

The Roots bandleader and Renaissance man has a new book called Creative Quest, in which he advises readers on how to consider creativity, how to pursue it and how to channel it.

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Facebook And Other Firms Have A Ton Of Data On You. Here's How To Limit That

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Following revelations from Mark Zuckerberg's testimony Tuesday and Wednesday, reporter Julia Angwin shares the ways Facebook and other companies collect data — and how to prevent them from doing so.

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Nnamdi Ogbonnaya Loves Being Chicago Rap's Oddball

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The genre-mashing rapper discusses how "wacky" musical influences, self-doubt and the pressure of growing up with Nigerian immigrant parents coalesced on his album DROOL.

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'Heads Of The Colored People' Takes On The Pressures Of Being 'The Only One'

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Nafissa Thompson-Spires' new story collection is full of characters coping with being not just black in a white world — but the only black person in their worlds. She says that's a hard role to fill.

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The Rise — And Stall — Of Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg

Monday, April 09, 2018

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Mitch Kapor says Zuckerberg — set to appear before Congress on Tuesday and Wednesday — is at a crossroads, and reflects on his performance as a leader in the public eye.

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Denim Companies Stretch To Compete With Leggings

Monday, April 09, 2018

Last year, imports of elastic knit pants surpassed imports of denim jeans for the first time. Big brands like Levi's are now changing their designs to reclaim customers.

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True Crime, Fake Homicide: The Onion's 'A Very Fatal Murder' Podcast

Thursday, April 05, 2018

A postindustrial small town in Nebraska. A young girl killed. A New York host who is "kind of a sociopath." It's all in the satirical news agency's take on serial audio storytelling.

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In 'All The Names They Used For God,' The Magical Meets The Harrowing

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Author Anjali Sachdeva spins captivating short stories around kernels of the otherworldly. She says it can be a way to overcome the impulse to look away from that which is unsettling or traumatic.

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