Audie Cornish

Audie Cornish appears in the following:

Fukuyama: A New American 'Identity' Could Be Antidote To Polarizing U.S. Politics

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Resentment and a loss of dignity has fueled a rise in identity politics and made compromise difficult, political scientist Francis Fukuyama says. He proposes a way out of that impasse in his new book.


A Ghanaian 'Housegirl' Navigates A Complex Maze Of Culture And Class

Monday, September 10, 2018

Michael Donkor's debut novel is a story of two teenage girls, pushed and pulled between two worlds.


In The Trump Era, Journalist April Ryan Finds Herself 'Under Fire'

Wednesday, September 05, 2018

The longtime White House correspondent, one of the few black reporters in the press corps, has frequently clashed with the current administration's press officers — which she details in a new book.


'Vegetables In Underwear' And Other Laugh Out Loud Book Ideas For Kids

Monday, August 13, 2018

Children's book author Jon Scieszka shares his kid-friendly reading recommendations. His list includes an irreverent baby book, two great series, and the "Funniest. Stories. Ever."


Where Do Confederate Monuments Go After They Come Down?

Sunday, August 05, 2018

As the first anniversary of the Charlottesville protest nears, cities like Memphis are wrestling with what to do with the controversial statues once they've been taken down.


Dozens Of Goats Take Over Boise Neighborhood

Friday, August 03, 2018

A herd of over 100 goats invaded a neighborhood in Boise on Friday morning. They ate their way through several front yards, but the neighbors were mostly amused — along with the rest of the country.


Debate Over Confederate Monuments Continues In Court After Their Removal

Monday, July 30, 2018

A year after the rally in Charlottesville, Va., dozens of Confederate monuments have been removed from different states. NPR went to Memphis, Tenn., to find out what happens after their removal.


Actor Lakeith Stanfield: 'We All Have Images That We're Attempting To Push'

Monday, July 09, 2018

Stanfield has had a number of oddball roles, most recently in the telemarketing satire Sorry to Bother You, where he plays a character who learns to get ahead by using a "white voice" on the phone.


Gregory Porter On Channeling Nat King Cole: 'Nat Got Me Through Some Moments'

Friday, June 29, 2018

Whether it's through jazz, soul or an electronic music collaboration, Gregory Porter wants to spread Nat King Cole's message that "the greatest thing you'll learn is to love and be loved in return."


Pence Tells Central American Leaders They Should Help Curb Migration

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Vice President Pence is in Guatemala to meet with the leaders of three countries. His message to migrants: If you can't come to the United States legally, don't come at all.


Coachella's Strict Radius Clause 'Sucks The Oxygen' Out Of The Festival World, Lawsuit Argues

Thursday, June 28, 2018

The largest music festival in the U.S. is being sued over its radius clause. Dave Brooks, Billboard's senior correspondent for touring and live entertainment, explains the details.


John Coltrane's Lost Album A 'Buried Treasure' For Jazz Fans

Friday, June 22, 2018

Never-before-heard John Coltrane recordings from a 1963 session are being released as a new album. John Coltrane's son, Ravi Coltrane, discusses 'Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album.'


Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music

Monday, June 18, 2018

A season full of high-profile hip-hop releases just got hotter. NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael break down the surprise release of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's collaborative album.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


'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.


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.