Beth Novey

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We asked to see your pet artwork — you unleashed your creativity

Thursday, March 23, 2023

A pug beagle dressed as a Tudor gentleman. A colorfully rendered cockatoo. Sculpture. Stained glass. Cross stitch. We asked you to share artwork inspired by your pets, and you all outdid yourselves.


Here are the Books We Love: 400+ great 2022 reads recommended by NPR

Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Books We Love returns with 400+ new titles handpicked by NPR staff and trusted critics. Find 10 years of recommendations all in one place – that's more than 3,200 great reads.


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.


The Pinkneys Are A Picture Book Perfect, Author-Illustrator Couple

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Author Andrea Davis Pinkney and illustrator Brian Pinkney have been together for 30 years and collaborated on nearly 20 books. "It's fun to work with the one you love," Andrea says.


NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.


NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics.


Like These TV Shows? Here Are 70+ Things You Might Also Like ...

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Did you just watch the last episode of your favorite TV show? NPR is here to help you find the next thing to watch, read or listen to. Browse our handpicked list of books, movies, podcasts and more.


Can We Finally Stop Doing Things 'Backwards And In Heels'?

Thursday, August 04, 2016

No disrespect to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, but must we frame contemporary women's issues in the context of fancy footwork and uncomfortable shoes?


Like These Books? Here Are 60+ Things You Might Also Like ...

Friday, July 15, 2016

You know that feeling when you put down a great book and all you want is more? We took 27 recent books and paired them with movies, musicals, TV shows, comics and podcasts to keep your buzz going.


Like These Movies? Here Are 100+ Things You Might Also Like ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Introducing NPR's cutting-edge, state-of-the-art, book/movie/TV recommendation algorithm: HUMANZ.


NPR's Newsletter Archive

Friday, February 05, 2016 is NPR's friendly guide to great podcasts. Each of the episodes in this app was hand-picked for you by a listener or a radio/podcast pro. It's like getting recommendations from a couple hundred of your savviest friends. If you want to keep up with us as we ...

Comment Your Friendly Guide To Great Podcasts

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

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It isn't easy to discover new podcasts. There are just SO many out there. Sometimes the best approach is to simply turn to a friend and say, "Hey, what are you listening to these days?" That's why we created, NPR's friendly guide to great ...


NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2014's Great Reads

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

Introducing NPR's Book Concierge, your personal guide to the great books published in 2014. NPR staff and critics selected some 250 of their favorite titles. You can find a list of all our recommended titles below or ...

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#ColorFacts: A Weird Little Lesson, In Rainbow Order

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Where'd the term "red tape" come from? Why are the Simpsons yellow? And is there a rhyme for orange? We address these pressing questions — and more — in a new look at your old friend Roy G. Biv. Find the answers here.

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There's Much More To Apples Than Meets The Eye

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

One of my favorite Far Side cartoons shows four triumphant cavemen with a giant carrot hoisted onto their shoulders with the caption: "Early vegetarians returning from the kill."

That's kind of what it looks like every autumn weekend when my better half, Dan, comes home from the farmer's ...


Celebrating A Star-Spangled Anthem ... That's Really Hard To Sing

Friday, July 04, 2014

It's been nearly 200 years since Francis Scott Key wrote the words of "The Star-Spangled Banner" in 1814. Set to the melody of a popular English tune, America's anthem spans one and a half octaves.


Book Your Trip: Because Reading Is About The Journey

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Mouse and the Motorcycle and The Motorcycle Diaries? Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas and Go, Dog, Go!? Members of the NPR Books team explain how they assembled their unconventional...


Do Female-Named Hurricanes Need To Lean In?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

We were alarmed to learn yesterday that hurricanes with female names are not being taken as seriously as their male counterparts. It seems people in the path of a hurricane are more likely to heed warnings to take shelter or evacuate if the storm is named Charley than if ...


On Your Mark, Get Set, No! A List Of Inadvisable Ways To Run A Mile

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

It's been 60 years since Roger Bannister became the first person to run a mile in under 4 minutes (you can watch him do it in the video above), and while that's very nice and impressive, we'd like to spend a moment celebrating some lesser-known, far more nauseating, ...


Dear Internet, It's Christmas. Please Stop Fighting About 'Love Actually'

Friday, December 20, 2013

In the past few weeks, a debate has been raging online over the merits of Love Actually. The British movie, which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, follows 10 interwoven stories of love — unrequited, adulterous, pre-adolescent, etc. — and for a ...