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Friday, December 21, 2018
Monáe's Dirty Computer can be found on just about every list of the best albums of 2018 — and it topped NPR's. The songwriter, actress and self-styled media exec says it could only have happened now.
Monday, December 03, 2018
Construction on the first new stretch of border wall under the Trump administration is slated to begin this winter. In South Texas, the wall will cut right through a butterfly sanctuary.
Friday, November 16, 2018
The singer-songwriter talks about coming out as transgender and releasing a new album under the moniker teddy <3 about her transition journey.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
The U.K.-based artist talks about his love of cats, writing notes to his younger self through music and his debut album Village.
Friday, August 31, 2018
The two artists, best known for their bands Bon Iver and The National, say their new project isn't really a band but a large-scale collaboration involving dozens of musicians.
Monday, August 20, 2018
The Eagles' 1976 compilation album, Their Greatest Hits 1971-1975, has surpassed Michael Jackson's Thriller for the title of best-selling album of all time.
Wednesday, August 08, 2018
The Rio Grande Valley is the busiest stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border for crossing. NPR recently spent time on both sides of the border here, where immigration is part of everyday life.
Friday, August 03, 2018
How you feel about immigration can put you at odds with your friends, family or neighbors. In McAllen, Texas, two families with different points of view don't let politics come between them.
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Many in the U.K. are hoping that any tensions with the U.S. over trade are temporary – especially business owners.
Thursday, June 28, 2018
Florence Welch goes back 15 years in Florence + The Machine's new album High as Hope to detail her drunken teenage years and how she's changed with time and sobriety.
Monday, May 14, 2018
The Tongan-raised Berlin transplant often finds himself between two worlds that couldn't be more different. In his 2017 debut Otherland, Slee celebrates the community he says once othered him.
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.
Thursday, March 29, 2018
With a few hundred dollars and a karaoke mic, the Indiana band channeled the gritty sound of lost soul recordings on its debut. Christina Cala caught up with the group at this year's SXSW festival.
Monday, March 19, 2018
NPR Music's Rodney Carmichael and Felix Contreras dish about their favorite new discoveries at South by Southwest 2018 over a plate of barbecue.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
The folk star discusses crafting her first album in a decade, and how protests — and protest anthems — have changed since the 1960s.
Saturday, February 10, 2018
The famous fossil calls the Chicago Field Museum home and is moving from the main exhibit hall to a private suite on the second floor.
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Manuel came to the U.S. illegally two decades ago, one of 143,470 such people who were arrested in the country's interior last year. Most are ordered to leave. For six months, Manuel awaited his fate.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Blame the Youth, a North Carolina band, is getting ready to embark on its first tour. Lead singer and bassist Amber Daniel talks to Kam Franklin of The Suffers, who began touring three years ago.
Friday, October 20, 2017
In the capital, San Juan, the coliseum has become the center of a massive effort, led by D.C. restaurateur and celebrity chef Andrés, to feed tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans after Hurricane Maria.
Friday, September 29, 2017
The pop singer's new R&B-influenced album, Tell Me You Love Me, reflects her struggles with mental illness and addiction and her newfound empowerment.