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Washington, D.C.'s cherry trees will be removed after this season's festival

Saturday, March 16, 2024

About 150 of Washington, D.C.'s famous cherry trees near the National Mall will be removed this spring in order to repair a crumbling sea wall. But only after the upcoming cherry blossom festival.


The Chess Project updates the sound of a legendary blues label

Saturday, November 11, 2023

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with the son of the co-founder of the legendary blues label Chess Records. Marshall Chess has released a new album, "The Chess Project."


A trio of dogs were part of a recent performance by the Danish Chamber Orchestra

Sunday, September 17, 2023

The Danish Chamber Orchestra has brought Leopold Mozart's "Hunting Symphony" to life with some canine performers joining the fun.


Georgia's famous peanut statue has been rebuilt after the hurricane

Sunday, July 30, 2023

After nearly five years, the Big Peanut statue has returned to Ashburn, Ga. The original roadside attraction went down during Hurricane Michael. The new one is stronger and locally crafted.


In Chicago's indie rock scene, teens reign

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Chicago's indie rock scene is bursting with teenage bands. We talk to Chicago Reader music reporter Leor Galil about some of the main acts.


Democrats are trying to win over the traditionally red state of North Carolina

Saturday, June 17, 2023

Republicans carried North Carolina in all but one presidential race since 1980. As 2024 candidates descend on the state, Democrats wonder how they can turn out voters in rural areas there.


How needle drops have created some of the most iconic movie moments

Sunday, May 21, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with Rico Gagliano, host of the MUBI Podcast, which just wrapped a series about great needle drops in cinema history.


Indie rock musician Indigo De Souza on her latest album 'All of This Will End'

Sunday, April 23, 2023

NPR's Camila Domonoske talks with indie rock musician Indigo De Souza about her latest album, "All of This Will End."


Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof on creating the Peacock series 'Mrs. Davis'

Sunday, April 23, 2023

NPR's Camila Domonoske talks with Tara Hernandez and Damon Lindelof, creators of the Peacock series "Mrs. Davis." It's about an AI-like entity that seems to be controlling much of humanity.


Meet the sisters who drew inspiration from the '90s for two new American Girl dolls

Sunday, March 05, 2023

American Girl has announced two new dolls, Isabel and Nicki Hoffman, who are twins in 1999 Seattle. We hear from Julia DeVillers and Jennifer Roy, who together, wrote the stories of the new dolls.


James Alexander of the Bar-Kays on 50 years of the concert documentary 'Wattstax'

Sunday, February 12, 2023

The concert documentary "Wattstax" was released 50 years ago this month. It featured Stax Records' entire roster at the time. NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks to James Alexander of the Bar-Kays.


What's making us happy: A guide to your weekend listening, viewing and reading

Friday, December 02, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Midwest Modern Twitter account, Unclear and Present Danger podcast, Gemini Rights and more.


Composer Jeanine Tesori on the new Broadway musical 'Kimberly Akimbo'

Sunday, November 13, 2022

A teenage girl ages rapidly in the new Broadway musical, "Kimberly Akimbo." NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with composer Jeanine Tesori about it.


New wave icons The B-52s are on the road for their last tour

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Everyone knows that "love rules at the love shack:" NPR's Scott Simon speaks to The B-52s, the new wave icons out of Athens, Ga., who are now on the road for one last tour.


Groundbreaking garage rock compilation 'Nuggets' turns 50

Sunday, October 09, 2022

50 years ago - Elektra Records asked one of its talent scouts, guitarist Lenny Kaye, to create a double compilation album. That album "Nuggets" laid the groundwork for punk.


A Supreme Court artist retires after 45 years documenting judicial history up close

Saturday, October 08, 2022

With the Supreme Court chambers off-limits to cameras, Art Lien's sketches helped the public understand what it was like to hear arguments and decisions in the highest court of the land.


The internet's new favorite video game is about playing the trombone

Sunday, September 25, 2022

A new video game allows users to play a virtual trombone to the music of some familiar favorites. Players get feedback ranging from "nasty" to "perfecto" - making Trombone Champ a tootin' good time.


Celebrating the legacy of Peruvian singer Yma Sumac

Saturday, September 17, 2022

The late Peruvian singer Yma Sumac would have turned 100 years old this week, a fantastic excuse to examine her legacy and listen to her nearly five octave voice.


Pay a dollar, grab a burlap sack and scooch down Detroit's slide of pain

Saturday, August 27, 2022

The slide at Belle Isle Park reopened after the pandemic — and promptly closed four hours later after it proved more perilous than anticipated.


Movies you missed: 'Psycho'

Saturday, August 27, 2022

Alfred Hitchcock's groundbreaking horror classic is the subject of this entry in our "Movies You Missed" series.