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8 books to celebrate Pride Month

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

From books about the history of AIDS activism and affecting personal narratives to cozy mysteries and plenty of romance, we've rounded up eight books to help you mark Pride Month.

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5 books that try to help explain the unexplainable: the U.S. gun violence epidemic

Thursday, June 02, 2022

The problem of American gun violence is persistent and solutions are hard to come by. But here are 5 books that help put a face to the victims, explain how we got here and how we might get out.

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Traveling this summer? Here are book picks for all 50 states (and then some)

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Poets laureate and other literary luminaries from all 50 states plus D.C. and Puerto Rico recommend quintessential reads that illuminate where they live.

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What NPR critics are watching, reading and listening to this weekend

Friday, May 27, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: reality television, Eurovision compilations and more.

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Hace 40 años, la Guerra Malvinas-Falkland transformó el rock latino

Friday, May 27, 2022

Cuando se prohibió la transmisión de música en inglés en 1982, los grupos de rock argentino encontraron una oportunidad.

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

Friday, May 20, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Harvey Fierstein's memoir, Bling Empire and more.

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40 years ago, the Falkland-Malvinas War transformed Latin rock

Monday, May 16, 2022

When English-language music was banned in 1982, Spanish-language groups found an opportunity.

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

Friday, May 13, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Ncuti Gatwa as the new Doctor, Florence + The Machine's new album, and more.

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In memory of cultural figures the U.S. lost to COVID-19

Friday, May 13, 2022

Groundbreaking artists and thinkers are among those whose deaths are blamed on the illness caused by the coronavirus.

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

Friday, May 06, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: vintage reads, Elden Ring and something to scratch the Schitt's Creek itch.

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For Mother's Day, 10 books that celebrate every part of motherhood

Friday, May 06, 2022

From biographies of NPR's founding mothers to suburban mothers raising owl babies, here are 10 books about the joys and heartaches of parenthood and what it means to be a mom, in all its intricacies.

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

Friday, April 29, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Bob Odenkirk's memoir, the guy collecting every Gap store playlist ever made and more.

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

Friday, April 15, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Everything Everywhere All At Once, Jerrod Carmichael's standup special, and more.

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Entries We Love: Prjct Untld, 'Home Cooking'

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Suitably recorded in the kitchen, this Tiny Desk Contest entry celebrates the romantic intimacy of sharing meals and underlies the mortifying vulnerability of courtship.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend watching, reading and listening

Friday, April 08, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: Joan Shelley's new song, and an HBO reality show that sets up single parents.

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2022 Whiting Awards celebrate 10 emerging writers

Wednesday, April 06, 2022

The 10 winners of this year's Whiting Awards have been announced; the $50,000 prize honors emerging writers, with the hope of allowing them to concentrate full-time on their work.

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Entries We Love: weighted blnkt, 'sigma male anthem'

Monday, April 04, 2022

This Tiny Desk Contest entry takes tongue-in-cheek approach to insufferableness.

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What's making us happy: A guide for your weekend reading, listening and gaming

Friday, April 01, 2022

Each week, the guests and hosts on NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour share what's bringing them joy. This week: plenty of games and Sailor Moon.

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5 most unexpected moments in Oscars' history

Monday, March 28, 2022

One year the telecast was actually too short. Another time an actor climbed over rows of chairs between him and his Academy Award. Björk laid eggs on the red carpet. Oscar can go weirdly off script.

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'CODA' brings home the Oscar for best picture, a historic win for the Deaf community

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Distributed by Apple TV+, it is also the first best picture win for a streaming service.

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