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Varsha's Tiny Desk Contest is inspired by the Hindu goddess Durga

Sunday, July 16, 2023

Musician Varsha Krishnamoorthy shares the inspiration behind her Tiny Desk Contest submission, "Woman."


Local economies are getting a boost from Taylor Swift and Beyoncé concerts

Sunday, July 16, 2023

NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer asks economist Mara Klaunig about the economic effects on local communities of concerts like Taylor Swift's or Beyoncé's.


Watch: Jonathan Majors on his meteoric rise through Hollywood

Sunday, February 26, 2023

NPR's Ayesha Rascoe talks with actor Jonathan Majors, who has been busy. He's in a superhero movie, the Creed boxing franchise, and an art film that has critics buzzing about a possible Oscar.


Why COVID-19 causes hair loss — and how to cope

Sunday, January 08, 2023

Dr. Paradi Mirmirani tells us about COVID-19 and hair loss, and NPR's Ayesha Rascoe speaks to hair stylist Rebecca Haehnle about what people can do to style thinning hair.


Director Mike Flanagan said jump scares are overused. Then he set a record for them

Sunday, October 09, 2022

Director Mike Flanagan was recognized for the tremendous number of jump scares in his new show The Midnight Club. But he isn't a huge fan of them to begin with, he tells NPR.


Marcus Jade's Tiny Desk Contest entry 'Legs and Bones' speaks to his resilience

Saturday, July 30, 2022

The New York City-based artist Marcus Jade talks about his remarkable Tiny Desk Concert entry, the blues song "Legs and Bones."


Louisiana program helps young adults transition out of foster care

Saturday, March 26, 2022

A program in Louisiana helps young adults who've aged out of the foster care system. It gives them guidance on how to meet basic needs like housing, work and healthcare on their own.


Press 3 for a pep talk from kindergartners. A new hotline gives you options for joy

Sunday, March 06, 2022

What started as an art project at a California elementary school has gone viral. The free hotline offers wise advice and encouraging messages from kids to anyone who calls.


Afghan refugees who have settled outside D.C. now help others to do the same

Sunday, February 13, 2022

As we approach six months since the fall of Kabul, a new resettlement office in Alexandria, Va., helps new arrivals through the resettlement process. It is run by recent Afghan refugees.


As they elect a governor, Virginia voters show how all politics have become national

Monday, November 01, 2021

Arguments over race, the pandemic and the impact on schools have taken center stage. Democrats fight back voter disaffection as a Republican candidate gains traction in a state that's trended blue.


How Have The Events Of The Past Year Impacted Your Job Hunt?

Friday, April 16, 2021

The pandemic, economic crisis, and protests for racial and social justice have led to an unprecedented moment in history and has changed the way people enter the workforce. We want to understand how.


'We Are Freestyle Love Supreme' Is An Accidental 'Hamilton' Cast Origin Story

Saturday, July 18, 2020

A new documentary catalogs the rise of Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson and other members of the hip-hop group Freestyle Love Supreme in the mid-2000s before they became famous on Broadway.


'I Found The Key': FKA Twigs Learns To Write For Her Voice On 'Magdalene'

Friday, November 08, 2019

On songs like "Cellophane," the British artist steps out of her self-imposed cage and tests the limits of her tremendous soprano.


I'm Converting: My First Ramadan

Saturday, June 01, 2019

Eid, the end of Ramadan, can be an especially trying time for converts to Islam. Many of them are without family and friends on a holiday where community is at the forefront.


Do You Think The College Application Process Is Fair? Tell Us Your Experience

Thursday, March 14, 2019

NPR wants to talk to college students and recent graduates about their college admissions experience.


Deerhunter's Bradford Cox On Making Music In Trying Times: 'I'm Just Screaming Out Loud'

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Georgia-based rock band releases its eighth studio album, Why Hasn't Everything Already Disappeared?, on Jan. 18.


Minnesota Teen Brings Home Top Prize In International Quran Competition

Sunday, July 08, 2018

Ahmed Burhan Mohamed became the first American to win the Dubai International Holy Quran Award. The annual contest involves reciting passages from the Quran.


#MuteRKelly Co-Founder On The Moment, Her Movement And Its Momentum

Sunday, May 06, 2018

In the wake of new allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly, the #MuteRKelly movement is gaining new support for a campaign to isolate the artist.