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Wynton Marsalis Imagines Buddy Bolden's Jazz On-Screen: 'He Was Bringing Fire'

Thursday, May 02, 2019

Decorated jazz composer Wynton Marsalis talks about creating music inspired by an artist he's never heard play, Charles "Buddy" Bolden, for the film Bolden.


Porn Is Easy To See But Hard To Talk About, Shaping The Ways People Think About Sex

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Porn is increasingly easy to see, thanks to the Internet and free tube sites like Pornhub. But it's still hard to talk about, which can affect how people view sex.


When Your Wedding Night Is Your First Time

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Laura Hardin says after years of knowing each other, she and her husband were excited to have sex. But there was some trial and error.


Janelle Monáe On Her 'Dirty,' World-Dominating Year

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.


Biker Bar In The Malibu Hills Serves As Bedrock For A Fire-Ravaged Community

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

The Rock Store, run by the Savko family for more than 50 years, is one of the few structures still standing after last month's Woolsey Fire. There, amid the destruction, locals found help and hope.


Are You A First-Time Voter? Tell Us About Your Experience

Friday, November 02, 2018

Election Day is next Tuesday and NPR's All Things Considered wants to speak with first-time voters about why you're heading to the polls and what your experience has been so far.


How Robyn Found Herself In The Space Between The Notes

Thursday, November 01, 2018

After eight years away, Robyn's new album Honey has fans asking where she's been. The answer, as the Swedish singer tells NPR's Ari Shapiro: dancing her way to emotional clarity.


Kim Petras Goes Dark For Halloween With 'Turn Off The Light, Vol. 1'

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

The latest release from the young pop singer, known for Barbie doll imagery and bubble-gum sounds, features spookier sonics and a cameo from Elvira.


An Urban Ink Forager Explains How To Paint With All The Colors Of The Alley

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Concerned about keeping toxic art supplies around his kids, Jason Logan began making his own all-natural inks. He shares his process in a new book — and on a gathering expedition in Washington, D.C.


'You Just Don't Touch That Tap Water Unless Absolutely Necessary'

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

America's water infrastructure is in need of a major upgrade. Leaks in the ailing system mean that across the U.S., places like Kentucky's Martin County lack clean drinking water, with no easy fixes.


Anthony Roth Costanzo: A Countertenor For The 21st Century

Friday, September 21, 2018

The resourceful singer is unafraid to bring opera — and his high-flying top notes — to unlikely places, from sixth-grade classrooms to the offices of NPR.


Kentucky County Water Crisis

Thursday, September 13, 2018

In Martin County, Ky., many residents haven't drunk water from their taps in years. The county is one of the poorest in America, and its water infrastructure is crumbling.


Singing In The Shower To Help Save Cape Town's Water

Friday, September 07, 2018

In late 2017, the South African city — hit by a historic drought — faced the possibility it would have to shut off its water supply within six months. A musical challenge helped avert that disaster.


Zimbabwe's Rickety Trains Get A Boost From Expat Investors Next Door

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Zimbabweans living in neighboring South Africa are injecting capital into a railway revamp — but much more is needed to get the country back on its feet.


Mugabe's Gone, But Zimbabwe Still Has A Serious Cash Shortage

Saturday, July 28, 2018

The lack of hard currency is a severe problem for the southern African nation.


Politics In Zimbabwe Has A New Soundtrack

Friday, July 20, 2018

Ebba Chitambo, 66, made music during Zimbabwe's fight for independence. Now, he's giving advice to a new generation of musicians about writing political music.


Survivors Of Political Violence 'Will Make Sure There's Peace' In Zimbabwe's Election

Friday, July 20, 2018

Survivors of political violence in Zimbabwe are being trained to serve as election monitors in the country's July 30 vote. Past elections have been marred by violence and allegations of rigging.


'Free But Not Free': Zimbabwe's Amateur Filmmakers Turn A Lens On Their Country

Saturday, July 14, 2018

For a contest after the ouster of Robert Mugabe, filmmakers responded to the question "What does it mean to be Zimbabwean?" Their short films featured some uncomfortable answers.


'A New Life': An Activist Comes Home To Zimbabwe, Hoping To Hold Leaders Accountable

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

"I know for sure that if it was still Robert Mugabe, I would never dare to do it," says Savanna Madamombe. "The Mugabe era is gone, and it's something that can't ever be allowed to come back."


Matt Maltese Writes Love Songs For The End Of The World

Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The 22-year-old singer has been likened to David Bowie in fashion sense, Morrissey in vocal similarities and Father John Misty in his knack for satirical and apocalyptic-themed lyrics.