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The Sisters Of A-WA 'Want To Bring Something New' To Yemen's Musical Traditions

Tuesday, September 03, 2019

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with the three sisters who make up the genre-defying band A-WA after they performed at NPR's Tiny Desk.


'Road' To Record-Breaking: How Lil Nas X Is Making History

Monday, July 29, 2019

Pop critic Chris Molanphy breaks down the social science behind "Old Town Road" breaking the record for longest-running No. 1 on the Billboard's Hot 100.


The Fight For Michigan's Upper Peninsula: A Story About Soda And State Borders

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

A map drawn for a Mountain Dew promotional campaign accidentally drew Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of Wisconsin, which led NPR to wonder how Michigan got the Upper Peninsula in the first place.


From Chuck Berry To Tupac Shakur: Taking Stock Of The 2008 Universal Fire

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The loss from the 2008 Universal Studios backlot fire was thought to be a few movie sets and film duplicates. But Jody Rosen reports that it was one of the largest losses in recorded music's history.


Are You A Class Of 2009 College Grad? We Want To Hear From You

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

The class of 2009 graduated into an economy in decline and one of the worst job markets in generations. Now, with 10 years of hindsight, how do you think that affected your career path?


'It Starts With Me': Ty Herndon On Re-Releasing His Country Hit With Male Pronouns

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

Country singer Ty Herndon came out as gay in 2014 and this year, he's re-releasing his 1995 hit "What Mattered Most" with updated lyrics to fit his true identity.


Remembering iTunes' Cultural Significance

Monday, June 03, 2019

Apple announced it will not offer iTunes in its new operating system. Amy Wang of Rolling Stone explains why iTunes "completely changed the way that people buy and listen to music."


What We (Don't) Talk About When We Talk About Porn

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Access to pornography is easier now than ever before. For many people, it's their first experience with sex. How is the fantasy of pornography affecting young people's ideas toward the reality of sex?


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.