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Dust off the sequins and unpack the bedazzler — sparkle is back

Saturday, December 18, 2021

After nearly two years of living in sweats in the shadow of a pandemic, people — and fashion designers and brands — are ready to step out and catch the light.


After nearly 2 years in the pandemic shadows, it's time to shine

Friday, December 17, 2021

Sparkle and shine are back in fashion in a big way, and it's not just for the holidays. Fashion designers have been waiting for this moment since the pandemic began.


New podcast asks whether the novel 'Jane Eyre' is relevant for readers today

Thursday, December 09, 2021

The podcast "On Eyre" asks the question: Does 'Jane Eyre' still have something to impart to modern readers? NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with the podcast's hosts, Vanessa Zoltan and Lauren Sandler.


A boy scared to get his COVID shot whispered his high-risk friend's name for courage

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

When 10-year-old Eli McKivigan went to get his first COVID vaccine, he was terrified of the needle. So he whispered his high-risk best friend's name to remind him why the shot was important.


These 3 Thanksgiving recipes offer a stress-free menu for your holiday gathering

Saturday, November 20, 2021

With the holiday season almost here, we've asked three kitchen masters for their take on recipes that allow you to socialize while you cook.


In Afghanistan, the threat of widespread famine looms as drought and hunger continues

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with reporter Jane Ferguson from PBS Newshour about her recent trip into Afghanistan.


Misinformation on Spanish talk radio in Miami is tearing families apart

Monday, November 08, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with reporter Lautaro Grinspan about misinformation being spread on Spanish talk radio in Southern Florida and the effect on the Cuban immigrant population there.


A broken toilet on SpaceX capsule means astronauts will return to Earth in diapers

Sunday, November 07, 2021

NASA astronaut Megan McArthur called the situation "sub-optimal," but says the crew's four astronauts are "prepared to deal with it." They will return home after spending nearly 200 days in space.


How did the enslaved workers of Pompeii live? A new discovery provides a rare glimpse

Sunday, November 07, 2021

Archaeologists working to uncover a wealthy villa on the outskirts of the ancient city have found a dormitory for workers, providing important insight into daily life.


Scammers are stealing identities with fake job ads

Monday, November 01, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with ProPublica journalist Cezary Podkul about his investigation into the proliferation of fake job ads on the internet, which are actually scams to steal identities.


An elderly pug has declared it a Bones Day Era and the internet is happy

Monday, October 25, 2021

13-year-old Noodle the pug and his owner Jonathan Graziano have taken the internet by storm with their daily predictions on whether it will be a Bones or No Bones day.


Poachers killed African elephants for their tusks. So elephants stopped growing them

Friday, October 22, 2021

During the Mozambican civil war, both sides financed their efforts by poaching elephants for ivory. Now, scientists say that drove some elephants to evolve tusklessness.


A pediatrician weighs in on the White House's vaccine plan for young kids

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

NPR's Sarah McCammon talks with pediatrician Dr. Rhea Boyd about the White House's announced plans for rolling out a vaccine for children ages 5 to 11.


Remembering Tom Morey, the eccentric surf icon and inventor of the Boogie Board

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Tom Morey, the inventor of the Boogie Board and a renowned figure in the surfing world, died on Oct. 14 at the age of 86.


After weeks at a Wisconsin army base, one Afghan woman says she's bored, but grateful

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Khwaga Ghani, who was NPR's producer in Afghanistan for the past few years and is now at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin awaiting her visa.


Zebras On The Lam Are Dazzling Suburban Maryland

Friday, September 24, 2021

A dazzle of zebras — that's what you call a group of them by the way — escaped from a legally-run farm in the D.C. area 25 days ago. Since then, they've been popping up in the suburbs.


Aid Official Warns Of A Bleak Situation In Afghanistan As Winter Approaches

Friday, September 24, 2021

The head of Save the Children in Afghanistan says it has been difficult to operate under the Taliban and their restrictions on women. Without humanitarian aid, he predicts serious casualties ahead.


A U.S. Strike Recently Killed Afghan Civilians, But It's Far From The First Time

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel talks with Neta Crawford, co-director of the Cost of War Project, about civilian casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan at the hands of U.S. military strikes.


The Complex And Surprising History Of Humanity And Water

Monday, September 20, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with author Giulio Boccaletti about his new book Water: A Biography, which takes readers through the complex and surprising history of humanity and water.


Director Of Texas Alliance For Life Discusses The State's New Abortion Law

Friday, September 03, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Joe Pojman, executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, about the new Texas law banning abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.