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PinkPantheress reimagines garage music for a new generation

Friday, October 15, 2021

The internet's buzziest new artist talks creating her new mixtape to hell with it, sample culture, and nostalgia


How Janet Jackson's 'Control' shook the room for decades

Wednesday, October 06, 2021

Janet Jackson's Control turns 35 this week. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Sam Sanders of It's Been A Minute, who investigated the album's making and legacy to commemorate the anniversary.


'Squid Game' conquered the world, but speaks to Korea

Tuesday, October 05, 2021

Squid Game has stunned viewers worldwide with its freaky take on the survival genre. Its specificity and historical references might be lost on its massive audience, though.


Pastor T.L. Barrett's Five Decades Spent As A Current For Our Sails

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with gospel artist Pastor T.L. Barrett, Jr., whose collected work was recently reissued in a box set called I Shall Wear a Crown.


Remembering Seminal Philosopher Charles W. Mills

Monday, September 27, 2021

Philosopher Charles W. Mills has died at 70. He upended the canon of Western philosophy, calling out the whiteness in the discipline and adding the dimension of race to dominant liberal frameworks.


Remembering The Man Who Made Tech For Everyone

Monday, September 20, 2021

Sir Clive Sinclair, a computing pioneer and an inventor that spent a lifetime making technology accessible for everyone, has died at age 81.


The Future Of Vaping Is In The FDA's Hands

Wednesday, September 08, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Kathleen Hoke, professor of law at the University of Maryland, about the decision the FDA faces on which e-cigarettes are safe for the public and which should be removed.


From A Small House In a Big Stadium, Kanye Comes Up Empty-Handed

Thursday, September 02, 2021

After a personally eventful year, the artist undertook another – and perhaps his most – ambitious, sprawling introduction of a new album. The results seem to be inversely proportional.


Aaliyah's Catalog Has Started To Arrive On Streaming. What Took So Long?

Thursday, August 26, 2021

The late R&B star Aaliyah's catalog has started to arrive on streaming, starting with the 1996 record One In A Million — made in an era now being re-examined for how it treated famous women.


Climate Expert On Why People Outside Of Tennessee Should Be Worried About Its Storm

Tuesday, August 24, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Janey Camp, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at Vanderbilt University, about how storms like Tennessee's will become more common with climate change.


With Her 54th Album, Connie Smith Re-Affirms That She 'Is' Country Music

Friday, August 20, 2021

Country music legend Connie Smith has released her 54th album. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with her about forging timeless relationships and how she understands the genre after all these years.


How Several NBA Rookies Started Making 6 Figures Before Even Being Drafted

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

This year, the NBA welcomed several elite prospects who skipped college to play for a new minor league team. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with G League President Shareef Abdur-Rahim about the team, Ignite.


In 'Mrs. March,' A Judgmental, High Society Woman Is Gaslit To The Brink Of Madness

Friday, August 13, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Virginia Feito, the author of the new novel Mrs. March, a story about a woman with a tidy, respectable life on the Upper East Side which is thrown into disarray.


Chucky Thompson Soundtracked The '90s, And Brought His City For The Ride

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Chucky Thompson, one of the original Bad Boy "Hitmen" and producer for The Notorious B.I.G. and Mary J. Blige, died Monday, leaving behind a legacy that starts and ends in his home of Washington, D.C.


This Musician's Unlikely Duet Partner? The Golden Gate Bridge

Monday, August 09, 2021

Renovations to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge made it produce an eerie humming sound. Guitarist Nate Mercereau heard its musical potential and made an album by playing along.


Ghana's Proposed Bill Would Make Same-Sex Affection Punishable By Years Of Prison

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

In Ghana, same-sex relationships have been illegal for decades. A proposed bill threatens to tighten restrictions even further, making displays of same-sex affection punishable by years in prison.


Remembering An Inventor Who Sold Dreams In The Form Of Pocket Fishing Poles

Friday, July 30, 2021

Ron Popeil, American inventor and beloved infomercial salesman died on Wednesday at 86. From Mr. Microphone to the Veg-O-Matic, Popeil's infomercials introduced us to problems we didn't know we had.


Sunisa Lee Is A Beacon Of Hmong American Pride

Thursday, July 29, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Angela Vang, who wrote about gold medalist Sunisa Lee for TIME Magazine about what Lee's win means for the Hmong American community.


Players React To The NFL's New Vaccine Policy

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Last week, the NFL announcing penalties for unvaccinated players next season. NPR's Ailsa Chang talked to Defector reporter Kalyn Kahler about how the policy works and what's at stakes for players.


How Giannis Antetokounmpo Got From Athens To The Pantheon Of The NBA

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

For the first time in 50 years, the Milwaukee Bucks have won an NBA championship. NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Mirin Fader of The Ringer about how forward Giannis Antetokounmpo led them to victory.