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'From haram to halal': How a bar became a shelter for Muslim migrants in Mexico

Friday, August 26, 2022

A new shelter in Tijuana, Mexico, has become a beacon for Muslim migrants. For the first time, they have a dedicated space where they can practice their faith while searching for a better life beyond.

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In converted buses and tin-roof sheds, migrant students get a lesson in hope

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

In Tijuana, a landmark program has grown exponentially over the last few years and has professionalized education for migrant children in a way not seen before in the city.

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The cartels flexed their power in Tijuana — and now the battle for influence is on

Saturday, August 20, 2022

A drug cartel hijacked and burned more than a dozen vehicles across Tijuana and killed innocent bystanders in the region during a spree of violence. But can officials reassure a nervous city?

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Demi Lovato on taking the power back through a heavy new album, 'HOLY F***'

Friday, August 19, 2022

"We'll just bleep this interview to death," says Morning Edition host Leila Fadel ahead of her conversation with Demi Lovato about a harder-edged new album, HOLY F***.

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The pandemic has changed workplace fashion. What does that mean for you?

Thursday, July 07, 2022

Many people traded in slacks for sweatpants during the worst of the pandemic and are now figuring out what to wear back to the office. Here's what that looks like, from Wall Street to Capitol Hill.

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Trio of albums gives saxophonist Charles Lloyd the opportunity to search inward

Thursday, June 23, 2022

The saxophonist, who began his career in the '70s, has played with notable names like the Beach Boys and Cannonball Adderley. He's still flowing with music.

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Where is 'Harry's House' anyway? Harry Styles explains

Friday, May 20, 2022

The pop star has spent a life on the go, so the pandemic offered him a rare chance for reflection, to separate the person from the pop star. Also, of course, to record a new album.

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Rick Martínez brings 'rapture' to the kitchen with his new cookbook 'Mi Cocina'

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

NPR's Rachel Martin speaks with Rick Martínez about his new cookbook Mi Cocina: Recipes and Rapture from My Kitchen in Mexico.

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'Dreams do still come true' in a new novel by Dolly Parton and James Patterson

Friday, April 29, 2022

Parton didn't just co-write the novel, she also recorded a whole album to go with it. Run, Rose, Run is about an aspiring country singer trying to shake a dark past and make it big in music.

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Raveena's galactic journey back down to Earth

Friday, February 11, 2022

On her new album, Asha's Awakening, the artist Raveena sends her protagonist on a thousand-year intergalactic journey of discovery, all in order to better understand her own place on Earth.

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Books we love: NPR's top picks for 2021 memoirs

Saturday, December 18, 2021

From NPR's yearly reading list, Books We Love, we hear suggestions for four memoirs that are well worth your time.

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Rocker Randy Bachman's guitar was stolen 45 years ago. A fan tracked it down

Friday, October 22, 2021

In the mid-70s, Canadian musician Randy Bachman's favorite guitar went missing. Using the internet, a fan tracked down the stolen instrument.

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Confederate Names On Schools Are Flashpoints. Here's One Community's Story

Saturday, June 05, 2021

In the upheaval following the murder of George Floyd, passionate debates ignited across America about what to do with the remnants of the Civil War. It divided Jacksonville, Fla.

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'Artists, Weirdos, Hellriders And Homies:' Thrasher Magazine Turns 40

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Thrasher magazine was founded 40 years ago in San Francisco to cover skateboarding. Over the next four decades, the black-and-white newsprint magazine grew into a full color cultural arbiter.

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Emily Harrington Is 1st Woman To Free-Climb El Capitan's Golden Gate Route In 1 Day

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

She made her way into the record books last week after becoming the first woman to climb the Golden Gate route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in a little over 21 hours.

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Hrishikesh Hirway On Taking 'Song Exploder' To Netflix

Monday, October 05, 2020

The documentary series, an adaptation of Hirway's popular podcast, asks musicians including Alicia Keys and R.E.M to tell the step-by-step story of how a song was created.

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Tiny Elephant Shrew Resurfaces After More Than 50 Years On Lost Species List

Monday, August 24, 2020

The mouse-size Somali sengi — a kind of elephant shrew with a pointy nose and large, adorable eyes — was thought to be a lost species. Researchers recently spotted the creature in Djibouti.

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'It's Not Religion': In 'The Runaways,' Bhutto Examines The Lure Of Extremism

Monday, August 17, 2020

"I was really trying to look at why a 19-year-old boy would give up everything ... in order, quite literally, to take up arms against the world," says novelist Fatima Bhutto.

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Frederick Douglass Documents, Newly Acquired By Yale, Reveal 'Hope For The Country'

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Dr. Walter O. Evans' collection is the largest known on the abolitionist and politician who was formerly enslaved. Yale University recently acquired Evans' collection and plans to make it public.

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Billie Eilish's 'Bad Guy' Is The New No. 1 Song On The Billboard Hot 100

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Billie Eilish hits No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100 with her song "bad guy," making her the first artist born in this century to top the chart.

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