Monika Evstatieva

Monika Evstatieva appears in the following:

Anatomy Of A COVID-19 Conspiracy Theory

Friday, July 10, 2020

Conspiracy theories need the right ingredients to take off, and the coronavirus pandemic has been a breeding ground for them. Here's how fear, wealth and social media all play a role.


How Decades Of Bans On Police Chokeholds Have Fallen Short

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

A federal ban on police use of chokeholds has been discussed in recent weeks, but NPR reviewed the internal policies of several large U.S. police departments and found them difficult to enforce.


Juan Gabriel's 'Amor Eterno' Takes On New Meaning After El Paso Shooting

Sunday, August 11, 2019

In El Paso, the song "Amor Eterno" has taken on a new poignancy as it's played at vigils and memorials.


The Curious Tale Of The Band Luxury, Who Escaped Tragedy And Embraced Faith

Saturday, July 06, 2019

A new film follows the indie rockers' rise in the 1990s, the traffic accident that disrupted their lives and their recent return — after three of the members became Orthodox priests.


Finding 'The Balance': Jazz Legend Abdullah Ibrahim Looks To Past, Present And Future

Sunday, June 30, 2019

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with legendary South African pianist Abdullah Ibrahim about his latest album, The Balance.


Madonna Introduces 'Madame X': 'Honesty Is A Commodity Right Now'

Thursday, June 13, 2019

On her 14th studio album, Madame X, Madonna sings in Portuguese and Spanish in addition to English and highlights multicultural influences that she's encountered while living in Lisbon, Portugal.


A Mixologist's Guide To 'No-Proof' Cocktails

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Alcohol-free cocktails are growing more popular as millennials and health seekers pare back their drinking habits. Washington, D.C., bartender Derek Brown shares a few craft recipes ripe for summer.


Lucy Dacus' Mother's Day Message Is One Of Truth And Consideration

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with indie rock singer and songwriter Lucy Dacus about her song "My Mother And I."


Baloji Finds His Freedom In Between Genres

Saturday, April 27, 2019

Congolese-Belgian musician Baloji blends hip-hop, funk and traditional Congolese sounds to create his own unique music.


Big Wild Bottles His Challenges And Curiosities Into Debut Album

Sunday, April 07, 2019

Electronic composer Jackson Stell, who performs as Big Wild, ventures into singing for the first time with his debut album Superdream.


Hozier Issues 'A Squeeze Of The Hand' To Humanity With 'Wasteland, Baby!'

Saturday, March 02, 2019

NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Hozier about his latest album, Wasteland, Baby!


Nakhane's Music Meets At Life's Intersections: 'There's Nothing To Be Ashamed Of'

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Born and raised in South Africa to Christian parents, Nakhane now makes electronic music about queerness, blackness and survival.


The Historic Chapel At The Heart Of A Legal Fight Over The Border Wall

Sunday, February 10, 2019

The town of Mission, Texas grew up around La Lomita chapel. Last week, the local Catholic diocese tried and failed to stop the government from surveying the chapel's land.


Fyre Festival Documentary Shows 'Perception And Reality' Of Infamous Concert Flop

Sunday, January 13, 2019

In 2017, the Fyre Music Festival was billed as an exclusive event in the Bahamas. The reality was very different. Director Chris Smith tells the behind-the-scenes story in a new Netflix documentary.


What 3 Deaths Among Thousands Tell Us About Afghanistan In 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Thousands of civilians, soldiers and police were killed this year in suicide attacks, bombings and airstrikes. The lives and deaths of three Afghan men shed light on the challenges the country faces.


On Barbra Streisand's Latest, The Walls Do Talk — To The President

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Streisand speaks with Scott Simon about crafting her new album, Walls, as a reaction to the Trump administration.


MØ Finds Her Voice On 'Forever Neverland'

Sunday, October 21, 2018

The Danish singer was launched into the mainstream in 2015, after lending vocals to Major Lazer and DJ Snake's "Lean On," but MØ hits her stride with her new sophomore album.


MacArthur Fellow Vijay Gupta On Making Music Accessible For All

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Violinist and social justice advocate Vijay Gupta, one of the 2018 winners of the MacArthur Fellowship, speaks about his work in under-resourced communities in Los Angeles and what's next.


Latino Votes Crucial In Nevada, As Culinary Union Focuses On Turnout

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

Dean Heller is the only Republican in the Senate up for re-election in a state that Hillary Clinton won. Latino union workers are a key voting bloc for his Democratic opponent, Rep. Jacky Rosen.


Reaction To Demi Lovato's Alleged Overdose Shows Changing Attitudes Toward Addiction

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Michael Cragg of Beat Magazine explains the social media reaction following Demi Lovato's reported drug overdose and what it means about attitudes toward addiction and mental illness.