Monika Evstatieva

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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.


Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music

Monday, June 18, 2018

A season full of high-profile hip-hop releases just got hotter. NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael break down the surprise release of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's collaborative album.


What Grief Looks Like: Documenting The Mementos Left After School Shootings

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Since 2013, Andres Gonzalez has traveled to Newtown, Parkland, Columbine and other sites of mass shootings to photograph the ephemera — letters, teddy bears, origami cranes — left in memorial.


Donald Glover's 'This Is America' Holds Ugly Truths To Be Self-Evident

Monday, May 07, 2018

NPR Music's hip-hop journalist Rodney Carmichael breaks down the political and racial nuances of Donald Glover's new video.


How One Woman's Story Helped Set #MeToo In Motion In Russia

Friday, March 23, 2018

Sexual harassment has long been swept under the carpet in Russia. But by going on the record with her allegations against a powerful politician, a young journalist has raised awareness of the problem.


An 'Anna Karenina' For Our Times At Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre

Friday, March 23, 2018

The world-famous ballet company is iconic in Russia. Principal dancer Olga Smirnova says a new staging of a beloved epic takes it into the 21st century.


After Election Landslide, It's Putin's Russia (More Than Ever)

Monday, March 19, 2018

Vladimir Putin wanted a mandate to govern, and got it, with 76 percent of the vote. He will use the next six years to advance his mission: cementing Russia's role as a major player on the world stage.


From Pride To Protest: How Russians Feel About Their Presidential Election

Friday, March 16, 2018

Ahead of Sunday's presidential election in Russia, NPR spoke with a Putin supporter, an opposition supporter and a Russian who sees no point in voting.


The Russian Chef Who Is Bringing Back His Homeland's Colorful, Classic Cuisine

Friday, March 16, 2018

Before the Soviet period, "Russian food had color," says Vladimir Mukhin of Moscow's world-famous White Rabbit restaurant. He aims to honor those flavors, as well as locally source his ingredients.


Meet The Activist Who Uncovered The Russian Troll Factory Named In The Mueller Probe

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lyudmila Savchuk infiltrated an online troll farm in St. Petersburg. "That feeling from the Soviet times — I can feel it everywhere," she tells NPR.


Brandi Carlile On Practicing Forgiveness, Even When It's Hard

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"It's a really radical and ugly, difficult process that, you know, great beauty comes from." The folk singer discusses her new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.


Meet The Russian TV Personality Running For President Against Putin

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

A former reality TV star with a huge social media following, Ksenia Sobchak is a candidate in Russia's elections next month. She has a political pedigree, too: Her father was Vladimir Putin's mentor.