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A new school year begins. What are your goals for teachers and students?

Monday, August 29, 2022

With a new school year underway, we're wondering what goals you might be setting for yourselves. NPR poet-in-residence Kwame Alexander asks you to write about one of your goals in the form of a poem.


'1982' explores the complexities of love and war in Lebanon

Friday, June 10, 2022

1982 is a love story set against the backdrop of war, when Israel invaded Lebanon 40 years ago. Lebanese filmmaker Oualid Mouaness, inspired by his own memories, wrote the and directed the film.


Margarita Engle explores what it's like to be an outsider in 'Singing with Elephants'

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

NPR's A Martinez speaks with Cuban-American author Margarita Engle about her novel: Singing with Elephants.


Elif Batuman's sequel 'Either/Or' follows a young woman's sexual awakening

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Either/Or is Batuman's sequel to her bestselling Pulitzer finalist novel The Idiot.


'Mirror Made of Rain' looks at how patterns of self-destruction are inherited

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Naheed Phiroze Patel's debut novel Mirror Made of Rain is out in the U.S. this week.


In Appreciation of Teachers: Share a poem

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

As the school year draws to a close, is there a teacher who has inspired you? Share with us a poem showing your appreciation for educators who have inspired you.


These Ukrainian students are competing virtually in an international science fair

Monday, May 09, 2022

Students from Ukraine are among the finalists in this week's Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair. They're researching topics from cancer treatments to cockroaches.


'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.


Cypress Hill's impact comes into focus in new documentary

Thursday, April 21, 2022

Cypress Hill's '90s sensational hit "Insane in the Brain" is also the title of a new Showtime documentary out this week about the hip-hop group.


As an international march draws support for Ukraine, what else can the U.S. do?

Monday, February 07, 2022

U.S. officials say Russia has about 70% of its military in place for a full invasion of Ukraine. Meanwhile, people in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv marched against Russian aggression on Sunday.


A new book captures Cokie Roberts and her 'Life Well Lived'

Monday, November 01, 2021

At the 2019 funeral for longtime NPR journalist Cokie Roberts, her husband, Steven, told personal stories about their life together. There were still more to tell, so he dove into writing about them.


'Dear Memory' digs into the shame accompanying immigrant silence

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Victoria Chang traces her family history through letter writing in her book, Dear Memory. In an NPR interview, she talks facing micro and macro aggressions and staying silent, just like her parents.


Skepticism Of Science In A Pandemic Isn't New. It Helped Fuel The AIDS Crisis

Sunday, May 23, 2021

It's been 40 years since the first U.S. AIDS cases were were reported, and some who experienced the early years of the crisis say the effects of denialism then have carried into the COVID-19 pandemic.


John Boehner On The 'Noisemakers' Of The Republican Party

Monday, April 12, 2021

Boehner was the Republican speaker of the House during much of the Obama presidency. His new memoir recounts his time leading House Republicans — even if that meant doing things he personally opposed.


Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make Me An Algorithm: STEM Contest Winner Pairs Data

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The world of matchmaking won't have to rely on luck as much as math, thanks to Yunseo Choi. The 18-year-old came up with a matching theory that can be applied to people looking for a life partner.


The Dalai Lama Offers A Take On Climate Change: 'Promote Vegetarianism'

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader has co-written a book about climate change called Our Only Home. In an NPR interview, he suggests one step toward combating climate change is to stop eating meat.


Ishana Kumar, 12, Wins Top Award For Research Into 'Imaginary Colors'

Thursday, October 22, 2020

There is a winner in one of the country's biggest middle school science competitions: the Broadcom MASTERS. Ishana Kumar looked into how retinal fatigue may play a role in seeing "imaginary colors."


Summer Memories: Share Yours As A Haiku

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

NPR and poet Kwame Alexander are asking for haiku — that don't include the word "summer" — for an upcoming story. Write a poem inspired by your favorite summertime memories in just three lines.


What It's Like To Live With A Foot In China, Another In The U.S.

Tuesday, June 04, 2019

In a special series, Morning Edition discovers the experiences of people affected by the deepening tensions between the world's two largest economies.


Chef Dominique Crenn: 'Everything I Do Could Have ... Impact' For Other Women

Thursday, December 27, 2018

In a restaurant world dominated by men, Crenn recently became the first female chef in the U.S. awarded three Michelin stars. It's "showing young girls you can achieve a lot in your life," she says.