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Books We Love: Recommended reading for romance

Sunday, August 21, 2022

NPR's Books We Love has reading recommendations from our staff and contributors. Today, we hear about three new romance novels: "An Arrow to the Moon," "Young Mungo" and "Ramon and Julieta."


NPR's top picks for 2022 fiction books

Sunday, August 07, 2022

Four NPR staffers recommend new novels in an early taste of our annual Books We Love round-up: "How High We Go in the Dark," "Vladimir," "Mecca" and "The Candy House."


Cooking up food and identity in Pailin Chongchitnant's "Hot Thai Kitchen"

Tuesday, December 28, 2021

When chef Pailin Chongchitnant realized that cable television wasn't ready for a Thai cooking show, she started her own on YouTube. On it, she breaks down some of the misconceptions about the cuisine.


Aid Official Warns Of A Bleak Situation In Afghanistan As Winter Approaches

Friday, September 24, 2021

The head of Save the Children in Afghanistan says it has been difficult to operate under the Taliban and their restrictions on women. Without humanitarian aid, he predicts serious casualties ahead.


Some Schools In Afghanistan Are Back, But Only For Boys. Girls Have Been Told To Wait

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Chris Nyamandi, Country Director of Save The Children in Afghanistan about a restriction on girls' education and other threats to children's welfare under the Taliban.


The Man Behind Those Annual 'Sept. 21' Videos Has Made His Last Masterpiece

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Since 2016, Demi Adejuyigbe has made increasingly lavish videos dancing to the Earth, Wind and Fire hit "September." "It just feels like doing the impossible with a bunch of friends," he says.


Teens Leylah Fernandez And Emma Raducanu To Face Off At The U.S. Open Women's Final

Friday, September 10, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with sports writer Lindsay Gibbs about Emma Raducanu and Leylah Fernandez, the two teen tennis players who will go head-to-head at the U.S. Open women's final on Saturday.


IDs Aren't The Only Fake Documents College Students Want — Now It's Vaccine Cards Too

Thursday, August 12, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with Roselyn Romero of the Associated Press about how college students are using forged vaccination cards to attend in-person classes, and what schools are doing to respond.


Texas School Administrators Go Door To Door To Bring Students Back To The Classroom

Thursday, July 29, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with Alejandro Delgado, enrollment director for the Austin Independent School District, about efforts to reregister students for in-person school this fall amid the pandemic.


How Competing Without Fans In The Stands Could Affect Olympic Athletes' Performances

Friday, July 16, 2021

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with professor of sports psychology Dr. Dan Weigand about how performing without spectators could affect athletes' performances at the 2021 Olympics.


Robert Downey Sr., Director of Experimental American Movies, Dies At Age 85

Friday, July 09, 2021

Downey Sr., who wrote and directed the 1969 film Putney Swope, died Wednesday in his home from complications due to Parkinson's disease.


'Speedrunners' Are Beating Video Games In Record Time For Charity

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

At 'Summer Games Done Quick,' speedrunners (people who compete to finish video games as fast as possible) are raising lots of money for charity.


A Single California Fire Killed 10% Of The World's Giant Sequoia Trees

Friday, June 04, 2021

At least 10% of the world's giant sequoia trees were destroyed in one California wildfire in the Sierra Nevada last year.


Casinos Aim To Rebound As Las Vegas Returns To Full Capacity

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

After a year of social distancing restrictions, Las Vegas is reopening at 100% full capacity on June 1.


San Jose, Calif., Councilman Remembers Victim Of Railyard Shooting

Thursday, May 27, 2021

NPR's Ari Shapiro speaks with San Jose Councilmember Raul Peralez about one victim of Wednesday's shooting at a rail yard in Northern California.


Engaging With Asian American And Pacific Islander Heritage Month: A Reading List

Friday, May 14, 2021

Over the past year, stories surrounding Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have been full of violence and grief — here are some reading recommendations that'll take you beyond just suffering.


Author Leah Johnson On Being Young, Black, Queer And In Love

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Leah Johnson never saw herself in the novels she grew up with, so she wrote her own. Her debut is about the joy and frustration of growing up Black and queer in a place where that's not the norm.