Tanya Ballard Brown

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How The Long-Lash Look Went From The Red Carpet To Everyday Life

Saturday, February 25, 2017

False eyelashes used to be mostly seen on people in movies and were hard to put on and take off. But these days, you can see that red carpet false-eyelash look on people almost anywhere.


The Joy (And Fear) Of Making 'Kindred' Into A Graphic Novel

Friday, February 10, 2017

Nearly 40 years after it was published, Octavia Butler's time-travel novel Kindred has been adapted for a modern audience as a graphic novel. But reinterpreting the masterwork was a daunting task.


'Meaning of Michelle' Essays Celebrate First Lady's Realness

Monday, January 16, 2017

In a new collection, 16 essayists describe how Michelle Obama helped change the perception of black women and the White House.


How Arnold Palmer Hit A Hole-In-One With His Signature Drink

Monday, September 26, 2016

As we mourn the golf great, we acknowledge another contribution he made to our culture: the tasty and refreshing iced tea and lemonade beverage that carries his name.


100 Years In The Making, Black History And Culture Museum Gets Ready For Reveal

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The complicated history of how the National Museum of African American History and Culture finally moved from conversation to construction may be as compelling as the artifacts in its exhibits.


Conservative Icon Phyllis Schlafly Dies At 92

Monday, September 05, 2016

The political activist's fierce opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment is widely credited with its failure to be ratified. Schlafly long championed conservative causes and founded the Eagle Forum.


Turns Out, Fighting Fat Shaming And Racist Trolls Is Also A Ghostbuster's Job

Friday, July 22, 2016

Ghostbusters star Leslie Jones quit Twitter this week after getting her fill of racist and sexist trolls. But, as the saying goes, every goodbye is not gone.


LISTEN: 8 Excerpts From The Attorney General's Post-July 4 Grilling On Capitol Hill

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Loretta Lynch spent hours before a House committee, fielding questions about her decision to accept the FBI's recommendation to not bring charges against Hillary Clinton.


The Days After: A Nation Reacts To The Week's Violence

Saturday, July 09, 2016

In the aftermath of two highly publicized police shootings and the deaths of five Dallas police officers, scenes of protest and prayer have unfolded around the country. Here is a glimpse.


Serena Williams Wins Wimbledon In Straight Sets For 22nd Grand Slam Title

Saturday, July 09, 2016

Already one of the greatest tennis players ever, Serena Williams won her seventh Wimbledon title in straight sets on Saturday. Later, she and her sister Venus won their sixth doubles championship.


What We Know About The Dallas Suspected Gunman

Friday, July 08, 2016

Law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation have identified the gunman killed in Dallas as Micah Xavier Johnson. The Pentagon says Johnson was a military veteran who served in Afghanistan.


#NPRreads: Finding A Point Of View

Saturday, July 02, 2016

From a profile of Samantha Bee to the views of Chelsea Manning on the military's new transgender rules, these stories are about how we see the world.


#NPRreads: Take A Tour Of These Three Stories This Weekend

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.


#NPRreads: 3 Stories To Crack Open This Weekend

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Read about the gender biases of your cell phone assistant, the ways politicians supported the Malheur militants, and how Europe's jihadists are different from their predecessors.


The People Have Spoken: No New Flag For New Zealand

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Ten months and 10,000 flag submissions later, New Zealanders decided to just keep what they had.


What Do Bears And Bulls Have To Do With Our Investments?

Friday, January 22, 2016

Stock markets rallied Friday, but the year hasn't started off so great for Wall Street. The Dow Jones industrial average was down more than 500 points for a bit on Wednesday, the Standard & Poor's 500 index has dropped about 7 percent this month and markets around the world have ...


Actor Idris Elba To U.K. Politicians: More Diverse Roles Needed

Monday, January 18, 2016

Idris Elba is expected to make a speech about a lack of diversity on British television before members of Parliament and senior TV executives on Monday, according to The Guardian.

Elba gained popularity after his breakout role as Stringer Bell on HBO's The Wire, won a Golden ...


Totem Pole Stolen 84 Years Ago By Actor John Barrymore Goes Home

Friday, October 23, 2015

A totem pole stolen by actor John Barrymore in 1931 that later ended up as a yard decoration for actor Vincent Price was returned to Alaska tribal members on Thursday.

The Associated Press reports that the stolen pole was one of more than 100 that once stood in the old ...


New Delhi Steers Residents To Park Cars So Residents Can Breathe Easier

Thursday, October 22, 2015

New Delhi officials urged drivers to park their cars and use public transportation Thursday, in a new effort to combat air pollution.

A major road closed for five hours and residents were encouraged to take public transportation, the Associated Press reported.

Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of the state of Delhi, ...


#NPRreads: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Latest Essay And A Profile Of The 'Anti-Redskin'

Friday, September 18, 2015

NPRreads is a weekly feature on Twitter and on The Two-Way. The premise is simple: Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. On Fridays, we highlight some of the best stories.

This week, we bring you three ...