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Rock band Grandaddy has returned — years after enduring a tragedy

Monday, February 19, 2024

Indie-rock band Grandaddy releases its first album of new material since the death of bassist Kevin Garcia.


Loved ones of Hamas attack victims diverge over Israel's war in Gaza

Friday, October 20, 2023

People who lost their family and homes in the surprise incursion into Israel by Hamas reckon with the aftermath.


Looks like we picked the wrong week to quit quoting 'Airplane!'

Monday, October 02, 2023

A new book about the 1980's film "Airplane!" from David Zucker, Jim Abrahams & Jerry Zucker, the writing and directing team responsible for one of the most transformative film comedies in history.


Mitski's 'most American' album is 'united by love'

Tuesday, September 19, 2023

NPR's Leila Fadel speaks with Mitski about her new album The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We.


'This has become a sacred alley.' The face of Emad Shargi imprisoned in Iran

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

A mural in Washington, D.C. depicts Americans wrongfully detained abroad and fades with time to represent passing days. Neda Sharghi's brother Emad imprisoned in Iran is one of those faces.


Meet the NBA dancers strutting into their Golden years

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

At halftime for the Golden State Warriors, a dance crew for performers age 55 and older hits the hardwood and steals the show.


A Tunisian artist is hoping to keep the memories of migrants alive

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Artist Mohsen Lihidheb collects objects that wash ashore in Zarzis, Tunisia. His collection is a tribute to the migrants who died trying to cross the Mediterranean.


Tunisians are voting in an election critics say could cement a return to autocracy

Saturday, December 17, 2022

In Tunisia, 12 years after the revolution, citizens are still asking, "How do you expect me to make a living?"


Afghans in a battle-scarred valley welcomed Taliban rule, but expect more

Monday, August 15, 2022

In rural Wardak province, some Afghans celebrated the return of the Taliban. One year later, here's what they want from the new government.


Bootsy Collins and Lettuce, positively helping to keep the funk alive

Thursday, June 02, 2022

At the beginning of lockdown, the legendary funk bassist began posting uplifting messages to Instagram, where they found a receptive audience in drummer Adam Deitch of the band Lettuce.


Kendrick Lamar's new song 'Auntie Diaries' divides the LGBTQ+ community

Thursday, May 19, 2022

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to writer Raquel Willis about Kendrick Lamar's song "Auntie Diaries" which has divided trans people with its story of how he came to accept his relatives' gender identities.


Talib Kweli on Black Star's return: 'We stand tall on the shoulders of our ancestors'

Tuesday, May 03, 2022

Talib Kweli discusses the return of Black Star after 24 years, including a return to some of the duo's foundational themes — black excellence, unity, Pan-Africanism and the raising of consciousness.


2 projects revive Selena's music for new generations

Thursday, April 07, 2022

Tejano singer Selena died in 1995. NPR's A Martinez talks to Maria Garcia, creator and host of the podcast Anything for Selena, about projects that will keep Selena's music alive for new generations.


Tanya Tagaq's powerful new album 'Tongues' aims for hope among hard truths

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Tagaq, a recipient of the national Polaris Music Prize, discusses the subjugation of Canada's Indigenous people and her hopes for healing through acknowledging that difficult history.


19-year-old lands in Belgium, becoming youngest woman to fly solo around the world

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Zara Rutherford set off from Belgium in August to circle the globe in her Shark UL plane. Five months later, she landed back home, having landed in 41 countries on five continents.


The Marine Corps is reinventing itself to reflect America, says top general

Friday, November 12, 2021

Gen. David Berger, commandant of the Marine Corps, has a new plan to recruit and retain Marines, as the service seeks to prioritize growing a corps of highly skilled and educated workers.


Kacey Musgraves: 'Star-Crossed' And Thriving

Friday, September 10, 2021

"We're all taught that the success of a relationship has to somehow correlate with the length of it... I just don't think that that's fully accurate." The singer-songwriter's new album is out today.


Photos: The Culture Of Whales

Monday, April 19, 2021

Belugas play, a sperm whale nurses, and orcas teach their pups to hunt in a series of photographs from National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.


On 'For Every Voice That Never Sang,' Kishi Bashi Is Confident For A Changing World

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Kishi Bashi reflects on the Asian American experience and the pain of pursuing acceptance in his Morning Edition Song Project entry, "For Every Voice That Never Sang."


Get Out Of Your Head With Infinity Song's 'Outside Myself'

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

"Outside Myself," Infinity Song's entry for the Morning Edition Song Project, is about trying to remember the big, wide world outside of you.