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On a new album, 'Heterosexuality,' Shamir tackles the trauma of being oneself

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Shamir's new album, 'Heterosexuality,' confronts how the public viewed him back in 2014, when his debut single nearly made him a pop star at the age of 19.


How sexism and homophobia sidelined the National Women's Football League

Wednesday, November 03, 2021

The NWFL lasted from the mid-1970s to 1988, when it shuttered and the teams broke apart. A new book, Hail Mary, xplores the league's origins and the problems that brought it to an end.


'Visions' Is The 'Star Wars' Anime You Were Waiting For

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Lucasfilms has partnered with several Japanese anime studios for the new animated series Star Wars: Visions — but this isn't the first time Star Wars has drawn inspiration from Japanese entertainment.


Thousands March In D.C. For Voting Rights

Saturday, August 28, 2021

People gathered in Washington, D.C., and also in other cities, to demand lawmakers protect voting rights after a slew of suppressive legislation in Republican-led states.


Lorde, Now Fully Adulting, Embraces A Folksy Analog On 'Solar Power'

Friday, August 20, 2021

The pop star has spent the four years growing up and slowing down – she speaks to Morning Edition about her new album and sound, including using her synesthesia like a creative scythe.


Former 'Ex-Gay' Leaders Denounce 'Conversion Therapy' In A New Documentary

Monday, August 02, 2021

Netflix's documentary Pray Away talks to former leaders of Exodus International, one of the biggest organizations that pushed for so-called conversion therapy for LGBTQ+ people.


After Decades In The Background, Queer Characters Step To The Front In Kids' Media

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

For decades, children's cartoons have had queer-coded characters in the margins. Now, a new database shows that more animators are pushing for nuanced and overtly queer stories.


On 'My Savior,' Carrie Underwood Sings For An Audience Of One

Friday, March 26, 2021

My Savior, the new album by Carrie Underwood, is a first for the country music superstar, who pulls from the songbook of her childhood in church.


Katy Perry On Expanding And Reframing Herself On 'Smile'

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The pop music power house drops her new album, Smile, on Friday, and she's given birth to her first child. Perry talks about the loss of certainty and rebuilding her confidence while making Smile.


In Ashtabula, Ohio, Young People Fight For The County's Political Future

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Ashtabula County, Ohio, voted for Barack Obama in 2016, then for Donald Trump. New political leaders there hope a younger generation of voters will help decide the 2020 presidential election.


The Chicks Look Back And Laugh

Friday, July 17, 2020

Gaslighter is country trio The Chicks' (formerly Dixie Chicks) first new album in 14 years. In some ways, the world has finally caught up to the band since it fell out of public favor in 2003.


On Her New Song 'Horsemen,' Angelica Garcia Imagines The Apocalypse

Wednesday, July 08, 2020

For the Morning Edition Song Project in which musicians catalog life in the era of COVID-19, Angelica Garcia conjures the four horsemen of the apocalypse in a disquieting piano ballad.


In 'She-Ra And The Princesses Of Power,' True Strength Is In Being Yourself

Friday, May 15, 2020

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation have rebooted the classic 1980s cartoon She-Ra: Princess of Power. The new version updates characters from the old show to reflect a more diverse audience for kids.


Angelica Garcia On Embracing Her Identities With 'Cha Cha Palace'

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

NPR's Noel King speaks with the singer-songwriter about her new album, a love letter to her Mexican and Salvadoran roots as well to as her childhood on the eastern edge of Los Angeles.


Future 'Superstar' Caroline Rose On Confronting The Pitfalls Of Fame

Thursday, March 05, 2020

NPR's Rachel Martin talks to the Americana-songwriter-turned-pop-star about her new concept album, which fictionalizes her own experiences with fame.


The Lumineers Trace The Cycle Of Addiction: 'It's A Progressive Disease'

Friday, September 13, 2019

Wes Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers break down the three generations of addiction depicted in the band's latest album, III.


Iran Under Sanctions: A Scramble For Cancer Care And Blame To Go Around

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Shortages affecting hospitals and clinics are a perilous example of an economic crisis that has worsened since the U.S. imposed economic and financial penalties on the country.


The 1st Legally Married Same-Sex Couple 'Wanted To Lead By Example'

Friday, May 17, 2019

Fifteen years ago, Tanya McCloskey and Marcia Kadish were the first same-sex couple to be legally married in the U.S. Kadish reflects on their marriage and on her late wife.


Ani DiFranco Relives Her Indie Rock Rise: 'I Wanted A Different Kind Of Power'

Tuesday, May 07, 2019

After spending decades as a musician with her own label, Ani DiFranco reflects on how it all got started in her new memoir, No Walls and the Recurring Dream.


The Cranberries' Final Album Celebrates The New Beginning Dolores O'Riordan Wanted

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

When Dolores O'Riordan died in 2018, she left behind vocal tracks of what was intended to be The Cranberries' new album. Now, remaining band members have completed the album in her memory.