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Composers reimagined some of the most iconic 'Final Fantasy' songs in 'Rebirth'

Thursday, May 02, 2024

A big part of what makes the Final Fantasy franchise so beloved is its score. Rebirth's composers aimed to make music that pleases fans of the original while trying something new and surprising.


Rachel Khong explores genetics, race and the idea of being American in new novel

Wednesday, May 01, 2024

NPR's Juana Summers talks with author Rachel Khong about her book Real Americans, a multi-generational new novel about coming of age and defining who you are.


What happened at WNBA draft — and what the future of the sport could hold

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Jemele Hill, contributing writer for The Atlantic, about the 36 new players who were drafted into the WNBA and the future of the sport.


Remembering DJ Mister Cee, who changed New York hip-hop

Friday, April 12, 2024

Mister Cee's friend and fellow Hot 97 DJ Peter Rosenberg remembers the longtime hip-hop DJ and radio host who regularly introduced his audience and the record industry to new talent.


Previews and predictions for NCAA men's final four

Friday, April 05, 2024

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with TNT Sports sideline reporter and bracketology expert Andy Katz about final four predictions, championship X-factors and indelible moments from this year's bracket.


A former State Department employee speaks out against Biden's support for Israel

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

A few days after resigning from the State Department, Annelle Sheline speaks out against the Biden administration's support for Israel and says many of her former colleagues share her concerns.


Can AI create compelling video game stories? Writers have their doubts

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Tech companies and game publishers are promising that artificial intelligence can write video game dialogue, making characters more dynamic and interactive. Video game writers are skeptical.


Lebron James reaches 40,000 points, and doesn't look like he'll stop anytime soon

Monday, March 04, 2024

Ailsa Chang talks to Ben Golliver of the Washington Post about Lebron's latest career milestone — and how he keeps on scoring, despite being the oldest player in the league.


What a Julian Assange conviction could mean for the future of press freedom

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University's Jameel Jaffer about arguments that prosecuting Julian Assange would threaten press freedom.


Haley vows to stay in the race, regardless of what happens in South Carolina primary

Tuesday, February 20, 2024

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Matthew Moore, former chair of South Carolina's state GOP, about Nikki Haley's decision to stay in the presidential race ahead of the South Carolina primary.


What layoffs in the video game industry mean for developers and the games we love

Monday, February 19, 2024

NPR's Ailsa Chang speaks with video game journalist Rebekah Valentine about the trends that are driving layoffs across the industry.


Rep. Jim Clyburn frames election as choice between 'loud noise' and 'quiet diplomacy'

Friday, February 02, 2024

NPR's Juana Summers sits down with South Carolina Rep. Jim Clyburn, a storied kingmaker in Democratic politics, to discuss the Biden campaign and the state's new role as the first Democratic primary.


Musician Brittney Spencer says she has Baltimore to thank for her intro to country

Friday, January 19, 2024

NPR's Juana Summers talks with country singer Brittney Spencer, originally from Baltimore, about her debut album called 'My Stupid Life.'


Jodie Foster and Kali Reis on the latest season of 'True Detective'

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Juana Summers talks to Jodie Foster and Kali Reis about the new season of True Detective.


A kidnapping of six sisters and a murder has gripped Nigeria

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The horrific murder of one of six kidnapped sisters close to Nigeria's capital has gripped and shocked a nation that has become nearly immune to the kidnapping epidemic.


Why some Taiwanese Americans are moving back to Taiwan

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

The 1970s-1990s saw a mass wave of Taiwanese immigrants to the U.S. Now, many of their children are moving to Taiwan for a safer future despite the west's perceptions of impending war with China.


Here's what shook the video game world in 2023 — and how 2024 is looking

Friday, January 05, 2024

NPR's Juana Summers talks with Shannon Liao, deputy Gaming Editor of Inverse, about massive mergers, layoffs and emerging technology that shook the video game industry in 2023.


Our NPR colleagues weigh in on their favorite video games of the year

Wednesday, January 03, 2024

There were a lot of great video games that came out last year. Our colleagues at NPR share some of their favorites.


A controversial exchange frees Russian convicts if they agree to fight in Ukraine

Friday, December 15, 2023

Russia has freed violent convicts in exchange for their military service in Ukraine. Their victims' families say justice has been denied.


The new 'Wonka' film manages to not be too sweet

Friday, December 15, 2023

Bob Mondello shares his thoughts on Timothee Chalamet's rendition of a young Willy Wonka in the new prequel to the Roald Dahl film classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.