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Saudi Arabia aims to expand its influence in the sports world with MMA venture

Monday, December 04, 2023

A league backed by Saudi Arabia — Professional Fighters League — is taking on the Ultimate Fighting Championship — or UFC — in the world of mixed martial arts.


The death of a Palestinian olive farmer emphasizes conflict over land

Friday, November 10, 2023

Settler violence is on the rise in the West Bank.


Post Malone chases happiness, chicken nuggets and love in new album 'Austin'

Thursday, August 03, 2023

Hip-hop superstar Post Malone shares stories of fatherhood, self-doubt and why he named his latest album after his real name.


Tom Hanks has starred in dozens of movies. Now he's written a novel too

Tuesday, May 09, 2023

For Tom Hanks, movies have always been transformative. Now, after acting in dozens of them, he's written a novel based on his experiences on movie sets. He talked to NPR's A Martinez.


Separating climate change and inequality won't work, says Biden's World Bank nominee

Friday, April 14, 2023

Ajay Banga, the next nominee to lead the World Bank, says it will take trillions of dollars of investment and global partnerships to meet the world's challenges.


Rebecca Black leaves the meme in the rear view

Thursday, February 09, 2023

She scored a much-maligned hit at the age of 13 with "Friday." Now 25, Rebecca Black is finally releasing her debut album, Let Her Burn.


Tom Brady ends his football playing days, but he's not done with the sport

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

In an interview with NPR, Michael McCarthy of Front Office Sports spoke about Tom Brady's upcoming broadcast career. Brady signed a contract with Fox last year to be their lead NFL analyst.


His poem polarized India. Now comedian Vir Das is telling his side

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

"Don't ever let anyone tell you how to love your own country," Vir Das says in his new comedy special.


Meghan Trainor rediscovers her self-love as a new mom

Tuesday, November 01, 2022

The pop star first drew attention with the 2014 hit "All About That Bass" — she's back with a new full-length album hearkening to that era, called Takin' It Back.


America's kids are going back to school. Not all of their teachers will join them

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

It's a new school year and Jake Miller is not setting up his classroom in Pennsylvania. He's not getting to know a new group of eighth-graders. After 15 years of teaching, he quit.


MoviePass is returning. Here's what you need to know

Saturday, August 27, 2022

MoviePass burned through millions of dollars and went bankrupt in 2020. But now it's back, and CEO and co-founder Stacy Spikes says this time will be different.


Lauv longs for the happiness of childhood on 'All 4 Nothing'

Monday, August 08, 2022

One of pop music's main advocates of normalizing mental health issues, Lauv released a new album on Friday; it's called All 4 Nothing.


Online pricing algorithms are gaming the system, and could mean you pay more

Monday, July 25, 2022

Online pricing algorithms can game the system and ultimately end up costing the consumer more. And the impact of these program can go beyond just a few extra dollars at checkout.


Even experienced technicians find Apple's Self-Repair program hard to navigate

Monday, July 04, 2022

Apple's new Self-Service Repair program is not exactly the answer that many customers had hoped for. Apple maintains that its authorized providers are the safest and most reliable repair option.


Logic is ready to do things his way

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

In an interview with Morning Edition, rapper Logic explains the central message of his new album, Vinyl Days: "I rap good! Let's just be honest here."


Comedian Neal Brennan's New Show Centers On The Ways He Feels Unacceptable

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Brennan is best known for his creative partnership with comedian Dave Chappelle. Now, his new one-man show, Neal Brennan: Unacceptable, addresses feelings of self-criticism and mental health.


On New Album, Rapper IDK Reconciles A Disparate Self: 'And Here We Are Today'

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

NPR's A Martínez speaks to hip-hop artist and producer IDK about his latest album, USEE4YOURSELF, and his recently launched music business program for BIPOC creatives.


Wade Davis Jr. Describes The Fear Of Being Outed While He Was In The NFL

Thursday, June 24, 2021

The former NFL player says he was very conscious of the way that he walked and talked: "There's a certain type of macho that one knows that they have to perform in order to attempt to be accepted."


Harry Mack Is Freestyle Rapping For 10 Hours Straight

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

Freestyle rapper Harry Mack has been entertaining random strangers online with freestyle raps. To celebrate his rising success on YouTube, he plans to do a 10-hour freestyle livestream.


A Dog Café Has Created Connections And Community During The Pandemic

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

From dog biscuits to beef liver bites, StarPups Café in Toronto has more offerings than you can shake a stick at — and it also has those. There's a "stick library" with sticks of all sizes.