"Sight isn't the only pathway to understand art," says Carol Wilson of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. There, specially trained docents lead tours using sound, description — and even touch.
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A luxury high-rise in San Francisco is sinking. The Millennium Tower has sunk more than a foot since its completion in 2010. It's also tilting, which makes life difficult for residents on high floors.
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Gay's new short story collection explores women's lives and issues of race, class and sex. But she says the book could easily have been called Difficult Men.
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Video game enthusiasts in Cuba face big obstacles with limited access to the Internet. With the opening to the U.S., two young Cubans hope to release the first independent game produced on the island.
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NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Senan Molony about his documentary, which presents evidence that a fire in the engine room could have also led to the sinking of the ship and the loss of 1,500 lives.
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Senan Molony about his documentary, which presents evidence that a fire in the engine room could have also led to the sinking of the Titanic and the loss of 1,500 lives.
Omar Saif Ghobash was 6 when an assassin killed his father, who was a diplomat from the United Arab Emirates. His new book is a collection of letters to his sons, urging them to reject extremism.
Tattoo artist Keith, "BANG BANG" McCurdy was a high school dropout who went from tattooing outside of a Delaware trailer park, to becoming the personal tattoo artist of supermodels and pop stars.
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Emily Bitto's new novel is set in the overheated avant-garde art scene of Depression-era Melbourne, where two girls — conventional Lily and sharp-tongued, exotic Eva — form a complicated bond.
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The author Aravind Adiga has never glossed over the challenges facing people in India. His latest book, Selection Day, is about two brothers who grow up in a Mumbai slum being told that their only way out is through cricket.
The Hollywood artist and calligrapher who designed Disney's Bambi has died at age 106.
Miranda says he doesn't feel the need to duplicate the success of Hamilton. "If you think in terms of topping, you're in the wrong business," he says.
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Creators of Mafia III, set in a fictionalized Louisiana, took a documentary approach to confronting players with prejudice and bigotry of the 1960s South from the perspective of a black protagonist.
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Emily Fridlund's electrifying debut novel History of Wolves is a contemporary coming-of-age story about a young woman — but it avoids the familiar story arc so common to other novels in that genre.
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Lake Superior State University has released its annual list of banished words for 2017. John R. Shibley, who curates the list, talks to NPR about the bete noires that made the bigly listicle of guesstimates.
The Poetry Project celebrates its 50th year of supporting contemporary poets. For the 43rd time, it held a marathon poetry reading on New Year's Day at St. Mark's Church-In-The Bowery.
Ross says he learned to "dish it out and take it" as a kid in Newark, NJ. He likens celebrity roasts to "a party where everybody goes and has a good time." Originally broadcast Sept. 13, 2016.
The ancient canals of Mexico City's Xochimilco borough are packed with colorful barges, centuries-old floating gardens, and boats selling an array of local street foods.
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The actor, who was best known for his role as Father Mulcahy on the television sitcom M*A*S*H, died after a battle with lung cancer.
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