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An Alt.Latino Road Trip With Attitude: Thelma and Luis

3 hours 50 min ago

The lure of the open road was too much to resist this week and Alt.Latino turns the volume up on a collection that includes Central American heavy metal, Cuban guitar jazz and Brazilian DJ's.

In Its Retelling, 'Roots' Is Powerful, Must-See Television

4 hours 19 min ago

This weekend, an eight-hour remake of the 1977 miniseries begins airing on A&E, Lifetime and The History Channel. TV critic David Bianculli says the new Roots deserves to be seen and talked about.

'The Dreaded Schwa' And Other Reasons To Love The Bee

4 hours 26 min ago

One of our favorite events is on again: the Scripps National Spelling Bee. From the tense smart kids to the cheering adults, it's all pretty great.

The Resurrected New York City Opera's Ambitious New Season

4 hours 52 min ago

From the ashes of bankruptcy, can a rebooted company relive its glory days? Its new general director discusses the past, present and future.

Trump Gains Enough Delegates For GOP Presidential Nomination

5 hours 7 min ago

Donald Trump has reached the magic number of 1,237 delegates, according to The Associated Press, making him the presumptive Republican nominee for president.

NASA's Attempt To Inflate Its Expandable Space Module Fizzles

5 hours 27 min ago

The module known as BEAM can be folded so it takes up less room in a cargo rocket, and then expanded once it reaches space. Or at least that's the hope.

Donald Trump Clinches GOP Nomination

5 hours 47 min ago

Garnering support of 1,238 delegates out of 1,237 needed, Trump is now the Republican Party's presumptive nominee.

Top Stories: French Labor Strikes; Neanderthals Liked To Build

5 hours 58 min ago

Also: A monster Kansas tornado causes damage but no injuries; South Carolina bans most abortions after 20 weeks; and the San Jose Sharks will be one of the teams in the NHL's Stanley Cup finals.

Songs We Love: Claude VonStroke, 'Who's Afraid Of Detroit (Octave One Remix)'

6 hours 23 min ago

A instant community anthem upon its release 10 years ago, the driving tech-house track is reworked by the brotherly Detroit duo that inspired Claude VonStroke.

Protests Escalate In France As Labor Groups Face Off With Government

6 hours 38 min ago

French President Francois Hollande wants to loosen the nation's strict labor code. The country's largest union is fiercely opposed.

Watch A Video For Quilt's 'Padova'

7 hours 1 min ago

Quilt's music can in fact be a comforting blanket and this video, for the song "Padova," turns grief into imagery that is filled with melancholy and humor.

The Trump-Clinton Gender Gap Could Be The Largest In More Than 60 Years

7 hours 52 min ago

Women have voted Democratic since 1992, while men consistently vote more to the right. This year, that gap could be bigger than it has been in more than six decades.

To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

8 hours 50 min ago

Across the U.S., school districts face low literacy rates among low-income and minority students. Here's how schools in Dallas, Baltimore and the Bronx are getting at the problem a little differently.

Bella And Max Are Top Dog Names In New York City

9 hours 18 min ago

Since 2008, Bella has been the city's most popular dog name. That's when the last of Stephenie Meyer's vampire-themed Twilight novels featuring heroine Bella Swan was published.

Walk This Way: Let Your Shoes Tell You Where To Go

9 hours 22 min ago

Why stare at your smartphone screen to get directions when you can let your sneakers guide you to your destination using Bluetooth and vibrations?

First Listen: Paul Simon, 'Stranger To Stranger'

9 hours 23 min ago

After 13 solo albums, Simon still views pop as a language of exuberant dances and polyrhythmic upheavals. Even now, his music pulses with the feeling of invention.

'Too Tough To Die,' Cass Neary Cuts A Jagged Path Through Crime Fiction

9 hours 23 min ago

This week, the NPR Books Time Machine is rewinding Elizabeth Hand's gritty, punk-inflected Cass Neary mystery series. "Scary Neary" is an aging rocker with addiction issues and a talent for trouble.

First Listen: William Tyler, 'Modern Country'

9 hours 23 min ago

On the guitarist's new album, Tyler's instrumentals stretch past the limits of most lyrics and approach a rare sense of mystery.

First Listen: Fear Of Men, 'Fall Forever'

9 hours 23 min ago

Jessica Weiss exudes ambivalence as a singer, but the arrangements around her billow and bloom. On Fear Of Men's second album, darkness and light fuse to form multifaceted gems.

First Listen: Fantastic Negrito, 'The Last Days Of Oakland'

9 hours 23 min ago

Angry, righteous and redemptive, The Last Days Of Oakland celebrates survival, as Xavier Dphrepaulezz infuses his songs with hard-bitten perspectives on life, love, art, commerce, class and society.




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