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Tiny Desk, Huge Enthusiasm: Latin Music On Our Small Stage

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 12:29pm

Alt.Latino samples some of the Latin artists who've performed in NPR's one-of-a-kind concert series.

Trailer: Hidden Brain 2.0

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:40am

Listen to a preview of our fall line up.

What Happens When Yelp Restaurant Reviews Turn Political?

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:32am

First American Fried Chicken, owned by the family of the suspect in the Manhattan bombings, is the latest eatery to see reviews plummet based on more than food. Some attacks can cross into real life.

'He Will Be Our Brother': Boy, 6, Asks Obama To Bring Syrian Boy To Live With Him

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:23am

The breathtaking sadness of seeing a young boy suffering in Syria's civil war has prompted a breathtaking offer of hospitality and friendship.

'Born To Run' Is A 500-Page Springsteen Show

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:14am

Can't see The Boss in concert? Pick up his new memoir, which begins with 7-year-old Springsteen watching Elvis on TV. From $3-a-night shows to swooning stadiums, it's a wild and well-written ride.

District Profile: Presidential, House Races In The Spotlight In Maine's 2nd

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:12am

The district is in the midst of a big fight over its House seat, with incumbent Republican Rep. Bruce Poliquin trying to fend off Democrat Emily Cain.

Chinese City Urges People To 'Appreciate The Significance Of Having Two Children'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:12am

The city of Yichang is calling on couples to serve their country by having a second child, even as harsh fines are announced for families in Beijing who violate the rules on having more than two kids.

Protester Shot During Another Violent Night In Charlotte, N.C.

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 11:06am

Police say a protester was shot, but not by an officer. Gov. Pat McCrory imposed a state of emergency.

Composer Julia Wolfe Awarded MacArthur 'Genius Grant'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:54am

The New York composer is one of 23 individuals picked this year for the prestigious annual prize, which comes with $625,000.

1966 Vs. 1971: When 'Rock 'n' Roll' Became 'Rock,' And What We Lost

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:50am

Two books about two crucial years in the story of rock and roll, taken together, reveal how the genre shrank to become the playground of white men with guitars.

At White House, A Golden Moment For America's Great Artists And Patrons

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:22am

Two dozen luminaries — from Terry Gross to Mel Brooks, Morgan Freeman to Louise Glück — get laurels Thursday, as President Obama awards the National Medals of Arts and National Humanities Medals.

'The Wonder' Is A Hard-To-Believe Tale Of Belief

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:21am

Emma Donoghue's latest follows a nurse in 19th century Ireland who agrees to monitor a famed fasting girl. But both the unsympathetic nurse and the credulous villagers are hard to like or understand.

The Words Are Made Up, But Alcest's 'Kodama' Sure Is Pretty

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 10:00am

"There are no lyrics," Neige says of the gracefully savage track. "It's just vocal improvisation like Cocteau Twins or Dead Can Dance were doing back in the day."

More Than A Million Customers Still Without Power In Puerto Rico

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:54am

Classes were canceled and traffic was chaotic because of the large-scale power outage. The government-run power company said half of its customers should have power by the end of the day.

Politics, Protests Point To Overarching Question: 'Who Are We As Americans?'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:48am

Police shootings in Tulsa, Okla., and Charlotte, N.C., sparked protests in those cities this week. At one, a protester said, "All of these are my people. So when one of is hurt, all of us is hurt."

Mayor: 'Charlotte Has Always Been A Place That Comes Together'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:40am

Charlotte, N.C., Mayor Jennifer Roberts talks with Steve Inskeep about the fatal shooting of a black man by police and the subsequent protests in her city. One person was killed overnight.

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Deadpans On 'Between Two Ferns'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:02am

"What happens if you get pregnant? Are we going to be stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months?" host Zach Galifianakis asks.

PHOTOS: Pain, Anger And Violence Fill Streets Of Charlotte, N.C.

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:01am

After a fatal police shooting on Tuesday, the city has seen two days of peaceful demonstrations and violent protests. One man was shot at a protest Wednesday night and is on life support.

First Watch: LVL UP, 'The Closing Door'

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 9:00am

The New York band's new video for "The Closing Door" tells a sunny coming-of-age story.

Clinton Puts Focus On 56 Million 'Invisible' Disabled Voters

Thu, 09/22/2016 - 8:37am

By delivering a major address on issues around disability and employment, Hillary Clinton put a focus on a large group of voters who often feel ignored.

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