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Gay Glam Comes To HBO

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 2:23pm

Is Vinyl's latest fictionalized New York music character a tribute to Jobriath, the post-Bowie 'space clown' who was rock's first openly homosexual performer?

Just Turned 40? An Architect Says It's Time To Design For Aging

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 2:01pm

An architect looked at communities that serve older adults, and didn't like what he saw. By changing habits earlier in life, he says, we can create vibrant communities that will sustain us.

When Is It OK To Profit From Cooking Other Cultures' Food? You Weighed In

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 12:04pm

We started a conversation about food and race. Who gets to cook and become the face of a culture's cuisine? While our question was prompted by an interview with Rick Bayless, the issue transcends him.

'Going Green' Is Really 'Going Native': Western Apache Chef Nephi Craig

Mon, 04/04/2016 - 10:29am

Chef Nephi Craig of the Apaches in the Kitchen blog reflects on what the "mainstream" culinary world has to learn about Native foodways.

#NPRpoetry, Part Deux: Listeners Bare Their Souls In Stanzas

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 4:13pm

April is National Poetry Month. And the audience is sending All Things Considered original poems in 140 characters or less on Twitter. Here's an update from the curators who have been reading along.

The Surprising Story Behind Spam (The Food)

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 4:13pm

Author Ted Genoways traces the origins of canned spam in his book The Chain; Farm, Factory and the Fate of Our Food.

'Music Was Always My Anchor': A Story Of Soul And Struggle

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 1:00pm

Rashod Ollison's memoir Soul Serenade is a coming-of-age story and playlist combined. He says he "could always tell" his mother's mood "by which Aretha Franklin song was on."

Nurse Kellye Of 'M*A*S*H' Still gets Fan Mail For Breakthrough Role

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 6:21am

After a blog post goes viral, Rachel Martin catches up with Kellye Nakahara of M*A*S*H, whose role was a favorite for many. Her fans still say she broke barriers and made them smile.

How To Hook Kids On Books? Try Poetry

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 6:21am

Newbery Award-winning author Kwame Alexander's newest effort is a novel about a 12-year-old boy, that's written in verse. He tells NPR's Rachel Martin that poetry is a surefire way to reach kids.

A Spanish Comic Book Exposes Franco's Orphanages

Sun, 04/03/2016 - 6:00am

Carlos Giménez's graphic novel Paracuellos is an unflinching memoir of his time in the orphanages of Franco's Spain; it makes the experiences of a few boys in the 1950s inescapably universal.

Jimmy V, Coach K And Dean Smith: The 3 Legends Of N.C. Basketball

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:22pm

Sports columnist John Feinstein talks about his new book, The Legends Club, which follows the rivalry and friendship between three of college basketball's biggest coaches in the '80s.

'I Think That I Shall Never See, A Poem As Lovely As ... One On ATC'

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 3:54pm

For National Poetry Month, All Things Considered asked listeners to tweet poems of their own — including the rhyme that tops this story. The plot thickened when a high school English class jumped in.

Not My Job: We Quiz R.L. Stine On Ralph Lauren

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 10:23am

Since horror author R.L. Stine isn't the only famous R.L. out there, we've invited him to answer three questions about fashion mogul Ralph Lauren, who was born Ralph Lifshitz.

Don Cheadle's Miles Davis: The Latest "Badass" Black Man On Screen

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 8:30am

Don Cheadle personifies jazz genius Miles Davis in his new film "Miles Ahead." Badass black men rarely show up as leads in mainstream movies.

104-Year-Old Gets First Tattoo — For Good

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 7:06am

Jack Reynolds turns 104 on April 6th. To mark the occasion, and to raise money for charity, he's getting his very first tattoo. NPR's Scott Simon asks him about his late-in-life first.

The Biggest Sticklers For Typos Tend To Be 'Jerks'

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 7:06am

A new study points out that people who are sensitive to typos and grammatical errors aren't that well liked.

Healing And Horror Sit Side By Side In 'Little Red Chairs'

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 6:00am

Edna O'Brien's new book is set in a little Irish village disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious stranger, a war criminal in hiding whose murderous hands can heal as well as kill.

Love, Sandwiches And Impulse Jewelry Purchases In 'Lust And Wonder'

Sat, 04/02/2016 - 4:22am

Writer Augusten Burroughs has grown up on the page, in a series of unvarnished (and sometimes unhinged) memoirs. His latest is the story of a man trying to stay sober, stay in love and not blow it.

When It Comes To Talking Sex, Young Adult Books Can Be A Parent's Best Friend

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:22pm

Today's young adult novels deal with consent, sexual assault and the pressures of sexting, among other things. For parents who aren't comfortable broaching those subjects, these books can help.

Upending Troubled-Teen Conventions In 'Standing Tall' And 'The Dark Horse'

Fri, 04/01/2016 - 3:05pm

France's Standing Tall and the Maori drama The Dark Horse both feature adults reaching out to teens in unorthodox ways.




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