Behind every gleaming bathroom or expertly manicured lawn is a person tasked with its upkeep. These workers are the stars of Ramiro Gomez's art — he's a former nanny and the son of Mexican immigrants.
To celebrate National Poetry Month this April, All Things Considered asked listeners to Tweet poems with the hashtag #NPRpoetry. Eight-year-old Lily Sciacca writes about how she finds her father.
It's National Poetry Month and listeners have been submitting Twitter poems with the hashtag #NPRpoetry. Graphic designer Kat Wedmore wrote about her connection with the show Jeopardy!
Many teachers in urban schools don't understand their students or the places they live, says author and educator Christopher Emdin.
From a bland suburban upbringing, Elsa Dorfman emerged into a creative life inspired by her 6-foot Polaroid camera. And the famed Beat poet turned out to be the key to that astounding metamorphosis.
While still at university, J.R.R. Tolkein became fascinated by Finnish mythology, abandoning his Classics degree to adapt the epic Story of Kullervo — work that led to the creation of Middle Earth.
In 1964, the silent film master and the celebrated playwright made a film together. It was Beckett's first movie — and it showed. Notfilm tells the story of their collaboration.
This National Poetry Month, All Things Considered asked you to submit Twitter poems. Lisa Fitzpatrick writes poetry to help her Spanish skills and Emily Jones writes about her love of the potato.
This National Poetry Month, All Things Considered challenged listeners to submit Twitter poems with the hashtag #NPRpoetry. Listener Tommy Welty wrote about his family.
Jonathan and Drew Scott have an HGTV show in which they help people renovate their dream homes. (They're joining us by phone because if they saw the way we decorate it would actually kill them.)
When the Broadway musical's creator said the life of Alexander Hamilton embodied hip-hop, people laughed. Now, he's written a book about the national phenomenon with former critic Jeremy McCarter.
Lauren Child has a new "Charlie and Lola" book after a long hiatus. She tells NPR's Scott Simon that she needed a break, but then she missed her popular characters.
Arianna Huffington says we're in the midst of a sleep deprivation crisis and that Donald Trump really shouldn't be bragging about needing only four hours of sleep a night.
In a new book, an NYU scholar explores how immigrants shape the American palate. He says it's time to ditch the phrase "ethnic food" — which lumps all nonwhite people and their cuisines together.
Seanan McGuire's new novella takes the classic portal fantasy — a group of kids who stumble into magical worlds and are forever changed — and gives it poignant new life.
Western movies once ruled Hollywood the way comic book movies seem to now. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Brooks Hefner of James Madison University about how Westerns faded from popularity, and whether the same thing will happen to superhero movies.
Louder Than Bombs and Demolition both deal with car crashes and grieving men, but the damage looks very different.
Historian Eric Foner recently won the American History Book Prize from the New York Historical Society for Gateway to Freedom, about the underground railroad. Originally broadcast Jan. 15, 2015.
From British colonials who fell in love with "curry powder" in India, to Koreans who encountered the taste in Imperial Japan, the story of curry is one of globalization writ on a dish.
In his new exhortation, "The Joy of Love," Francis addresses marriage, sex and love. For a 79-year-old man who has taken a lifelong vow of celibacy, the pontiff has some pretty solid tips.