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Recent articles by Caroline:


America's most famous French chef on the 'Art of the Chicken' and a life well lived

Jacques Pépin has cooked for France's president and was a friend of Julia Child. His new memoir — complete with paintings, recipes and stories — is dedicated to his love of all things chicken. → Read More


Opinion: Tiny movers of earth, and also our hearts

NPR's Scott Simon has worms. Hundreds of them. They live in a bin on his balcony and rejuvenate soil for flowers and vegetables. He talks about his admiration for the squiggly things. → Read More


Opinion: Aaron Judge might break the true single-season home run record

New York Yankee Aaron Judge is approaching 62 home runs in a single season, which Scott Simon considers to be the true record, as those who have surpassed it used performance enhancing drugs. → Read More


'10 Things I Hate About You' and other gems inspired by classics in the public domain

A new horror movie featuring Winnie the Pooh prompted us to explore what's happened to some other works of art that ended up in the public domain. → Read More


Opinion: Remembering Anne Garrels, who blazed trails to the front lines

Scott Simon remembers the life and work of Anne Garrels, the formrer NPR foreign correspondent who died this week at the age of 71. → Read More


Opinion: It should not be a crime to criticize in Putin's Russia

Some critics of Russian President Vladimir Putin have died over the years from murky circumstances, as NPR's Scott Simon points out following the death this week of a Russian oligarch. → Read More


Opinion: In China, movie villains don't get away

In China, the new "Minions" movie ends with assurances that the bad guy serves time, rather than escapes. NPR's Scott Simon details how Chinese authorities could adjust the endings of other movies. → Read More


Exhibit honors Frank Oz's family legacy in puppeteering

Scott Simon speaks to legendary puppeteer Frank Oz about a museum exhibit honoring his parents - who made puppets and were survivors of the Holocaust. → Read More


Opinion: That unbelievable street violinist could just be a 'finger-syncer'

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on bogus buskers who fake violin virtuosity with recorded music tracks and ask for money to help with rent or medical bills. → Read More


Opinion: Vin Scully voiced baseball's history

Vin Scully, the "Voice of the Dodgers," died this week at the age of 94. Scott Simon reflects on the announcer's skill calling games for MLB's Los Angeles team. → Read More


Opinion: Are robots masters of strategy, and also grudges?

NPR's Scott Simon wonders whether the robots are turning on us. → Read More


A rock climber takes the Tiny Desk Contest to new heights

Entries to the Tiny Desk Contest tend to be incredibly creative and fun — maybe none more so this year than an entry from the singer-songwriter Lillian Frances. → Read More


Opinion: Blistering summers are the future

NPR's Scott Simon takes a look at the world's temperature maps, and asks what summer will mean to future generations. → Read More

How Chicago came to love the Italian beef sandwich

The new FX series The Bear centers on a fictional family owned Italian beef shop in Chicago, but the dish was already among the city's iconic foods. → Read More


A water crisis restricts usage to 6 hours a day in one of Mexico's largest cities

Scott Simon talks with Associated Press reporter Marcos Martinez Chacon about the water crisis affecting the residents of Monterrey, one of Mexico's largest cities. → Read More


Opinion: Wicket bad bet

NPR's Scott Simon talks about a cricket-match scam in an Indian village. Russian gamblers were duped. The scam is now under investigation. → Read More


Tim Heidecker reaches into the depths of his past on new album 'High School'

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Tim Heidecker about his music, his new sentimental album High School and about his sometimes crass comedy. → Read More


Opinion: In Paris, heroes carry espresso

On vacation in France and away from the news, NPR's Scott Simon enjoyed people-watching and tells us about it. → Read More


Opinion: After Jan. 6, what's next for our democracy?

NPR's Scott Simon shares his thoughts on watching the first public hearings of the House committee investigating the January 6th insurrection. → Read More


Wilco releases an out-and-out country music double album with 'Cruel Country'

NPR's Scott Simon talks to Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Glenn Kotche about their new album Cruel Country, and about writing songs with uncomfortable truths. → Read More