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Joy Crookes' first album embraces power, heartbreak and racial justice

NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with singer and songwriter Joy Crookes about her debut album, Skin. → Read More

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As Miss Navajo Nation, she helped her community through the pandemic

When Shaandiin Parrish was crowned Miss Navajo Nation in 2019, she didn't expect to win. She also didn't expect to be carrying the honor two years later and through the health crisis. → Read More

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Tiny Desk Contest entrant Yosmel Montejo has a message for his community: 'Go for it'

Every year, the Tiny Desk Contest attracts thousands of unsigned musicians from across the country. Yosmel Montejo impressed the judges with "La Caliente," a song that reflects on life in Cuba. → Read More

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Billie Eilish Can't Wait To See The Future

With lyrics poking at the ways young women are scrutinized and exploited, Happier than Ever finds Eilish in some dark corners — but the pop supernova tells NPR she's got lots to feel hopeful about. → Read More

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Andrew McCarthy Recalls His Brat Pack Years In A New Memoir

The star of movies like St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink writes about his tumultuous 20s in Brat: An '80s Story. Of that era's movies, he says the emotions are timeless, the hair not so much. → Read More

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A Constitutional Quirk Inspired Stacey Abrams' New Thriller, 'While Justice Sleeps'

Article Three of the Constitution gives Supreme Court justices lifetime appointments — but doesn't cover what to do if they become incapacitated. For Abrams, that was the spark for an exciting story. → Read More

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German Gymnasts Cover Their Legs In Stand Against Sexualization

Female gymnasts from Germany wore full-length unitards instead of leotards in a recent competition. Psychology professor Elizabeth Daniels says it's a statement about comfort over outward appearance. → Read More

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On 'Vulture Prince,' Arooj Aftab Finds New Meaning In Familiar Words

Aftab's third record, Vulture Prince, was completed after the loss of her younger brother; it weaves grief and longing through the different styles the artist dabbles with. → Read More

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Old Ways Cradle A New Life In 'I Sang You Down From The Stars'

Caldecott Medal-winning artist Michaela Goade's Tlingit heritage her illustrations for I Sang You Down From the Stars, about a woman following Indigenous customs as she prepares for motherhood. → Read More

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Blowing Bubbles And Running From Bombs: The Reality Of War For The Children Of Syria

As the 10-year anniversary of the war approaches, a new book from the photojournalist Bassam Khabieh shares moments of normalcy and resilience against a backdrop of violence, displacement and fear. → Read More

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Grace Potter On 'Daylight' And Grammy Nominations: 'I Do Belong Here'

Grace Potter, a nominee for at this year's Grammy Awards, confesses that Daylight, more than any across her body of work, is the album she wants to be recognized for. → Read More

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Relief Money Could More Than Double Support For Child Care Needs In Mississippi

Carol Burnett, who heads an advocacy group for child care centers, says the funds will help mothers enormously — "whether they're trying to get out of poverty" or "find a pathway to higher income." → Read More

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Misinformation And Mistrust Among The Obstacles Latinos Face In Getting Vaccinated

Vaccination programs work best when as many people as possible get vaccinated, but Latinos are getting inoculated at lower rates. A group that helps immigrant workers is working to change that. → Read More

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Obesity Specialist Says BMI Is A 'Good Measure' For Vaccine Priority Group

As cities offer vaccine appointments for people with a BMI of at least 30 — the medical benchmark for obesity — Dr. Fatima Stanford pushes back against the shame faced by those with the disease. → Read More

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Guards, Generosity, Patience: A Volunteer Effort To Vaccinate Public School Workers

In Washington, D.C., hospital staff vaccinated 1,750 public school workers in one day. It was a hard-won success amid a fragmented nationwide vaccination campaign fraught with challenges. → Read More

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Where Did The Flu Go? Homebound Kids Shape A Mild Season

There have been just 165 flu-related hospitalizations since October. Infectious disease specialist Dr. William Schaffner says virtual schooling has kept kids from spreading the flu so readily. → Read More

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Actor And Author Ethan Hawke: Writing 'Forces You To Think Through Things'

Hawke's latest novel is called A Bright Ray of Darkness. It's about a famous young actor in a crumbling marriage who immerses himself in a Broadway production of Shakespeare's Henry IV. → Read More

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The Trojan Women — And Many More — Speak Up In 'A Thousand Ships'

Natalie Haynes's new book tells the epic story of the Trojan War from the perspectives of the women involved in it. And that means all the women — from Troy and Sparta, goddesses, Amazons and more. → Read More

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Here's How America's Crisis Feels Too Familiar To This Immigrant Who Has Covered War

No, Washington, D.C., is not Baghdad, despite now having a Green Zone of its own. But the events of Jan. 6 make the comparison more apt than any of us would wish. → Read More

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Betto Arcos Shares The Power Of Community In 'Music Stories From The Cosmic Barrio'

In his new book, the globetrotting journalist and longtime NPR contributor collects some of his favorite reports from musicians and music communities around the world. → Read More