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Posted: 2020-05-30 09:00:00
Watch the pianist reimagine old spirituals and songs of freedom that continue to resonate in new ways.
Posted: 2020-05-29 14:42:25
Watch D Smoke perform a riveting Tiny Desk (home) concert.
Posted: 2020-05-29 09:00:11
Stream Over 100 Shows From The 9:30 Club
Between 2005 and 2017, NPR Music recorded more than 100 concerts at Washington D.C.'s famous 9:30 Club. Find them all here.
Posted: 2020-05-28 09:00:00
Rhiannon Giddens And Francesco Turrisi: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert
Watch the Americana star perform four songs in quarantine from her home in Ireland.
Posted: 2020-05-27 09:00:00
Wire: Tiny Desk Concert
More than 40 years after forming, the British post-punk pioneers finally visited the Tiny Desk.

Posted: 2020-06-01 00:48:55
The artist Christo died at his home in New York City on Sunday. He's known for major outdoor art installations that often involved wrapping buildings and elements of nature in fabric.
Posted: 2020-05-28 12:33:30
Most high school proms have been canceled because of the pandemic. Nevertheless, photojournalists gave these seniors a chance to dress up and get their prom photos taken.
Posted: 2020-05-28 09:00:27
How To Make A Mini-Zine About Life During The Pandemic
All you need is a sheet of paper and a pen. Read the comic for directions on how to fold and what to write in your zine. Then share it with Life Kit on social media. We'd love to see it!
Posted: 2020-05-25 19:58:00
How Definitive Image Of Pandemic Could Help Explain Tragedy
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Sarah Elizabeth Lewis, a professor of art history at Harvard University, about how the lack of images makes it harder to comprehend the vast lethality of the pandemic.
Posted: 2020-05-25 11:00:51
Art Of The New Deal: How Artists Helped Redefine America During The Depression
When the Roosevelt administration rolled out millions of dollars to fund artists, musicians, writers and actors, it wasn't just about job creation. It was to unite a nation in turmoil.

Posted: 2020-05-30 12:00:27
NPR's Scott Simon talks with Faizon and St. Geegland, who sound oddly like comedians John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, about their podcast.
Posted: 2020-05-29 11:00:11
Our video gaming columnist says she was a reluctant student as a child — but video games, even non-educational ones like the Assassin's Creed series, helped her get interested in learning.
Posted: 2020-05-28 20:25:00
'Food Is Social Adhesive,' So Questlove Is Hosting A Virtual Potluck
The Roots drummer, DJ and cookbook author isn't letting a pandemic slow him down — he's still performing on The Tonight Show, and now he's hosting a virtual potluck dinner party on the Food...
Posted: 2020-05-27 20:39:00
'Quaranzines' Bring Readers Together Despite Distancing
During the coronavirus pandemic, the Internet has become home to a growing number of self-published "quaranzines" on everything from cutting your own hair to building emergency hand washing stations.
Posted: 2020-05-27 20:08:00
The Trekkie Community Reacts To The Use Of 'Their' Term
The term "warp speed" was popularized by the Star Trek TV series. With the President announcing Operation Warp Speed to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, scientists and Trekkies discuss the term's...

Posted: 2020-05-29 21:10:00
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks to Tracee Ellis Ross about starring in The High Note, a movie about an over-40 superstar singer navigating the music industry with her assistant, who has her own music...
Posted: 2020-05-28 09:02:00
NPR's David Greene talks to film critic Kenneth Turan about the entire film library of Studio Ghibli, the famed Japanese animation house, now being streamed on HBO Max.
Posted: 2020-05-25 19:58:00
What Movies Hollywood Prepared For The Reopening Of Theaters
Memorial Day usually means the start of Hollywood's blockbuster season — except this summer is different. But if movie theaters do reopen soon, Hollywood has few premiers to revive the industry.
Posted: 2020-05-24 11:53:00
Movie Review: 'On The Record' With Russell Simmons' Accusers
A new documentary looks at allegations that the hip-hop mogul sexually assaulted several women, and places his case against the larger question of how black women are treated by the #MeToo movement.
Posted: 2020-05-23 07:15:00
'The Power Of A Group' Moves Sharon Horgan, Kristin Scott Thomas In 'Military Wives'
The film follows women who form a choir to cope with their spouses' deployments to Afghanistan. "It's a story that speaks to a huge number of partners, spouses and wives of the military," Horgan...

Posted: 2020-05-27 17:44:00
Kramer was a writer with an Oscar-nominated screenplay when his friends started dying mysteriously — galvanizing him to found the Gay Men's Health Crisis, and later ACT UP, to combat AIDS.
Posted: 2020-05-25 09:07:00
For 30 years, Shetler Studios provided affordable space in New York's theater district for rehearsals, readings, classes and auditions. The owners can't afford to continue because of the pandemic.
Posted: 2020-05-22 09:07:00
Taika Waititi Leads Star-Studded Virtual Reading Of 'James And The Giant Peach'
Filmmaker Taika Waititi leads a read-along of Roald Dahl's novel James and the Giant Peach to raise money for Partners in Health. He is joined by the Cate Blanchett, Meryl Streep and others.
Posted: 2020-05-19 19:32:21
Shakespeare's Globe May Not Survive Pandemic, U.K. Lawmakers Warn
Shakespeare's Globe in London is in dire financial straits after being closed since March, the venue's leadership says. The theater is requesting government aid to stay afloat.
Posted: 2020-05-17 11:24:00
With Theaters Shut Down, Why Not Put On A 'Play At Home'?
Theaters across the country have commissioned playwrights to create short plays that anyone can download and perform at home or online with friends and family. The initiative is called Play at...