'Rum, Rumba, And Romance': A Book On Cuba's Enduring Mystique

NPR |Dec. 19, 2014 5:15 p.m.

This week, President Obama announced that he will begin to normalize relations with Cuba. Cuban-American writer Richard Blanco recommends a book about Cuba's imprint on the American imagination.

About This Series: The 12 Days Of Quirky Christmas Foods Around The Globe

NPR |Dec. 19, 2014 11:52 a.m.

We're kicking off a 12-part series exploring the rich diversity of Christmastime edibles around the world. We've zeroed in on meals that reveal as much about a country's history as its gastronomy.

What The Change In U.S.-Cuba Relations Might Mean For Food

NPR |Dec. 18, 2014 2:47 p.m.

The decision to normalize relations is driving all kinds of speculation about American food companies opening up shop in Cuba. But analysts say: Don't expect to see McDonald's there anytime soon.

The Many Rabbit Holes (Or Should We Say Labyrinths) Of 'Serial'

NPR |Dec. 18, 2014 10:56 a.m.

The thing about Serial and its endless rabbit holes is that no matter how you view the podcast, there's an endless supply of avenues you can explore and different conversations you can have.

'Clifford The Big Red Dog' Creator Bridwell Dies At 86

NPR |Dec. 16, 2014 5:28 p.m.

More than 50 years after he came up with a story about a huge dog, author Norman Bridwell has died. In 2012, Bridwell told NPR he was shocked when his idea was accepted for publication.

Congress To Nutritionists: Don't Talk About The Environment

NPR |Dec. 15, 2014 4:16 a.m.

Should dietary guidelines consider the environmental effects of our food choices? The government-appointed Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee thinks they should. Congress, however, says no.

The Ethics Of Torture, Explored In A Painful Fable

NPR |Dec. 12, 2014 3:16 p.m.

This week, the Senate released a report that details the interrogation techniques used by the CIA after Sept. 11. Author Laila Lalami grapples with the questions it raises by turning to literature.

Aerial Photos Are New Weapon In Organic Civil War

NPR |Dec. 12, 2014 8:56 a.m.

An organic watchdog organization says big organic egg and milk producers are violating organic rules. As evidence, it offers aerial photos — but some photos may not be of organic operations.

Memories Of An Ironworker On The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

NPR |Dec. 12, 2014 6:41 a.m.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the opening of the New York landmark, we hear from Bob Walsh, a builder who worked on the structure, and writer Gay Talese, who chronicled its construction.

Why The White House Wants To Go After Seafood Pirates

NPR |Dec. 11, 2014 2:06 p.m.

Americans eat more seafood than just about anyone, but a big portion of imports are caught illegally. One expert calls this "the single greatest threat to sustainable fisheries in the world today."

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