NPR | March 11, 2014 9:01 a.m.
Reading in Chinese can be difficult for language learners. So ShaoLan Hsueh and a team of visual designers have created Chineasy, a new book of pictograms featuring more than 400 Chinese characters.
NPR | March 09, 2014 11:36 a.m.
The Eataly food emporium plans to open a $55 million theme park in Italy, devoted to the nation's culinary pleasures. Some have dubbed it the "Disneyland of food," but Italians aren't impressed.
NPR | March 09, 2014 9 a.m.
Some of Hollywood's most popular Westerns were filmed in Spain's Tabernas Desert. Today those sets are used in Western-style theme parks for bank heists, shoot-outs and saloon shows.
NPR | March 04, 2014 2:44 p.m.
"The fact is, these are Russian forces," Ukraine's ambassador to the U.S., Olexander Motsyk says. "And they... participate in toppling local government in Crimea."
NPR | March 04, 2014 6:59 a.m.
Many tourists can't seem to resist leaving their marks on China's famous wall. Authorities are hoping to contain the damage by creating a place where it's OK to do so.
NPR | March 03, 2014 11:19 a.m.
The region hasn't dominated headlines for nearly 160 years, but the Crimean War played a huge role in the Western zeitgeist of the time. And its cultural and technological impacts still reverberate.
NPR | Feb. 24, 2014 2:48 p.m.
The Big Mango is a roadside tourist attraction that's 33 feet tall and 26 feet wide; it weighs seven tons. As of last night, it's missing. But not everyone thinks it was stolen.
NPR | Feb. 24, 2014 11:14 a.m.
As part of Black History Month, host Michel Martin asks actor, playwright and theater director Kwame Kwei-Armah why he, and so many other British actors, have chosen careers in the U.S.
NPR | Feb. 23, 2014 10:29 a.m.
Maria Von Trapp, the last of the seven-member Trapp Family Singers that inspired the play and film, died on Tuesday at her home in Vermont.
NPR | Feb. 21, 2014 3:49 p.m.
In a twist on the old "teach a man to fish" adage, a Vancouver group teaches inveterate alcoholics to brew their own booze. The goal? Keeping them from drinking unsafe liquids that contain alcohol.