Arts | Nation | Entertainment | ScienceNPR | Oct. 24, 2016 11:31 a.m.
When astronomers spot a new planet that's too far away to be seen in detail, they work with artists to depict it. Space artists say they have a lot of freedom, but have to be careful, too.
Sherry Thomas' new novel presents a gender-flipped Sherlock Holmes tale, with a heroine who must battle not only the bad guys but also the Victorian era's unfair restrictions on women's lives.
Over the decades, they've tracked down looted paintings and manuscripts, and rescued artwork after natural disasters. These days, they're salvaging centuries-old works in Italy's Amatrice quake zone.
An ambitious federal project, abandoned as WWII loomed, sought to document the country's food traditions amidst great change — as fast food was rising and ethnic cuisine was becoming American cuisine.
The National Museum of American History says it will cost $300,000 to protect the aging shoes in The Wizard of Oz. A Kickstarter campaign launched three days ago has already raised nearly $200,000.
The restaurant inside the new National Museum of African American History and Culture offers a menu designed to showcase the breadth of black contributions to our nation's cuisine.
Why are so many ghosts unmarried women? And why doesn't Richmond, Va., have ghost stories about slavery? Writer Colin Dickey explores all that and more in a new book called Ghostland.
Arts | World | TechnologyNPR | Oct. 10, 2016 10:09 a.m.
An exhibit at the Coliseum features life-size reconstructions of ancient works that ISIS damaged or destroyed in Iraq and Syria. "It is a universal heritage," says curator Francesco Rutelli.
Two Native American authors tackle the perpetual challenge of combating ignorance, stereotypes and the notion that there's such a thing as a "real" Indian.
Handmade trains its lens on 34 women from across the war-torn north, interweaving their stories of struggle and survival with recipes representative of the region's distinctive cuisine.