Intended For Millennials, Dish's Sling TV Is A Cord Cutter's Dream

NPR |Jan. 26, 2015 3:57 p.m.

Dish Network soon debuts its Sling TV streaming service, with a small group of cable channels for $20 a month. NPR TV Critic Eric Deggans tried it and says Sling TV is a welcome challenge to cable.

You'll Never Look at Parking Your Car the Same Again

Pri-the-world |Jan. 26, 2015 6:36 a.m.

Seeing The News: Take a look at this Hyundai facility in South Korea — that's a lot of cars. Also, celebrate with the Mawlids of Egypt and get an inside glance at one undocumented immigrant's college dream.

Got $15 Million? Actor Rowan Atkinson Has A Car For Sale

NPR |Jan. 25, 2015 3:31 p.m.

The actor who most famously plays Mr. Bean wrecked the high-performance car back in 2011. Luckily, he wasn't seriously injured. But it did cost him $1.4 million to get it fixed.

United Noshes: Dinner Party Aims To Eat Its Way Through Global Cuisine

NPR |Jan. 24, 2015 9:10 a.m.

A couple is cooking its way through meals from all 193 members of the United Nations. The series of dinner parties for friends and strangers is also a fundraiser and way to foster global connections.

5 Surprises From President Obama's YouTube Interviews

NPR |Jan. 23, 2015 3:06 p.m.

The president didn't stray far from his talking points, but the questions were surprisingly candid anyway.

Why Would You Share A Secret With A Stranger?

NPR |Jan. 23, 2015 9:34 a.m.

"Secrets...can be shocking, or silly, or soulful," says Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret. He shares a few of the half-million secrets that strangers have sent him on postcards.

Broadcaster Al Michaels Gets Ready To Provide 'Lyrics' For The Super Bowl

NPR |Jan. 22, 2015 10:20 a.m.

Michaels will anchor the Feb. 1 game between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots. He tells Fresh Air about when he fell in love with sports and the hardest sport to announce.

Are African Immigrants African American?

Pri-the-world |Jan. 21, 2015 7:46 a.m.

An upcoming documentary sheds light on the identities of African immigrants and African Americans — and the tensions between them.

'Blackhat': A Classic Detective Story For A Brave New World

NPR |Jan. 20, 2015 4:07 p.m.

Over his years as a director, Michael Mann has taken on many crime stories. In his new film, malware is a central villain and the hero battles an adversary who resides in the virtual world.

South Africa Is a 'Less Equal Place' Now Than Under Apartheid, Author Says

Pri-the-world |Jan. 20, 2015 12:20 p.m.

Author Katherine Newman says there are huge parallels between the legacy of apartheid and that of racial segregation in post-Civil War America. And she says young South Africans still believe in democracy, but corruption and inequality are tarnishing hopes for continued change.

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