'Braveheart' Writer 'Heartbroken' Over Scottish Referendum

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 3:08 p.m.

Braveheart, written by Randall Wallace, inspired a generation in Scotland. So much so that the core of supporters of Scottish independence have been referred to as the "Braveheart Generation."

How Do You Reveal A Life-Changing Transformation?

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 11:22 a.m.

For most of Geena Rocero's career modeling lingerie and swimsuits, no one knew she was born a boy. Rocero talks about her decision to risk her career and reveal her background.

Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 7:29 a.m.

Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel Awarded MacArthur Fellowship

NPR |Sept. 19, 2014 4:57 a.m.

One of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants" went to cartoonist Alison Bechdel, inventor of a simple three-question test for how women are represented in films.

Look, Mom, I Finally Made It To Broadway!

NPR |Sept. 18, 2014 2:52 p.m.

NPR's Michel Martin will sit down with a panel of award-winning playwrights to ask about diversity in theater. Follow here or join us on Twitter on Friday at 7 p.m. ET, using #NPRMichel.

Meet The 2014 Winners Of The MacArthur 'Genius Grants'

NPR |Sept. 18, 2014 4:54 a.m.

This year's winners include a cartoonist, a documentarian, a saxophonist, mathematicians and scientists, poets, lawyers and advocates. Many are aiding or bringing attention to under-served groups.

Multispectral Imaging Could Reveal Secrets Of Martellus Map

NPR |Sept. 17, 2014 3:03 p.m.

A team of researchers are using multispectral imaging to uncover hidden text on a 1491 Martellus map, one of the most important maps in history. Lead researcher Chet Van Duzer thinks the discoveries will allow historians and scholars to see just how the map influenced cartography in its time.

From Quebec To Kashmir, Separatists Watch Scotland Vote

NPR |Sept. 17, 2014 1:04 p.m.

Scotland's referendum on independence has implications beyond the borders of the United Kingdom. We take a look at several other regions with breakaway movements.

Preserving Black History, Americans Care For National Treasures At Home

NPR |Sept. 16, 2014 9:28 p.m.

The relics of African-American families help tell the story of America, the Smithsonian says. Museum experts are traveling the country to help identify and care for items of cultural significance.

Portland Art Museum's Chief Curator To Retire

OPB |Sept. 15, 2014 4:24 p.m.

After 14 years directing exhibitions and acquisitions for the state's largest art museum, Bruce Guenther says he'll step down in October.

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