Why Did Vanity Fair Give 'Belfies' A Stamp Of Approval?

NPR | April 17, 2014 9:38 a.m.

"Selfie" may have been the 2013 word of the year. But "belfies," or "butt selfies" are now in the spotlight. We learn more about why they earned a fitness model a spread in Vanity Fair magazine.

Ohio's Law Against Political Lying Heads To Supreme Court

NPR | April 17, 2014 9:38 a.m.

Can a state law prevent political campaigns from doling out misinformation? Guest host Celeste Headlee learns more from The Plain Dealer's Sabrina Eaton.

New Deal Treasure: Government Searches For Long-Lost Art

NPR | April 17, 2014 6:30 a.m.

During the Great Depression, the federal government purchased hundreds of thousands of works by American artists. But in the decades since, much of that art has gone missing.

Under The Streets Of Naples, A Way Out For Local Kids

NPR | April 16, 2014 5:20 p.m.

A priest in Naples' tough Sanità neighborhood has put local kids — some from mob families — to work restoring underground catacombs full of early Christian art. The result? 40,000 tourists a year.

Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

NPR | April 16, 2014 2:42 p.m.

When Syreeta McFadden was young, she dreaded being photographed. Cameras made her skin look darkened and distorted. Now a photographer herself, she's learned to capture various hues of brown skin.

Pakistan, The Taliban And The Real 'Enemy' Of The Afghanistan War

NPR | April 15, 2014 4:42 p.m.

In a new book, New York Times correspondent Carlotta Gall offers new information about how Pakistan has helped the Taliban in Afghanistan, and may have helped hide Osama bin Laden.

In Pakistan, Literary Spring Is Both Renaissance And Resistance

NPR | April 15, 2014 2:29 p.m.

For the past decade Pakistan has faced war, political instability and the rise of religious extremism. But those crises have fueled a new generation of Pakistani writers and artists.

Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

NPR | April 15, 2014 1:50 p.m.

Even 2,000 years ago, people seemed to know that the egg could be a source of life. And an ancient art form has been passed down, transforming a symbolic source of food into a dazzling decoration.

From Stick Figures To Portraits, Bush Frees His Inner Rembrandt

NPR | April 15, 2014 1:26 p.m.

Former President George W. Bush worked with many world leaders while in office. Now, he's unveiling 24 portraits he painted of some of them. The exhibit will be at his new presidential library.

Modern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors

NPR | April 14, 2014 5:18 p.m.

In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser argues that the overuse of antibiotics, as well as now-common practices like C-sections, may be messing with gut microbes.

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