Entertainment | Arts | Elections | NationNPR | April 29, 2016 12:06 p.m.
Actress Allison Janney, who played the White House press secretary in the NBC drama made a surprise appearance during the daily press briefing to talk about opioid addiction.
Brain maps constructed by MRI imaging show that language meaning is distributed throughout the brain's outer layer. And it turns out that different people organize language in similar ways.
What if we took some tips from think-piece culture in the way we talk about our politics?
Entertainment | Arts | Music | NationNPR | April 23, 2016 9:41 a.m.
I grew up in a conservative evangelical home in the Midwest. When Prince died and flashes of purple filled my social media feeds, I felt like an outsider watching a ritual I couldn't fully join.
A cooking show featuring Kim Jong Un is reportedly a hit in North Korea. Though it's a setup ripe for satire, NPR's Scott Simon says millions of starving North Koreans make it too serious for jokes.
Food | Books | Arts | World | EntertainmentNPR | April 23, 2016 4 a.m.
Many food riots broke out during Shakespeare's era. Endless rain wiped out crops, and speculators profited (including the bard). The chaos and anxiety around food show up in some of his famous works.
Food | Entertainment | Arts | WorldNPR | April 22, 2016 11:35 a.m.
This year the task of coming up with a birthday cake fit for a queen fell to Nadiya Hussain, the winner of the most recent season of the wildly popular TV show The Great British Bake Off.
The pitcher-turned-analyst shared a post on Facebook that appeared to comment on North Carolina's law that bars transgender people from using the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.
Human beings would be better at fighting climate change if we weren't so, well, human. In this episode, we explore the psychological barriers to addressing climate change.
Entertainment | Science | Health | NationNPR | April 18, 2016 7:43 a.m.
Researchers are starting to look at the therapeutic possibilities of psychedelic drugs. A sensation that the self is merging with the world could be due to changes in brain connections, a study says.