Music | Entertainment | Business | Nation | FoodNPR | Nov. 18, 2015 6:58 a.m.
The sweet potato pie, sold in boxes bearing LaBelle's face, was a ho-hum seller until a video singing its praises went viral last week. Why pie fever? Partly, it's about celebrating black culture.
Matthieu Mauduit is hoping to bring The Rolling Stones and David Bowie to the funeral of his brother, Cedric Mauduit, 41, an avid rock fan who was killed at a concert during the attacks in Paris.
This week, supernatural stories mark the ancient calendar's transition from the old year to the new.
Elections | Music | Entertainment | ArtsNPR | Nov. 7, 2015 3:34 p.m.
The Carson campaign recently dropped a rap ad aimed at young black voters. Aspiring Mogul, the rapper behind the track, explains his inspiration — and his reaction to harsh responses on social media.
Colombian views on violence against women are under scrutiny as lawmakers consider honoring a popular deceased folk musician — one who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend in 1997.
In the 1940 presidential campaign, one song reached across party lines and had everyone cheering. It was an unlikely hit: "The Ballad for Americans," an operatic folk cantata that ran 10 minutes.
Music | Nation | Science | EnvironmentNPR | Oct. 30, 2015 1 p.m.
Also this week: A story from an NPR Music reporter about the "lost art of listening."
In the past week, a video for Drake's song "Hotline Bling" has inspired both memes and jokes. A new entry has its roots in a fictional Australian high school with a gung-ho drama teacher.
A U.S. economist is also a key figure nurturing a distinct American sound in Beijing's music scene.
For several years, the owners of a Maryland house have synchronized lights to to music, from Halloween favorites like Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to more recent hits.