News

May 5, 2015 | NPR · London completely dominates the political, cultural and economic life of the U.K. to an extent rarely seen in other countries. That imbalance has been an issue in the run-up to Thursday’s election.
 

AP
May 5, 2015 | NPR · Fresh fighting around Najran comes after a nearly six-week Saudi-led air campaign against Houthi rebels. Aid agencies urge a halt to bombing Yemen’s airports so humanitarian supplies can be delivered.
 

Flickr.com
May 5, 2015 | NPR · People have been farming — and eating — a GMO for thousands of years without knowing it. Scientists have found genes from bacteria in sweet potatoes around the world. So who made the GMO?
 

Arts & Life

NPR
May 5, 2015 | NPR · Journalist Asne Seierstad chronicles the 2011 shooting massacre in her country in her latest book. Critic Maureen Corrigan calls the work “engrossing, important and undeniably difficult to read.”
 

W. W. Norton & Company
May 5, 2015 | NPR · Journalist Barry Estabrook wanted to know more about the animal and its journey from the farm to his plate. In a new book, he explores the dichotomies of the industry that’s raising our pork chops.
 

May 5, 2015 | NPR · British artist Brian Catling’s fiction debut, about a mysterious forest in an alternate-universe Africa, is finally in the U.S. Reviewer Jason Heller calls it an “eye-gouging, mind-bending spectacle.”
 

Music

NPR
May 5, 2015 | NPR · In “El Gigante,” the Uruguayan band blends many sounds — including the Americana to its north.
 

Courtesy of the artist
May 5, 2015 | KUTX · The Maryland-raised rapper-producer tips his hat to those complex forms of love – hurtful truths, reassurances, tough lessons – that can be hard to sing about.
 

Courtesy of the artists
May 5, 2015 | NPR · All of the songs on this week’s show grapple with the alchemy of creation.
 

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