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How Vietnamese-Americans Took Over The Nails Business: A Documentary
If you got a manicure lately, chances are your nail salon was run by Vietnamese entrepreneurs. In Nailed It, director Adele Free Pham investigates how refugees built a multi-billion dollar industry.
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'There's Something About Sweetie' — Something Irrepressibly Joyous
Sandhya Menon's followup to her hit young adult novel When Dimple Met Rishi follows a young woman with a big voice, a big personality — and to her family's dismay (though not her own), a big body.
NPR4 min readPolitics
Biden Eschews Anger, Hoping 'Unity' Can Lift Him To The Presidency
The former vice president, who saw Barack Obama win twice on a unifying message, is betting that will win out over anger. Will that be enough for Democrats, who feel they have good reason to be angry?
NPR2 min read
Legendary Comic Sammy Shore, Co-Founder Of The Comedy Store, Dies At 92
Shore died on Saturday surrounded by his family, his son announced on Twitter. The Comedy Store went on to become a hotbed for famous performers like David Letterman and Robin Williams.
NPR5 min readPolitics
Companies That Rely On Census Data Worry Citizenship Question Will Hurt
Lyft and Univision are among the critics of the citizenship question the Trump administration wants on the 2020 census. The businesses say it could harm the national head count and their bottom line.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Pete Buttigieg Dismisses President Trump's Acceptance Of His Marriage
The president said the South Bend, Ind. mayor's marriage to a man was "absolutely fine." In an interview with NPR, Buttigieg said he was "more interested in policies that affect LGBTQ people."
NPR5 min read
In France, The #MeToo Movement Has Yet To Live Up To Women's Hopes
"The excuse we hear in France is that we have the French seduction type. ... it's in our culture and our tradition and blah, blah, blah," says a former member of parliament.
NPR4 min read
A Photographer's Search For The Vanishing Stars Of Bengali Folk Theater
Ten years after leaving his childhood home in West Bengal, photographer Soumya Sankar Bose returned to find that stars of Jatra, a popular local form of folk theater, were fading from public view.
NPR4 min read
Buckle Up For This 'Million Mile Road Trip'
We're trying not to make the "long, strange trip" joke about Rudy Rucker's new novel, but it's about three teens in a beat-up purple wagon with a dark energy motor, traveling across dimensions, so ...
NPR2 min read
Sunday Puzzle: Play The Long (Vowel) Game
NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro plays the puzzle with New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz and KUT listener Cory Sureck of Austin, Texas.
NPR2 min read
Making Movies And Rubén Blades Trace Stories Of Immigrant Injustice With 'Ameri'kana'
Latino star Rubén Blades teams up with Making Movies to addresses themes of injustices in the collaborative album Ameri'kana.
NPR3 min read
'Red, White & Royal Blue' Reigns As Must-Read Romance
Casey McQuiston's tale of a British prince who falls for the son of the U.S. president (who's a woman, by the way) is a snappy, banter-packed rom-com that's also empowering and uplifting.
NPR4 min read
In His Own Words: Cory Booker On 'The Worst Gut Punch' Of His Life
The Democratic presidential candidate regularly tells personal stories on the campaign trail. Booker shared one particularly powerful experience in an interview with the NPR Politics Podcast.
NPR4 min readPolitics
For One U.S. Bike-Maker, Tariffs Are A Mixed Bag
Detroit Bikes, a rare domestic maker of bicycles, could see business increase as a result of increased U.S. tariffs on Chinese bikes. But imported parts it relies on are also subject to higher taxes.
NPR3 min read
Language Has Magic In 'The Candle And The Flame'
Nafiza Azad creates a fantastical yet believable Silk Road city in her new young adult novel, building a world of humans and djinns, spices and sounds, woven through with Urdu, Arabic and Hindi.
NPR3 min readPolitics
Austria's Vice Chancellor Quits After Video Surfaces Of Meeting With Russian Investor
The video appeared to show Heinz-Christian Strache offering business deals for political support. He called the taping a "targeted political assassination." But the chancellor proposed snap elections.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison Scores Surprise Election Victory
Morrison's win defied analysts and pollsters, who had predicted his defeat for several months. "Tonight is about every single Australian who depends on their government to put them first," he said.
NPR4 min readScience
From The Gridiron To Multigrid Algorithms In 'Mind And Matter'
MIT mathematician and former Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel has a new memoir out about how he combined his two very different talents into a successful and varied career.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Duncan Laurence From The Netherlands Wins Eurovision 2019
Singers from 26 countries competed in the finals of the global song competition, which was held Saturday evening in Tel Aviv, Israel.
NPR3 min read
Critics Say USDA Plan To Move Federal Agencies Could Hurt Research Vital For Farmers
A plan to move USDA research groups out of Washington D.C. has towns clamoring for high-paying jobs. But critics say it's part of an effort to gut objective research and cut jobs at the two agencies.
NPR4 min read
Calories, Carbs, Fat, Fiber: Unraveling The Links Between Breast Cancer And Diet
A new study finds that women who ate a low-fat diet and more fruits, vegetables and grains, lowered their risk of dying from breast cancer. But which of those factors provided the protective effect?
NPR5 min read
'Catch-22' May Not Be By The Book, But It Understands Brutality
Hulu's adaptation of Catch-22 may not be Catch-22 as you know it, but it stands as an often-effective anti-war drama.
NPR3 min read
'Love Is A Thing That Everyone Wants,' Says Author Of 'The Sun Is Also A Star'
A Jamaican teen threatened with deportation falls in love over the course of a single day in the film adaptation of Nicola Yoon's bestselling young adult romance novel.
NPR4 min read
China's Luckin Coffee Tries To Conquer A Nation Of Tea Drinkers
In less than two years, the Chinese brand has opened 2,300 stores — second in China only to Starbucks. The company went public on Nasdaq on Friday. And it's losing millions.
NPR2 min read
Grumpy Cat Dies; Her Spirit Will Live On, Family Says
The cat with the withering stare, whose real name was Tardar Sauce, inspired books and won fans around the world who identified with her permanently unsmiling — yet adorable — features.
NPR1 min read
DJ Khaled Takes Nipsey Hussle 'Higher'
"Higher" is the first official song from Nipsey Hussle released posthumously since his untimely death in March. Proceeds will go directly to the late rapper's children.
NPR1 min read
Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Video Is Here To Lasso The Yeehaw Agenda
Folks, the yeehaw agenda has reached its absolute apex. Chris Rock, Rico Nasty, Vince Staples, Diplo and, of course, Billy Ray Cyrus guest in the video for the smash hit.
NPR2 min readPolitics
Administration To Release Hundreds Of Migrants To South Florida, Local Officials Say
Florida officials say they were informed of the migrant release plan by the federal government. They are scrambling to prepare for an influx of asylum-seekers.
NPR4 min read
'How Shostakovich Changed My Mind' Touches On The Music-Body Connection
BBC music broadcaster Stephen Johnson's remarkably diverse aesthetic and personal sensitivity are on full display in his new book on the Russian composer's music — and his own personal struggles.
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