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COMIC: One Sioux chef’s attempt to reclaim Native American cuisine
Chelsea Saunders, LA Johnson | May 13, 2022
This comic, illustrated by Chelsea Saunders, is inspired by an interview with chef Sean Sherman from TED Radio Hour's episode The Food Connection. Chelsea Saunders for NPR Chelsea Saunders for NPR About Sean Sherman Chef Sean Sherman is the founder of "The Sioux Chef," a company committed to revitalizing and ...
In memory of cultural figures the U.S. lost to COVID-19
Fi O'Reilly | May 13, 2022
Playwright Terrence McNally pictured at a Tony Awards function in 2019. Ilya S. Savenok | Getty Images for Tony Awards Pro Updated May 13, 2022 at 9:08 AM ET Here are just some of the many cultural figures, trailblazers and creative forces the U.S. lost to COVID-19. Mike Longo, 83 ...
You can’t ‘Trust’ this novel. And that’s a very good thing
Maureen Corrigan | May 12, 2022
Penguin Random House Trust by Hernan Diaz is one of those novels that's always pulling a fast one on a reader. Take the opening section: You settle in, become absorbed in the story and, then, 100 pages or so later — Boom! — the novel lurches into another narrative that ...
Ashley Judd reveals details about Naomi Judd’s suicide
Andrew Limbong | May 12, 2022
Country star Naomi Judd died by suicide following a long struggle with mental illness. Her daughter, Ashley Judd, said that it was important to make a distinction "between our loved one and the disease." Stephen Cohen | Getty Images Ashley Judd revealed a number of details about the death of ...
Tank and the Bangas’ album tackles serious issues including the Capitol attack
Leila Fadel, Taylor Haney | May 12, 2022
Tarriona "Tank" Ball, singer of Tank and The Bangas, photographed on Jan. 24, 2020 in West Hollywood, Calif. Anna Webber | Getty Images for Instagram/Faceb Tank and The Bangas has come a long way since winning the 2017 Tiny Desk Contest, going on to be nominated for Best New Artist ...
In ‘Women Painting Women,’ the female gaze is front and center
Susan Stamberg | May 12, 2022
For decades, women artists have been fighting to get their work on museum gallery walls. Recently, the battle is being won: Various exhibitions across the country feature female's work. Once visitors notice the change, they see that art can be different when women wield the paintbrushes. Sometimes. And sometimes not. ...
The attack on Dave Chappelle didn’t constitute a felony, LA DA says
Mandalit del Barco | May 11, 2022
Dave Chappelle last month at the opening of Netflix is a Joke. Phillip Faraone | Getty Images for Netflix The Los Angeles County district attorney has defended his decision to not file felony charges against the man who attacked comedian Dave Chappelle last week. Isaiah Lee, 23, remains behind bars, ...
Percy Jackson creator Rick Riordan rips complaints about casting the TV series
Elizabeth Blair | May 10, 2022
Rick Riordan, author of the best-selling Percy Jackson and the Olympians, has some pointed words for critics of the decision to cast Leah Jeffries as the character Annabeth Chase in the upcoming Disney+ series based on the books. Jeffries is a person of color. In the books, Annabeth is white. ...