Japanese Breakfast, ‘Nobody Sees Me Like You Do’
LaTesha Harris | January 26, 2022 Today, Japanese Breakfast dropped a Yoko Ono cover to be featured on Ocean Child: Songs of Yoko Ono, compiled by Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard. "Nobody Sees Me Like You Do" was first released on Ono's highest-charting solo album to date, 1981's Season of Glass, and then re-worked ...
‘Honor’ is a searing meditation on the meaning of dignity in a dehumanizing world
Sharmila Mukherjee | January 26, 2022
Meghan Collins Sullivan | NPR Thrity Umrigar's important new novel Honor isn't an easy read. From depictions of casual misogyny to distressing scenes of public shaming, mistreatment and torture, the novel shows the terrifying social forces that strip vulnerable people of dignity and render them animal-like. It's a searing meditation ...
There’s one population that gets overlooked by an ‘everyone will get COVID’ mentality
Lesley McClurg | January 26, 2022
Brothers Chase (left), 10, and Carson, 11, in November 2021. The two brothers have a rare genetic disorder and they are immunocompromised. Their family has to practice extreme caution to prevent COVID exposures.Danny Miller Ten-year-old Chase and 11-year-old Carson have alert minds and radiant smiles, but very uncooperative bodies. The ...
Satellite images show the aftermath of Tonga volcano’s eruption
Jonathan Franklin, Marco Storel | January 26, 2022
Volcanic ash covers rooftops and vegetation in an area of Tonga last week. Thick ash on an airport runway was delaying aid deliveries to the Pacific island nation, where significant damage was reported.CPL Vanessa Parker/New Zealand Defense Force | via AP Newly released satellite images show the devastating, widespread damage ...
It’s likely to be a frustrating tax season, deputy treasury secretary says
Rachel Treisman | January 26, 2022
Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo told NPR, "It is going to be, unfortunately, a frustrating tax season" this year.Greg Nash | The Hill via AP Updated January 26, 2022 at 1:15 PM ET This week marks the start of tax filing season, and the Internal Revenue Service is expecting it ...
Tanya Tagaq’s powerful new album ‘Tongues’ aims for hope among hard truths
Taylor Haney, Rachel Martin | January 26, 2022
Tanya Tagaq.Thomas van der Zaag | Courtesy of the artist When Tanya Tagaq sat down at her home near Toronto for an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, she immediately described an aura: The avant-garde musician had been experiencing visual sensations from a migraine headache. "They're very pretty, and they kind ...
Flaws plague a tool meant to help low-risk federal prisoners win early release
Carrie Johnson | January 26, 2022
A prisoner looks out of his jail window as protesters gather outside the federal detention center in Miami on June 12, 2020, during a demonstration over the death of George Floyd.Chandan Khanna | AFP via Getty Images Thousands of people are leaving federal prison this month thanks to a law ...
U.K.’s Boris Johnson braces for ‘partygate’ investigation report
The Associated Press | January 26, 2022
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson arrives back at 10 Downing Street in London, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.Alastair Grant | AP LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson is bracing for the conclusions of an investigation into allegations of lockdown-breaching parties, a document that could help him end weeks of scandal and ...
Indonesia’s capital is rapidly sinking into the sea
The Associated Press | January 26, 2022
A young boy plays as high rise buildings at the main business district are seen in the background, in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2022.Dita Alangkara | AP JAKARTA, Indonesia — Jakarta is congested, polluted, prone to earthquakes and rapidly sinking into the Java Sea. Now the government is leaving, ...