A high-energy form of dance developed in the churches and gang communities of Los Angeles has made its way to Liberia. The krumping craze is sweeping the West African nation and providing a way to harness the creativity of the first generation of Liberian youths who didn't lose their teenage years to civil war.
Jeffrey Toobin's new book,The Oath, explores how President Obama and Chief Justice John Roberts are at odds over constitutional law. Toobin tells Fresh Air that while Obama likes precedent when it comes to the Supreme Court, Roberts "wants to move the court in a dramatically new direction."
For generations women have been told, if you want a man, learn to cook. That's exactly why feminist writer Shayla Pierce stayed out of the kitchen. But now she finds herself with a boyfriend, learning to cook, and wondering if that makes her a sellout. She speaks with host Michel Martin about her article and her change of heart.
Toronto is a spectacularly international city, which makes it an especially rich market for Asian cinema. Asian films brought a new brand of raw and gritty realism to this year's Toronto International Film Festival, as NPR's Bilal Qureshi reports.
New Nordic cuisine is not just a tweak on old Scandinavian food, it's a whole new method, fans say. Two restaurants and a nonprofit experimental lab are on the forefront of this trend that brings locally grown, seasonal food and high-tech food science together.
Weekends on All Things Considered host Guy Raz checks back in with the winner of the last round of Three-Minute Fiction, Carrie MacKillop of Charlotte, Vt. Round 9 of the writing contest has begun and runs through next Sunday. Listeners can submit their story online at www.npr.org/threeminutefiction.
Processed wild rice dominates grocery store shelves, but around the Great Lakes, Native Americans still harvest it the same way their ancestors did centuries ago. This weekend, the Wild Rice Festival in Rosemont, Minn., celebrates the tradition.
The Beverly Hills Hotel, a place fondly known as the Pink Palace, has preserved guests' privacy and indulged their every whim for 100 years. This year will be filled with celebrations of its centennial, as the hotel becomes the first historic landmark in the city of Beverly Hills.
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