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Luke Dittrich: "Patient H.M.: Memory, Madness And Family Secrets"

A journalist explores his family's past to tell a story of mental illness, medical ethics and the most studied brain in history.


QUIZ: What Were Restaurants Like 100 Years Ago?

Restaurants are such staples of culinary culture that we tend to take their modern-day traits for granted. But they went through a lot of changes to become the delicious destinations we know today.

At These Museums, Tragedy Is A History Lesson

How do you explain the toughest parts of history to children? We asked leaders from memorial museums around the U.S. to help us understand the best way to do so.


History, Horchata And Hope: How Classic Kiosks Are Boosting Lisbon's Public Life

Ornate refreshment kiosks were once the heart of Lisbon's parks and plazas. They faded away under a dictatorship that discouraged public gatherings. Now they're back to help revitalize the city.

'Picturing Children' Documents African-American Childhoods

The National Museum of African American History and Culture's founding director Lonnie Bunch talks about a new book that features photos from the museum's collection. The museum opens in September.

It's Official: Obama's Presidential Library Will Be In Chicago's Jackson Park

"For the first time, a presidential center will be in the heart of an urban community," the Obama Foundation says, adding that the area was chosen because of its potential long-term impact.

#NPRreads: These 3 Stories Are A Real Catch

Correspondents, editors and producers from our newsroom share the pieces that have kept them reading, using the #NPRreads hashtag. Each weekend, we highlight some of the best stories.

'Easy' Writer: Walter Mosley's Passion For Bringing Black LA Stories To Life

In Charcoal Joe, Mosley brings his iconic private eye Easy Rawlins into the haze of the late '60s, extending a literary odyssey through the transformation of black Los Angeles.

'Forgive Us For So Much Cruelty': Pope Francis Visits Site Of Auschwitz Death Camp

Pope Francis spent his time at the former Nazi concentration camp in near-total silence to honor the more than 1 million people who were systematically killed there.

These Old-Timey Philly Candies Offer A Taste Of Politics Past

Clear toy candies are a centuries-old local tradition. With the Democratic convention in town, an old-school candy maker is peddling some with a political bent. Think lollipop meets Mount Rushmore.