An Outsider In Buenos Aires Goes Incognito, For Love Of Tango Carolina de Robertis' new novel <em>God of Tango </em>centers on a 17-year-old widow, recently arrived from Italy with little besides a violin. It's Argentina, 1913 — and a magical new music fills the barrios.
At Age 3 — Transitioning From Jack To Jackie What would you do if your 3-year-old son told you assuredly that he wanted to be a girl? An Oakland, Calif., couple told their child it was OK, and sad, sad boy became a joyful little girl.
A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
Strontium Nitrate And Barium Nitrate, The Fuel In Fireworks How do they get the brilliant sparks of red, white and blue in fireworks displays? NPR's Eric Westervelt talks with Harry Gilliam, founder of Skylighter, a supplier for pyrotechnics in Round Hill, Va.
Williams Survives, Nadal Falls At Wimbledon The world's tennis greats are facing off at Wimbledon. Howard Bryant of ESPN is there and tells NPR's Eric Westervelt what's been happening on the grass courts.
In Search Of The Perfect Summer Blockbuster Movie The Fourth of July is not just about fireworks. It's also about going to the movies. NPR's Eric Westervelt speaks with Kofi Outlaw, editor at Screen Rant, about the movies out this weekend.
The White House Invites Tourists To Use Their Cameras Visitors to the White House will now have something besides their memory to rely on when recounting their visit. That's because a 40-year-ban on photography during public tours has been lifted.
Of All U.S. Police Shootings, One-Quarter Reportedly Involve The Mentally Ill In compiling a database of fatal police shootings, <em>The Washington Post </em>took an extra step — finding details about the mental health of the deceased. Reporter Kimberly Kindy relates what she learned.