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Bulbul Pebble Watches

If you're looking for a watch to suit your minimalist style, look no further than the truly-simple Bulbul Pebble Watches ($440). They have a unique, …

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New Music: Elf Power, Bill Callahan, FKA Twigs, More

In this week's episode of <i>All Songs Considered,</i> co-hosts Bob Boilen and Robin Hilton are joined by NPR Music's Stephen Thompson, who tries to find a solution to the problem of cell phones at concerts in light of The Lumineers stopping their international hit "Ho Hey" to tell people to put their …

Stars: 'Wishful' Thinking In A Fizzy New Song

The Montreal pop band Stars wears many faces, literally and figuratively: Singers Amy Millan and Torquil Campbell swap lead vocals in songs that range from effervescent pop-rock to grandiose dance music to melancholy, string-enhanced dirges. With so much to choose from in the group's toolbox, a few …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

You know the drill by now. Each month, NPR Music polls public-radio personalities and asks them to share their favorite new song with the world. You get to download the track. Here's this month's panel:<p>Ernesto Lechner, co-host of WEXT's syndicated show <i>The Latin Alternative</i><br>• David Dye, host of WXPN's …

Telekinesis On World Cafe

When Telekinesis' Michael Benjamin Lerner plays live, he sings from behind his drum set, but he plays almost all the instruments on his albums. The power-pop multi-instrumentalist recorded his latest record, <i>Dormarion</i>, at Spoon drummer Jim Eno's house — fittingly located on Dormarion Lane.<p>In this …

Thistle And Shamrock: Brían Ó hAirt And Julee Glaub

Join Fiona Ritchie at The Swannanoa Gathering in the mountains of North Carolina for a conversational, musical encounter with Brían Ó hAirt and Julee Glaub. Each followed a separate path to Ireland to discover the roots of their musical passions. Hear how American and Celtic traditions mingle in …

The Olms On World Cafe

Pete Yorn has long had a way with hooky rock songs, so it was easy for him to connect with fellow L.A. musician J.D. King over a mutual love for '60s music. The two first started recording together just for fun, blending folk-rock and subtle psychedelia into a joint project they call The Olms.<p>Named …

Valerie June On Learning To Love 'Perfectly Imperfect' Voices

Valerie June hails from Tennessee, and at times her music surveys a spectrum of the state's signature sounds — from the rural roots of the West to Nashville's country twang to foot-stomping Memphis blues. On the new album <i>Pushin' Against a Stone</i>, June embodies each of those voices with raw …

Chris Thile Looks Back To Bach

There's the mandolin — and then there's the mandolin when Chris Thile puts it to work. He started playing with the band Nickel Creek when he was just 8, and recorded his debut solo album at 12. In his early 20s, he pushed the mandolin to new places as a member of Punch Brothers.<p>Today, Thile is …

First Listen: Crocodiles, 'Crimes Of Passion'

Crocodiles' members understand the pleasure of rock music.<p><i>Crimes of Passion</i>, out August 20, is the fourth album from the California noise-pop band, and it continues an impressive streak of hazy, druggy, bittersweet songs. In Crocodiles' sexy, sardonic music, feelings of sadness and alienation are …

First Listen: Superchunk, 'I Hate Music'

For Superchunk, of all bands, calling a record <i>I Hate Music</i> is too on-the-nose ironic to be particularly provocative: Its members have been immersed in music, and clearly in love with it, for virtually their entire lives. Singer Mac McCaughan, in particular, has made a huge string of vital albums …

First Listen: No Age, 'An Object'

The L.A. duo No Age got its start playing weird, bruising, arty punk and noise, but its sound keeps morphing into something trickier to describe: Its fourth full-length album, <i>An Object</i>, finds No Age withholding bruising rushes of power and blistering payoffs as often as it doles them out. In their …

Ty Segall Talks About His Latest Album, 'Sleeper'

Fourteen years ago there was Jack White, a 25-year-young new guitar god. In 2013 we have Ty Segall at 25, a prolific noise maker with new generation's admiration, in love with guitars and distortion. And here's a big surprise: Ty Segall's new album, just about to be released, is mostly acoustic. …

The White Mandingos: Music That Defies Definition

Last year, Quentin Tarantino's movie <i>Django Unchained</i> resurrected a word with a lot of ugly associations: mandingo. It's the word we use for a group of people from West Africa who call themselves Mandinka, several hundred thousand of whom were sold into slavery. This year, three black musicians have …

New Music: Cults, Avett Brothers, Kishi Bashi, More

While the cat's away, the mice will play rock-and-roll! On this week's episode of <i>All Songs Considered</i>, with Bob Boilen on vacation (to hunt through the treasure trove of memorabilia in his basement), co-host Robin Hilton and NPR Music's Stephen Thompson attempt to fulfill their vision of a perfect …

Alice Russell On World Cafe

British soul singer Alice Russell has one of those voices that fills up a room. Over the course of five studio albums, she's been compared to Chaka Khan and the late Amy Winehouse, and performed with the likes of David Byrne and Fatboy Slim.<p>Her latest album is titled <i>To Dust</i>, which she celebrated in …

Mikal Cronin On World Cafe

Mikal Cronin's second solo album, <i>MCII</i>, contains more of his delightful, frequently dazzling, guitar-drenched pop-rock. Originally from Southern California, Cronin wrote his first record in response to making the post-college move to San Francisco. The new album is more about what happened when he …

Sausage and Butternut Squash Frittata

5 from 4 votes<p>Sausage and Butternut Squash Frittata<p>Prep Time<p>5 mins<p>Cook Time<p>15 mins<p>Total Time<p>20 mins<p>This quick and easy sausage and squash frittata is …

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Paleo Plantain Beef Pie

Prep Time 60 mins<p>Cook Time 45 mins<p>Total Time 1 hr 45 mins<p>Yields Serves 3-4<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound (500 grams) grass-fed ground beef<br>• 1/3 cup diced red …

Health-Bent | Food Worth Eating | Thai Basil Beef Balls

I am a cheap ass…well, that sounds bad. I don’t leave crappy tips or anything…so maybe I should rename myself thrift-ass. I don’t like to pay full …

Chipotle Barbacoa Tacos

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Recipe: Gambas Al Ajillo

Cook up this classic and simple Spanish dish to start fixing your own tapas at home!<p>Ingredients:<p>½ lb of prawns, fresh or thawed (we used fifteen size …

Recipes

Mango + Avocado Salsa on Pan-Seared Salmon

As the defiant second child growing up in a multigenerational household, I made it a point to assert my contrariness whenever I could.<p><i>You want me to wear a coat because it’s 30</i>°<i>F outside and the windows are frosted over? No way! I’m wearing a TANK TOP. And the reason my teeth are chattering is ‘cause I’m sooo HOT.</i><p>The power struggles spilled over to the kitchen table, too. My parents and grandparents loved tropical fruit—papaya, guava, durian—but I would cross my arms and turn my nose up in …

Farmhouse Chicken Salad (+ 3 Tips for Cooking Ahead)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: A chicken salad substantial enough to keep you satisfied long after dinner, plus 3 tips for ingredient preparation that will</i> …

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Cheaper than Takeout: Make Chinese Food at Home

<i>Cooking on the cheap shouldn't mean minute rice and buttered pasta every night. With a little creativity and a little planning, you can make the most of a tight budget -- without sacrificing flavor or variety.</i><p><i>Today: Gabriella tells you how to make your regular takeout order at home.</i><p><i></i><p>American Chinese …

Sesame Peanut Cucumber Salad

<i>Every Monday and Wednesday, we'll announce a new Wildcard winner: a recipe that may not have been entered in (or won) a contest, but a recipe that we've tested and loved.</i><p><i>Today: The salad you'll want to eat the rest of the summer.</i><p>WHO: Bob Vivant is a writer, recipe developer, and photographer in …

Grilled Greens Salad with Anchovy Vinaigrette

Intro<p>Over the past few months I’ve been working with S.Pellegrino to develop and photograph dozens of recipes. You guys, it has been so hard not …