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Hear Christopher Paul Stelling’s Furious Country Strummer ‘Brick x Brick’

Christopher Paul Stelling combines the organic approach of the Low Anthem with the impassioned histrionics of a pumped-up Jack White — if you’re on …

Listen to SZA’s shiny, new R&B track, “Aftermath”

Rising New Jersey artist SZA confesses all-consuming, burning love on her latest track, “Aftermath”. Produced by WNDRBRD, the electro-R&B cut is …

'Last Song Of The Dance ft. PillowTalk' (Tanner Ross & Deniz Kurtel Remix) by Baby Prince & Navid Izadi - Free MP3

<b>Artist:</b> Baby Prince & Navid Izadi<p><b>Song:</b> "Last Song Of The Dance ft. PillowTalk (Tanner Ross & Deniz Kurtel Remix)"<p><b>Album:</b> <i>Baby Prince & Navid Izadi</i><p>"The …

Entertainment

5 Micro Guest House Design Ideas

When designing their home, most people have in mind their own comfort and well as their guests’. So unless the space is a problem, most homes would …

Green Roofs

The Me Bird: Animation by 18bis

The Me Bird: Animation by 18bis<p>A free interpretation of a poem by Pablo Neruda using a strata stencil technique.<p>The inspiration in the strata stencil …

Animation

The First Paintings Of 14 Famous Artists

Before they hit the Louvre, they were just like us. Okay, except they painted brilliant works of art.

OMG, I Want This House: South Africa (PHOTOS)

From a courtyard garden to a sleek modern kitchen, see the South African beach house we want to call our own.<p>Nicolas Matheus/Interior Archive; …

Knitting and Crocheting Projects

The braided, ropelike cable is much easier to stitch than it appears. Basically, you knit as usual but hold a few stitches in reserve on a cable needle until you need them.<p>How to Knit Cabled Mittens<br>How to Knit a Cabled Headband

Knitting

China’s air pollution is causing millions of premature deaths and an expat exodus

Residents of China don’t need a weatherman to tell them which way the particulate matter blows. But new research shows exactly how dangerous the country’s air pollution can be, and it’s getting scary enough to send foreigners running for the border.<p>Air pollution contributed to 1.2 million early …

EPA

Amid Iraq’s sectarian violence, Baird hopes plea for pluralism will build

John Baird's armoured convoy pushed its way through checkpoints lined with gun-toting soldiers to a little church outside the Green Zone to find the Vicar of Baghdad.<p>Tall, wearing a yellow bow-tie, and speaking in a loud voice, Canon Andrew White steps forward to help Mr. Baird light an Easter …

Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails stage hunger strike after inmate dies

A Palestinian prisoner has died of cancer after claims of medical negligence by the Israeli authorities, triggering unrest in the West Bank and among …

The husband-and-wife duo, Pharis & Jason Romero have a real knack for bringing old-timey folk songs to life. WATCH them fingerpick and harmonize their own "Long Gone Out West Blues" for Folk Alley, recorded live at Folk Alliance International in Toronto, Ontario. http://www.npr.org/event/music/175596439/pharis-and-jason-romero-appalachia-from-british-columbia

The Good Listener: The Power Of Pulling The Plug

We get a lot of mail at NPR Music, and amid the Penzey's spice catalogs we will never open is a slew of smart questions about how music fits into our lives — and, this week, why "unplugged" versions of songs are so often preferable to their more fussed-over studio counterparts.<p><i>Phil Kingston writes:</i> …

Emmylou Harris And Rodney Crowell: Harmonizing To That 'Old Yellow Moon'

Emmylou Harris' first solo album, "Pieces of the Sky," was released in 1975 after the death of her singing partner, Gram Parsons. The opening track on the album is a song called "Bluebird Wine," by a then-unknown songwriter named Rodney Crowell. She recorded two more of his songs on her next album, …

Pharis And Jason Romero: Appalachia From British ColumbiaFolk Alley

Pharis and Jason Romero live in a tiny town called Horsefly. This might sound like some relic of the old west, preserved through Hollywood movies and antiquated lore, but it's a real live town in British Columbia. And the music they make – though it, too, sounds like it's been pulled from long ago …

Guitar

Plato’s Cave Allegory Brought to Life with Claymation

In Book VII of <i>The Republic</i>, Plato paints a dark scene for readers. Imagine prisoners shackled in a cave, their heads chained in such a way they can't …

Free Audio: “The Pedestrian” by Ray Bradbury, Read Aloud by Daniel Shortland

"The Pedestrian," a short story by Ray Bradbury, was originally published in the August 7, 1951 issue of <i>The Reporter</i> (read it online here). It was …

Flannery O’Connor Reads ‘A Good Man is Hard to Find’ in Rare 1959 Audio

Flannery O'Connor was a Southern writer who, as Joyce Carol Oates once said, had less in common with Faulkner than with Kafka and Kierkegaard. …

Literature

Glenn Gould Explains the Genius of Johann Sebastian Bach (1962)

The Canadian pianist Glenn Gould was one of the most brilliant and idiosyncratic interpreters of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. In this 1962 …

Flute

Evening Ceremony

What Made Fairy Circles

What causes fairy circles, those circular barren patches of land found in the grasslands of Southern Africa? German scientist Norbert Juergens found …

DIY Projects & Crafts