An art historian says there are unique truths to be extracted from the visual record.
Commentator Robert Cox with his take on spring, major league baseball, and rhubarb pie.
The violence that has claimed and ruined lives in Brussels and Istanbul in recent days comes during the Christian “Holy Week.” Our commentator is thinking about the power of love and faith for people of all religions.
New research on pets is nothing any dog owner doesn’t already know, says our not-so-impartial commentator Robert Chipkin.
Single men and women—especially of a certain age— are expected to betray no interest whatsoever in romance, says commentator Linda McCullough Moore.
Whether you love buying gifts or dread trips to the mall, good luck avoiding some kind of shopping during the holiday season. But I don’t […]
The Gastric Brooding Frog may be coming back. Does that give us a lot to brood about, too? This week scientists at the University of […]
Has there ever been an age that was so grudging about suspending its disbelief? The groundlings at the Globe Theatre didn’t giggle when Shakespeare had […]
Sure, you can go to a Super Bowl party and be That Guy. The one who gleefully lectures the crowd on the merits of running […]
Amid the aftershocks of the senseless shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., our ever-more-complex society goes on to publicly discuss what happened […]
I cut most of my hair off eight weeks ago. And yes, I meant to do it. I love my new kinky curliness and now, […]
When I went to see The Avengers the very day it was released, I texted a friend in San Francisco. It seems kind of unfair, […]
It's Jan. 1.
I'm en route to Iowa to cover the caucuses. I'm a novice reporter and NPR editors trusted me to tag along.
At my layover in Minneapolis, I reach into my pocket to pay for a chai tea latte and — wait — where's my wallet? I can't find my wallet. I double, triple, quadruple check.
I run back to the gate. "Ma'am, I think my wallet fell out of my coat in overhead. Seat 20B." She checks it out. Negative. It's not there.
Geoff Nunberg, the linguist contributor on NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, is the author of the book The Years of Talking Dangerously. If the […]