The Alto Yellowjackets take the field on Nov. 13, a month after Matthews died.
At least 19 young football players have died so far in 2015. Pediatricians are calling for changes in the way the game is played, including a move to non-tackle games.
<iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/457374128/457415645" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
The Pentagon's report says the hospital attack in Afghanistan was an accident. Jason Cone says it raises more questions than it answers.
Adele's new album, 25, is out now.
Alasdair McLellan/Courtesy of the artist
On All Things ConsideredPlaylist
Macklemore (left) is joined by soul singer Leon Bridges on the song, "Kevin."
An artist's depiction of the meeting of Hernan Cortes and La Malinche with the Aztec emperor Montezuma II.
Unknown Tlaxcalan artists via Wikimedia Commons
La Malinche was an Indian woman who served as an interpreter for Cortes — at a cost to her reputation. Even 500 years later, she's reviled in Mexico.
Not only do the flavor and texture of butternut squash improve with time, they actually become more nutritious.
Squash taste best when they achieve the ideal balance of starch and sugar. But how long you should wait depends on whether you're cooking a small delicata or a big, bold butternut.
On-demand delivery apps like Purple, which promises a full tank of gas in an hour, are proliferating in the tech market.
Convenience is at an all-time premium — and a lot of smartphone apps promise to make many of the things we do every day easier. In a time-crunch or sheer laziness, how far will the apps take us?
All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan Kiely.
Simon & Schuster
A new young adult book tells the story of a police beating from two perspectives: the black boy who was beaten, and a white boy who witnessed it.
Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa and Michael B. Jordan as Adonis Johnson in a scene from Creed.
Barry Wetcher/Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures
Terrific chemistry between Sylvester Stallone and Michael B. Jordan fuels the fine and stirring story of Apollo Creed's son, who takes after his dad.
Talking about children and food — two great ways to avoid discussing politics.
Nobody wants a side of politics on his or her Thanksgiving table, but it's probably going to happen. Here's some advice to get you through — you may need to buy a duck quacker, though.
The Environmental Protection Agency wants to withdraw approval of a controversial herbicide made by Dow AgroSciences. The firm made conflicting claims to EPA and the Patent Office about the product.
Patriotic Turkey: Detail from a vintage Thanksgiving greeting card.
Though it may seem like a fixed point in a fast-moving world, the Thanksgiving holiday continues to change and evolve.
Janis Joplin smoking a cigarette in Denmark.
Jan Persson/Courtesy of Getty Images
In Amy Berg's new documentary, Janis Joplin's friends and lovers say more about her complicated life than you get from many rock-star docs.
The new compilation, This Record Belongs To______, comes packaged with a kids' turntable. Will future generations who are not under the spell of their parents' nostalgia ever learn to use them?
Within Islamic countries, many Muslims are OK using the term "Islamic extremists," but when Westerners use the phrase, it could be seen as an insult.
President Obama, with Attorney General Loretta Lynch standing by, makes a statement in the Roosevelt Room at the White House following a meeting with his national security team Wednesday.
Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
The president gave a statement urging Americans to travel and gather this Thanksgiving without fear.
Shelly Beach in Ballina, Australia, was closed following a fatal shark attack there in February.
Chris Hyde/Getty Images
The trials in the southeastern state of New South Wales are part of a $11.6 million program to protect beachgoers. Drones send real-time images of coastal waters to an operator using GPS coordinates.
Babies have suffocated after being trapped in padded crib bumpers, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Those adorable padded bumpers shown in baby-gear catalogs can be a hazard, and researchers say babies continue to suffocate even though a federal agency has told parents not to use them.
Men dressed as Secret Service agents stand guard next to Tom One and Tom Two, this year's turkey and alternate.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
Presidents have been pardoning turkeys for decades. But why? They used to eat them, actually. The history of the tradition is an odd and sad tale with lots of myths.
As Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity turns 100, the scientist would surely be pleased with the revolution he started, a source of wonder and inspiration for all, says Marcelo Gleiser.