June 24, 2012 Want to eat like your distant ancestors? Try the gazelle tartare or the luau mammoth! You'll discover these recipes and more in our Time Traveler's Cookbook.
June 23, 2012 The general election is still months away, but President Obama and Mitt Romney are already hammering each other with attack ads. Negative campaigning is hardly new, and some say the 2012 race could be one of the most negative races in recent history. But is that really a bad thing?
June 23, 2012 Historian Antony Beevor's new book uncovers telling details about the 20th century's greatest conflict, beginning with the unlikely story of a Korean conscript who was captured by almost every army involved in the war, before eventually ending up in Illinois.
June 22, 2012 When Paul Williams decided to become an architect, people told him no white clients would work with an African-American. But he persevered, eventually designing thousands of buildings, including the Beverly Hills Hotel and homes for stars like Frank Sinatra and Lucille Ball.
June 19, 2012 The first pies were called "coffins" and full of meat, but for modern Americans, it's all about apple pie. Help us prepare for NPR's Pie Week by taking our survey and voting for your favorite pie.
June 17, 2012 N3More than 400 years ago, Sir Francis Drake became the first British explorer to make contact with Native Americans on what is now the American West Coast. The question is where? Oregon or California? The National Park Service is poised to officially recognize one state's claim.
June 17, 2012 Pan Am inaugurated the first regular round-the-world airline service 65 years ago today. Passengers could disembark at any of eight cities, then simply reboard and continue when the flight came around again.
June 16, 2012 When Djuna Barnes was in her early 20s, she walked into the offices of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and announced: "I can draw, I can write, you'd be foolish not to hire me." The paper did. Nearly 30 years after her death, a collection of her writings and illustrations is on display at the Brooklyln Museum.
June 16, 2012 Deep Throat whispered "follow the money" to reporter Bob Woodward during the investigation of Watergate, the third-rate burglary that brought down the Nixon administration. Or did he? An NPR librarian launched her own investigation.