February 12, 2013 Before the roses and the romance, Valentine's Day commemorated the Roman Saint Valentine — Valentinus, in Latin. And in her new cookbook, Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes, chef Nigella Lawson offers up simple recipes that celebrate the cuisine of the country Saint Valentine called home.
February 6, 2012 Valentine's Day only comes once a year, so you might as well take it slow. Turn down the lights and turn up this 67-song mix of soul and lovers' rock, curated by NPR Music's resident DJ, Cuzzin B.
February 14, 2011 Guest blogger Jimi Izrael shares some of his favorite Valentine's Day films.
February 14, 2011 Ripped from the not-so-heartening headlines, serious hardcovers about war, recession and natural disaster can certainly kill the mood. In honor of Valentine's Day, Pat Dunnigan offers three alternatives for nighttime reading that will lift your spirits — and raise your pulse.
February 14, 2011 A controversial Super Bowl ad featuring a black woman attacking her male companion continues to stir debate. In her weekly commentary, host Michel Martin asks why acts of domestic violence, as seen in the ad, are considered funny — and wonders what children take away from such commercials.
February 14, 2011 Whether it was GOP internal fights about the promise of $100 billion in budget cuts, or criticism of U.S. support for Egyptian protesters, it seems like everyone could use some humble pie this Valentine's day. Cartoonists Nate Beeler and R.J. Matson deliver enough to go around.
February 14, 2011 On Valentine's Day, Krulwich goes deep into the archives of anatomical drawings to see how depictions of our heart has changed throughout history.
February 14, 2011 If you're part of a same-sex couple, you'll be hard pressed to find a Valentine's Day card that fits your relationship. That problem led a small California company to start making cards for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender couples — and their family and friends.
February 14, 2011 Did you forget to make a dinner reservation? Don't panic: Chef Nigella Lawson is here to help with some suggestions for a heartfelt, home-cooked meal. She talks with NPR's Steve Inkseep about her simple but sexy Date Steak ... and for dessert? Churros in hot, chocolate dipping sauce.
February 13, 2011 Valentine's Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the ancient Romans had bloodier, drunker and more naked notions to mark the occasion.
February 13, 2011 This Valentine's day comes amid news of uprisings in the Middle East, budget fights in Congress, and record bad weather. In the midst of all that, cartoonists Dave Fitzsimmons and Joe Heller remind you to do something sweet for your sweetie.