June 25, 2010 When you have roots in Portugal AND Brazil, how do you choose sides? Maybe praying for a draw is the way to go.
July 29, 2009 What makes a great beach read? The producer of our book series, Ellen Silva, thinks it's a book set where you're vacationing. She has picked four spots — Venice Beach, Calif.; Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard in Massachusetts; and South Beach in Florida — with great surf and even better books.
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May 6, 2000 All around the country this week, fingers have been pointed, accusations launched and denials issued. Did you set off the lovebug? At NPR's offices, we know at least one person who mistakenly launched the virus. NPR's Talk of the Nation Senior Producer Ellen Silva wrote this essay on her new found infamy.