The Iced Guava Passionfruit: 5 Things to Know About Starbucks’ New Drink

Prepare for total feed domination: There’s a brand-new beverage that’s about to strike (liquid) gold on your Insta!Meet the Starbucks Iced Guava Passionfruit Drink, the defining drink of summer 2020. The gorgeous pastel pink cooler is the latest and most buzz-worthy seasonal drop from the famous Seattle coffeehouse. And, the beauty of it is, (aside…

BEAM: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

June 26, 20205:01 AM ETThe Tiny Desk is working from home for the foreseeable future. Introducing NPR Music's Tiny Desk (home) concerts, bringing you performances from across the country and the world. It's the same spirit — stripped-down sets, an intimate setting — just a different space.The Jamaica-born, Miami-raised reggae artist BEAM is no stranger…

A Different Kind Of Pride: Perspectives On 50 Years Of Celebration, Part 5

June 26, 20206:01 AM ETBackxwash's song "Into the Void" is featured on Sasha Geffen's Pride playlist. Merchant Vaporwave/Courtesy of the artist toggle captionMerchant Vaporwave/Courtesy of the artistBackxwash's song "Into the Void" is featured on Sasha Geffen's Pride playlist.Merchant Vaporwave/Courtesy of the artist2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march, in recognition of the…

Fresh Voices From Poland Hit a Virtual Cannes Market

When production began on “Sweat,” Magnus von Horn’s follow-up to his Cannes Directors’ Fortnight player “The Here After,” no one could have predicted how prescient the film would be. As the world grapples with a protracted lockdown that’s pushed more and more of our lives online, the story of a Polish fitness instructor and social…

We Insist: A Century Of Black Music Against State Violence

Lil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park Fairgrounds in Atlanta, Ga. One week earlier, he released "The Bigger Picture," a song protesting police brutality. Paras Griffin/Getty Images toggle captionParas Griffin/Getty ImagesLil Baby performs during a Juneteenth voter registration rally on June 19, 2020 at Murphy Park…

Someone Finally Remembered William Dawson’s ‘Negro Folk Symphony’

June 26, 202011:45 AM ETA drawing of composer William Dawson in 1935 by Aaron Douglas. Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony, long neglected, has received a new recording. Aaron Douglas/Tuskegee University Archives toggle captionAaron Douglas/Tuskegee University ArchivesA drawing of composer William Dawson in 1935 by Aaron Douglas. Dawson's Negro Folk Symphony, long neglected, has received a new…

A Biracial Woman on Growing Up With White Parents: “I’m Learning the Truth About...

Carliyonna Thurber, a 24-year-old biracial woman who grew up in Long Valley, NJ, never seriously considered her race as a child. Adopted as an infant by white parents, Carliyonna spent her formative years attending school and making friends in a town that is 90 percent white. While reflecting on the demonstrations taking place around the…

Sandra Oh Confesses To Being ‘Difficult’ On ‘Grey’s Anatomy’: I Went ‘Toe-To-Toe’ With Shonda...

Sandra Oh revealed that she sometimes battled with ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ writers about Cristina Yang’s storylines, even going ‘toe-to-toe’ with creator Shonda Rimes when necessary.As it turns out, Sandra Oh is just as much a perfectionist as Cristina Yang. Sandra, 48, confessed in  a Variety Actors on Actors interview with fellow Shondaland alum Kerry Washington that…

Watch Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf Episode 3 Featuring Raina Douris Of World Cafe

Tiny Desk ContestJune 25, 202012:00 PM ET YouTubeOn Thursday, June 25, Bob Boilen hosted episode three of Tiny Desk Contest Top Shelf. He was joined by Contest judge and host of WXPN's World Cafe Raina Douris, who shared her favorite entries from the 2020 Tiny Desk Contest.When asked about what she looks for in entries,…

‘Taken’ Director Pierre Morel Promises Nick Jonas as ‘Modern MacGyver’ in ‘Blacksmith’

AGC Studios’ actioner “The Blacksmith” will feature actor-singer Nick Jonas as a “very modern and updated” MacGyver, according to the film’s director, “Taken” helmer Pierre Morel.The studio’s pre-recorded Cannes market presentation featured a conversation between AGC boss Stuart Ford and Morel, who discussed the action thriller’s international potential, particularly with its young lead now cast.…
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