Ariana Grande’s thank u, next shows a musical turning point for the young star. Grande’s producers and songwriters share the studio stories that helped make the album.
Recent stories about high-profile politicians in Virginia having worn blackface have caused many people to recount their own experiences and how it made them feel unwelcome, or unsafe.
Fatimah Warner, best known as the rapper Noname, has been quietly gaining attention for her feminist and socially aware lyrics. NPR’s Michel Martin talks to Warner about her sophomore album, Room 25.