With new CDC guidelines saying those vaccinated against COVID-19 can ditch face masks except for certain situations, NPR's Scott Simon ponders how masks have become a symbol for this age.
As NPR celebrates 50 years on the air, host Scott Simon reflects on how the network has grown, and his time travelling the world, covering wars, famines, elections and more.
NPR's Scott Simon shares the story of two Liberty University students who met on a bus and, while making small talk, discovered they had met many years ago and many miles away.
As former police officer Derek Chauvin awaits sentencing for George Floyd's murder, NPR's Scott Simon reflects on what the public record might have been if not for the video of Floyd's last moments.
NPR's Scott Simon remembers comedy writer Anne Beatts, who died this week at the age of 74. She worked in male-dominated writers' rooms at Saturday Night Live and National Lampoon magazine.
Referring to animals as "she" or "he" or "they," rather than "it," may more accurately reflect their importance. Dr. Jane Goodall and others are urging AP Stylebook editors to change their guidance.
Scott Simon recounts some of the lives lost to gun violence in the past weeks, in and out of the spotlight.
We learned more about the suspect in the Georgia shootings than the victims, possibly because the women who died may have been too busy working to leave long histories on social media.
Americans are paying $75 an hour to hug a cow. The bovine cuddles can boost oxytocin levels in humans.
A teenager, Kyal Sin, also known as Angel, was killed during recent protests in Myanmar. NPR's Scott Simon considers her final moments and her legacy.
Pandemic social distancing has made candidates for New York mayor both more and less accessible.
NPR's Scott Simon offers his thoughts on why the value of baseball cards shouldn't be measured in dollars.
During this week's impeachment trial, images were shown of the Jan. 6 insurrection, which included the U.S. flag. In his essay, Scott Simon remembers more promising moments where the flag was flown.
NPR's Scott Simon remarks on the sentencing this week of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The Putin critic was poisoned last year, recovered in Germany, then arrested for violating parole.
With the Winter Olympics set for next year, NPR's Scott Simon talks about the push by some human rights groups to move the games out of Beijing.