Feed aggregator

Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei Restricted To 20-Day U.K. Visa

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 2:15pm

Ai says he was denied a six-month visa because U.K. officials said he didn't list a criminal conviction in his application. Ai was imprisoned in China, but he notes he was never charged with a crime.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Many Colleges Have Armed Police Squads, But Are They Worth The Risk?

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 1:58pm

A University of Cincinnati officer faces murder charges for the traffic stop death of Samuel DuBose, and now critics are questioning the growing trend of giving campus cops weapons.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Open Book: More Than Scary

New York Times book reviews - July 30, 2015 - 1:19pm
Ruth Franklin, who’s writing a biography of Shirley Jackson, says of her subject: “She continues to fascinate me every day.”









Categories: Book Reviews

Letters: Nixon’s the One

New York Times book reviews - July 30, 2015 - 1:16pm
Readers respond to recent reviews of new books about Richard Nixon and more.









Categories: Book Reviews

Humans Aren't The Only Ones To Go Ape Over Diets: Chimps Detox, Too

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 1:16pm

A group of Ugandan chimps has found a great way to boost their mineral intake and neutralize bitter compounds in their diet: by eating clay.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Low-Income Teens Are Better At Getting The HPV Vaccine

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 1:16pm

Doctors have a hard time getting teenagers vaccinated, but they're making progress, according to data from the CDC. Low-income teens are most likely to get the first shot of HPV vaccine.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

U.S. Authorities Can't Find Hunter Who Killed 'Cecil The Lion'

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 1:04pm

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says it is investigating Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer, but the agency says it has failed so far to track him down.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Help Wanted: The Philippines Needs More Exorcists

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 12:31pm

The Office of Exorcism reports a sharp increase in cases over the past decade — more than its five-man team can handle. Warning: It's a high-stress job. The priests believe the demons strike back.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Meet The California Family That Has Made Health Policy Its Business

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 11:37am

On Medicare's 50th birthday, two brothers who helped get it off the ground tell their stories. A younger member of the Lee family is at the helm of Covered California, the state insurance exchange.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

A Path From 'Blackout' Drunkenness To Sobriety And Self-Acceptance

NPR Books - July 30, 2015 - 11:24am

Writer Sarah Hepola once got so drunk before giving a presentation to 300 people that she didn't remember it the next day. In Blackout, her memoir, Hepola wrestles with her reasons for drinking.

» E-Mail This

Categories: Book Reviews

Experts: Flight MH370 Debris Could Have Reached Western Indian Ocean

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 11:05am

A scientist who studies ocean circulation patterns tells NPR that it's "highly likely" that floating wreckage from the airliner could have reached the island of Reunion near Madagascar.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

#TBT: 40 Years After Jimmy Hoffa's Disappearance, His Legend Lives On

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 11:02am

Forty years ago today, Hoffa pulled into a restaurant parking lot and was never heard from again. His story is one of union devotion, fraud and fierce political battles.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Md. Governor Orders Closure Of 'Deplorable' Baltimore City Jail

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 10:59am

A 2013 investigation resulted in the indictment of "25 people — including 13 women working as corrections officers" on racketeering and drug charges. Nearly 20 more faced other charges.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Artists Transform Coffee Spills Into Masterpieces

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 10:39am

Ever splashed yourself with coffee? Then you know its staining powers. But where some see a ruined shirt, others have found a canvas.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Scientists Urge Ban On Salamander Imports To U.S. To Keep Fungus At Bay

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 10:03am

The chytrid fungus has wiped out populations of amphibians around the world. A type of the fungus infects only salamanders, and researchers have identified vulnerable areas in North America.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

For Young Voters, Crushing Student Debt Is Front And Center

NPR Top Stories - July 30, 2015 - 9:58am

Megan Brabec, 24, works three part time jobs with no benefits. "It does really frustrate me when I hear candidates talk about, 'Oh, well, you should have majored in something else," she said.

» E-Mail This

Categories: NPR News

Juan Gabriel Vásquez: By the Book

New York Times book reviews - July 30, 2015 - 4:00am
The author, most recently, of “Lovers on All Saints’ Day” says the toughest thing about translating is being unfaithful to the original: “Doing a little violence to a sentence you love is hard, and many sleepless nights can be caused by it.”









Categories: Book Reviews

‘Out of Ashes,’ by Konrad H. Jarausch

New York Times book reviews - July 30, 2015 - 1:00am
A historian tracks Europe’s course through one of its most tumultuous eras.









Categories: Book Reviews

ArtsBeat: Marilynne Robinson and Anne Tyler Among Booker Prize Nominees

New York Times book reviews - July 29, 2015 - 11:50am
There were five American writers among the 13 nominees for the literary award.









Categories: Book Reviews
Syndicate content