Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

Scandalgate: A DIY, All-Purpose News Story

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Presidential scandals come and go, but some of the details remain the same.


Betting On 'Table Stakes'

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

In the poker world, it's a term that puts a limit on bets. And like gambling places, it's been popping up more and more.


A History Of The World — In One-Liners

Monday, June 17, 2013

In this Twitter Age, in which brevity = wit, we are witnessing the expanding power of one-liners. And the drawbacks


World's Shortest Business Brief: The Smoffice

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Contest results are in for the world's smallest office.


The Love Song Of Ollie Cantos

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ollie Cantos may be blind, but he sees a way to help three teenagers.


Dear NSA: Please Read This Email

Friday, June 14, 2013

We are beyond the point where privacy can be expected because somebody somewhere has details about all of your electronic habits. The question is, who is most likely to want to look at what you're doing?


The Protojournalist: An NPR Project

Friday, June 14, 2013

Welcome to NPR's new journalism project, a blog devoted to finding new, inventive and engaging ways to tell stories.


How About You Be The Decider

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

George W. Bush opens his presidential library this week in Dallas, where an interactive game gives visitors a taste of presidential decision-making. From one angle, Decision Points Theater is a cool learning tool. From another, it raises the question: Could an American president benefit from crowdsourcing?


What Boston Means To America

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The bombing of Boston's storied marathon struck at more than a crowded city street — it attacked a living reservoir of American heritage, culture and intellectualism.


A Brief History Of Secret Recordings

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Sen. Mitch McConnell is the latest victim in what has become a tradition in American politics. We look back at some of the other politicians whose private dealings were made public.


The First Gun In America

Saturday, April 06, 2013

Guns and America were born around the same time and grew up together. Columbus and other early explorers were probably the first Europeans to bring guns to the New World, archaeologists say. And the arquebus — a long-barreled, musket-like weapon — was most likely the first personal firearm on mainland America.


Maybe We Should Retire The Word 'Retire'

Thursday, March 28, 2013

The more talk there is of retirement — on TV, in pop-up ads, in news stories — the more you begin to wonder: What is retirement anymore anyway?


The Bush Family Checklist

Friday, March 15, 2013

Jeb Bush is popular in conservative circles and is the third member of the Bush family to be seen as a presidential contender. (The last two were elected.) So is there some sort of How to Be President checklist somewhere in the Bush house? If so, it might look something like this.


An Age-Old Problem: Who Is 'Elderly'?

Thursday, March 14, 2013

The word itself has been around for centuries, but only lately has it become an unpopular way to describe people who are old.


V Reasons To Love Roman Numerals

Friday, March 01, 2013

If we didn't have a pope and we didn't have a Super Bowl, we might never use these fancy numbers at all. Then again, maybe we would.


The 7 Coolest Presidents In American History

Friday, September 07, 2012

Whether it's their ability to charm, defy convention and appear hip or an unflappable and seemingly detached manner, these seven men personify the meaning of c-o-o-l.

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America's Affection For Hometown Confections

Sunday, July 01, 2012

If you're gaga for a Nut Goodie, we know just where you're coming from. In fact, the candy you love can say a lot about where you grew up. Americans rally around their regional treats, maybe because they take us back to a simpler, sweeter time.


Like Grits? You Just Might Be A Republican Candidate

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Strange things do happen to folks, especially national political candidates, when they talk to Southerners. They start drawling and twanging. Sometimes they're mocking; sometimes they're just trying to be friendly.


Over Bowls Of Soup, Donors Find Recipe For Change

Thursday, February 09, 2012

You don't have to have big bucks to join the latest trend in philanthropy. Soup groups around the country let diners pool their money to support deserving local initiatives. In Philadelphia, one dinner raised $225 for a teacher's class project.


Obama Takes A Vacation: Getaway Or Gaffe?

Friday, August 19, 2011

In reality, the president never really escapes the responsibilities of Washington. But as a symbol, the presidential vacation is fodder for detractors, especially in tough economic times.

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