Linton Weeks

Linton Weeks appears in the following:

What We Might Learn From Snoring Weather Cats

Saturday, February 15, 2014

In the late 19th century, the U.S. government compiled a list of popular proverbs to help meteorologists predict the weather. Could some of that folk wisdom help us now?


We Are Just Not Here Anymore

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In the midst of increased connectivity, are we becoming more disconnected from one another — and ourselves?


Sonic Dictionary: An Aural History Project

Thursday, February 06, 2014

If you don't know the meaning of a word, says Mary Caton Lingold at Duke University, you can look it up in the dictionary, but if you don't know what a particular sound sounds like, where do you go?The Sonic Dictionary, of course.


6 Odd College Courses In America

Monday, February 03, 2014

On the surface, certain academic pursuits may seem trivial, but sometimes odd courses can be instructive and illuminating.


Quick Question: Can It Feel Any Darn Colder?

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

In wintry weather, it's very important to be aware of the temperature of your skin — according to Professor Popsicle.


Fixing The NFL: Put Robots In The Super Bowl

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

To avoid concussions, bypass drug problems and boost ticket sales, maybe the league should start drafting droids.


Warning: In Bitter Cold, Beware The 'Umbles'

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Icy vortices, trains of snowstorms, treacherous temperatures — many people are having to learn some harsh lessons about harsh weather.


As Time Goes By, What Makes A Movie Timeless?

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

A great director, a soaring soundtrack, the look of a certain period — these factors and more can influence a film's staying power. Which of this season's award-winning flicks will stick?


News Match Game: Leaders And Tweeters

Friday, January 17, 2014

Politicians of the world have caught on to the fact that Twitter can help get out the party line.


Quick Question: Time To Leave Smokers Alone?

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Half a century after the surgeon general's report linking smoking and cancer, the debate rages on.


Tell Us The 6 Songs Of Your Life

Saturday, January 11, 2014

From nursery tunes to wedding marches to funeral dirges — what does your soundtrack sound like?


Can Amazon's Jeff Bezos Save Planet Earth?

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

In these uncertain times, America turns to its superheroes — for truth, justice and free shipping for everyone.


Have Yourself A Tacky Little Christmas

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmastime — at least its visible trappings — seems to be getting tackier. There's a bounty of outre in the accoutrements of the season.


100 Years Of Solvitude: A Reported Crossword Puzzle

Thursday, December 19, 2013

For 100 years the pen has been mightier than the boredom for crossword puzzle aficionados.


Project Xpat: What The World Thinks Of America

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

How is the U.S. viewed by the international community? It's complicated.


Project Xpat: When Do You Become An 'Immigrant'?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Americans abroad — the experience can be temporary — or life-lasting. And there may come a time when your home-away-from- home feels like home.


The Future Of Blocks — Building On The Past

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Though they may seem still and inert, blocks are constantly evolving.


Debate Club: Blocks Are The Best Toys Ever

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Durable and imagination-inspiring, blocks can provide a solid foundation for learning and creativity.


The Scent Of Pepper Spray Is In The Air

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Once the weapon of law enforcement officials, the repellent is available to just about everyone.


Project Xpat: What It Means To Be An Expatriate

Thursday, December 05, 2013

Americans living in other countries share how they see themselves — and the world. "What used to be more different is now less different," says a 17-year resident of Paris.