Streams

 

Must Reads

Dodgers' Ace Kershaw Notches His First No-Hitter

Thursday, June 19, 2014

The no-hitters just keep coming for the Los Angeles Dodgers. In less than a month, the team's pitchers have thrown two games without giving up a hit.

Comment

WNYC News

Washington Redskins' Trademark Registrations Cancelled

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled in a case brought by five Native Americans. The decision does not require the football team to change its name; the team confirms it will pursue an appeal.

Comment

U.S. Offshore Wind Energy Area Would Nearly Double Under New Plan

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The U.S. Department of the Interior says the new Massachusetts Wind Energy Area would be auctioned off in four leases. It includes more than 1,000 square miles of ocean.

Comment

Book News: Author Of Sci-Fi Classic 'Flowers For Algernon' Dies

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Also: NPR Books launches a new series called "Book Your Trip"; David Levithan on why it's important for LGBTQ characters to be well represented in YA novels.

Comment

Man Emerges From Picasso's Painting 'The Blue Room'

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The painting's surface depicts a scene in Pablo Picasso's studio in Paris, with a woman bathing between a window and a table. But the canvas holds a different scene underneath.

Comment

Book News: Apple Settles In E-Book Price-Fixing Lawsuit

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Also: Sherlock Holmes is now (mostly) in the public domain; Daniel Genis writes about celebrating Bloomsday in prison.

Comment

Book News: Labor Department Investigating Deaths At Amazon Warehouses

Monday, June 16, 2014

Also: Ugandan writer Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi has won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize; notable books coming out this week.

Comment

Book News: A Q&A With IMPAC Award Winner Juan Gabriel Vásquez

Friday, June 13, 2014

Also: Alix Ohlin writes about the Swedish author Tove Jansson; Charles Wright speaks with NPR's Melissa Block.

Comment

Book News: Charles Wright, Who Writes Of God And Nature, To Be Poet Laureate

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Also: Leslie Jamison is writing two new books; a poem by Rowan Ricardo Phillips.

Comment

The Cooter Effect: Did Ben Jones Help Unseat Eric Cantor?

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Dukes of Hazzard alumnus and former Rep. Ben Jones urged Democrats, independents and libertarians to use the open Republican primary to oust Rep. Eric Cantor. He mentioned his 2002 loss to Cantor.

Comment

Book News: Appeals Court Rules Digital Library Doesn't Violate Copyright Law

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Also: Eric Hill, creator of the Spot the Dog series, has died; Karl Ove Knausgaard looks at his uncomfortable relationship with celebrity.

Comment

Drones Approved: FAA Gives OK To First Commercial Use Over Land

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Under a waiver, energy giant BP will use a drone to conduct surveys over large oil fields in Alaska. FAA regulations ban the commercial use of drones in America's skies.

Comment

Book News: 'Calvin And Hobbes' Creator Returns (For A Little While)

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Also: a rare new story by Haruki Murakami; a U.S. ambassador is sworn in on a Kindle.

Comment

Ladies And Gentlemen, Silence Please, For Sir Mix-A-Lot

Monday, June 09, 2014

A version of the hit "Baby Got Back" by Sir Mix-a-Lot and the Seattle Symphony drew a large crowd of dancers to the stage this weekend.

Comment

2014 Tony Awards: Audra McDonald Nets A Record Sixth Win

Monday, June 09, 2014

Audra McDonald walked off the stage Sunday night as the most decorated actress in the event's history. Other winners included Neil Patrick Harris and Bryan Cranston.

Comment

Book News: Maya Angelou Remembered As Having 'The Voice Of God'

Monday, June 09, 2014

Also: Edan Lepucki interviews her agent; Karl Ove Knausgaard on the downsides of success.

Comment

Photos: After A Storm, A Red Sky, Double Rainbow Over Atlanta

Saturday, June 07, 2014

Sunset and a strong storm happened at just the right time for a celestial treat. The resulting rainbows were so stunning, they were documented all over Twitter.

Comment

Sword Fights Break Out In A Clash At India's Golden Temple

Friday, June 06, 2014

Ceremonial swords and staffs were swung in anger, resulting in injuries and panic during a commemoration of a military raid on a sacred shrine in Amritsar, India.

Comment

Book News: Hachette Announces Layoffs Amid Amazon Dispute

Friday, June 06, 2014

Also: Ruth Graham says adults should be "embarrassed" to read YA novels; a judge ends Harper Lee's lawsuit against hometown museum.

Comment

Baseball Man Don Zimmer Dies, Ending An Epic Sports Career

Thursday, June 05, 2014

His big-league career began in the 1950s and included the most recent Yankees dynasty. Baseball is mourning Don Zimmer today, remembering a man who loved the game that loved him back.

Comment