April Fehling

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Ah, Commencement. Caps, Gowns And Mispronounced Names

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Last Friday on All Things Considered, NPR's Ted Robbins brought us a college commencement story the likes of which we hadn't heard before: the minefield that awaits the ceremony announcer when he or she is handed a list of students' names.

A list that said speaker must then ...


Arab Israeli Celebrity Chef Aims To Foster Peace Through Cooking

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, an Arab Israeli, is the latest winner of the Israeli reality cooking show Master Chef. She plans to open a cooking school to bring Arabs and Israelis together at the table.


Budget Pruning Leaves Canadian Potted Plants Out To Dry

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

In Canada, even the ficus trees haven't been spared the budget cut hatchet.

The potted plants in Canada's House of Commons buildings, the CBC reports, will soon be rounded up and auctioned off as part of federal belt-tightening measures.

The department of Public Works And Government Services Canada ...


The Novelist: A Story-Driven Game Of Impossible Choices

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

First things first: Yes, this is a game review — but I'm no gamer. I'm surrounded by them at work and at home, mind you, but I personally haven't played a video game since a brief Tetris obsession in junior high.

Which is why I surprised myself by wanting to ...


In Christmas Message, Snowden Tells Britons 'Privacy Matters'

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden had a Christmas Day warning for Britons: "A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all."

Britain's Channel 4 televised Snowden's short address as the network's "Alternative Christmas Message," an annual address delivered by a public figure that mimics the ...


Museums Give Video Games Bonus Life, But The Next Level Awaits

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The long-running debate over whether video games constitute art may finally be moot — at least as far as the Smithsonian American Art Museum is concerned. Last week, SAAM acquired two video games, Halo 2600 and Flower, for its permanent collection.

The acquisitions follow the museum's The Art ...


(Don't) Pardon Me: One Man's Fight Against Distracted Walking

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

We've all grumbled about the growing ranks of phone-gazing zombies, drifting along the sidewalk or holding up the checkout line. Texting while walking, distracted walking, the smartphone sidewalk scourge — whatever you call it, this phenomenon has rapidly become a nearly inescapable frustration of modern life.

Oliver Burkeman ...


William And Kate Took 2 Days. How Long Can You Wait To Name A Baby?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

With their announcement of His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge wasted little time putting to rest speculation about the name of the U.K.'s newest royal. (And that speculation was rife — bookies in the United Kingdom had been doing brisk business on ...


New Yorkers Rush By As Embattled Anti-Jihad Ads Hit The Subway

Monday, September 24, 2012

New York's transit authority posted controversial ads condemning Islamic Jihad in the city's subway system Monday, after losing a legal battle to withhold the posters. The campaign's ...


For Many Teens, Summer Jobs May Be Thing Of The Past

Thursday, May 31, 2012

A recession and its lingering effects have made it even harder for teens to find summer employment. But the drop off in teen summer hiring predates the recession.