Hannah Meisel

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NYC Tabloids Go Gaga Over Naughty Pols

Friday, July 26, 2013

Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer have been very good to the New York tabloids.

First, they delivered lurid scandals for cheeky newspaper headline writers to work with. That's like rocket fuel for the tabs, which thrive on conflict and scandal and aren't nearly as cautious and measured as the broadsheets.



Chicago School System Plans More Layoffs

Friday, July 19, 2013

The Chicago Public Schools system is again in the spotlight after announcing late Thursday that it will lay off more than 2,100 employees — nearly half of them teachers. The laid-off educators account for 4 percent of the system's faculty, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

It's the second large layoff ...


The Randomness Of Lightning Fatalities: A Map Story

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Lightning strikes somewhere on Earth about 100 times per second, equaling 8.6 million times per day and more than 3 billion times a year. The odds of being struck by lightning, however, are extremely slim, and smaller still are the odds of that strike being fatal; only 1 in 10 ...


The Great American Wiknic [edit]

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


As if from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Open source, open data, open Web — the Wikimedia Foundation is all about information on the Web being open and free to use. That's the thinking behind Wikipedia, the crowd-created online knowledge base of more than 27 million ...


For Texas Republicans, A Cautionary Timeline From Calif.

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

All this week, NPR is taking a look at the demographic changes that could reshape the political landscape in Texas over the next decade — and what that could mean for the rest of the country.

Over the past two decades, California has come to be known as something ...


Wanna Be A Rock Star? NASA Needs Help Tracking Asteroids

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

It won't be quite like Bruce Willis in Armageddon, but maybe you'll feel just as much a hero.

The White House and NASA are seeking the public's help in hunting for asteroids that could someday smash into Earth. They're also looking for a perfect space rock to capture so ...


A Field Guide To Jimmy Hoffa Searches

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The mystery of Jimmy Hoffa's final resting place was opened yet again Monday, when the FBI began digging up a field near Detroit in the hopes of finding the former Teamsters president, who was last seen on July 30, 1975.

His disappearance is the stuff of urban legend and ...


The Parking Spots That Cost More Than Half A Million Dollars

Friday, June 14, 2013

As it turns out, prime urban parking can be almost as valuable as a single-family home. A Boston woman bought two parking spaces for $560,000 at auction Thursday, winning a tough bidding war that increased by the tens of thousands at each turn.

The buyer, Lisa Blumenthal, said the ...