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  • 'Hello Flo' Tackles Awkward Subject With Humor

    'Hello Flo' Tackles Awkward Subject With Humor
    We all remember: talking about our periods with our parents was totally embarrassing...and watching those horrendous tampon commercials was just as bad. Well, how about a new approach that gets kids and parents laughing together...inspiring discussion...
  • When It Comes To Celebrating Marriage Equality, No Two Weddings Are The Same

    When It Comes To Celebrating Marriage Equality, No Two Weddings Are The Same
    “I now pronounce you husband and wife” is no longer the only phrase that can legally issue couples into wedded life in Connecticut. The words can now be “husband and husband” or “wife and wife.” Although those three...
  • When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?

    When universities sell their souls, why do they have to sell so cheaply?
    Via Erik Loomis comes this report of a university engaging, not to put too fine a point on it, in the world's oldest profession. The case involves Arizona State University, which on Tuesday posted a job for an assistant professor in the history of...
  • Editor's choice: 'Flying Shoes' by Lisa Howorth

    Editor's choice: 'Flying Shoes' by Lisa Howorth
    In the opening pages of Lisa Howorth's "Flying Shoes," it seems that we're heading into a crime novel. Mary Byrd Thornton is unloading the dishwasher, half-listening to NPR when she answers the phone. A detective is on the line with the news that the case...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes
    Year in and year out, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the best haunted theme park event in Southern California and quite possibly the country. For that reason, I hold Universal Studios to a higher standard when the movie...
  • Theodore 'Dutch' Van Kirk, navigator on Enola Gay, dies at 93

    Theodore "Dutch" Van Kirk, a navigator who on Aug. 6, 1945, guided the Enola Gay over Hiroshima to drop the first nuclear bomb in the history of warfare, died Monday at an assisted living facility in Stone Mountain, Ga. He was 93. The last surviving...
  • Jason Boog on reading to newborns and other parenting adventures

    Jason Boog on reading to newborns and other parenting adventures
    The journalist Jason Boog has long been a book lover. He’s written about the publishing industry for the Galley Cat blog, and about literary culture for NPR and the Los Angeles Review of Books, among many other publications. Three years ago, his...
  • Sharre Jacoby and Alan Baral Sell Celeb-Pedigreed Pad

    SELLERS: Sharre Jacoby and Alan Baral BUYERS: Quinn O'Toole and Caroline Horrigan LOCATION: Los Angeles, CA PRICE: $3,100,000 SIZE: 4,700 square feet, 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: A little birdie delivered a covert communiqué over the...
  • Comcast 'embarrassed' by aggressive service call

     
    NPR is reporting: Comcast has apologized for a service call that broadcast one of its customer service representatives aggressively repeating questions and avoiding a customer's request to cancel his service....
  • Tribune Publishing confirms Aug. 4 spinoff date

    Tribune Publishing confirms Aug. 4 spinoff date
    Tribune Publishing will spin off from Tribune Co. on Aug. 4, the new publishing company confirmed Tuesday. Tribune Publishing has applied to have its common stock listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TPUB" and expects to begin regular...
  • I'm stressed out, but so is everyone else

    My jaw has been hurting lately. The pain is occasional and there's no physical explanation for it. Still, it arrives at the most unexpected -- and inconvenient -- times. I'm listening to the car radio when it begins its familiar tap dance. Traffic is...