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  • Korean War POW finally laid to rest

    Korean War POW finally laid to rest
    Sixty-three years after his capture during the Korean War, Army Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Gantt was laid to rest Saturday in an Inglewood cemetery with full military honors in the presence of his widow. Clara Gantt, 94, said she was happy that she had lived...
  • Mike O'Connor dies at 67; advocate for journalists in Mexico

    Mike O'Connor, an experienced war correspondent who in recent years worked in defense of journalists in Mexico at a time when it had become one of the most treacherous countries for reporters in the world, died Sunday morning in Mexico City. He was 67....
  • Pharrell Williams talks to NPR about big hits, sexism and seeing sound

    Pharrell Williams talks to NPR about big hits, sexism and seeing sound
    Pharrell Williams, the Virginia Beach-born prince of modern pop, spoke to National Public Radio recently. Parts of that interview were broadcast on Morning Edition today, including Williams' response to complaints about the lyrics to the Robin Thicke...
  • Review: 'The Baby Boom' by P.J. O'Rourke

    Review: 'The Baby Boom' by P.J. O'Rourke
    The Baby Boom, that largest of American generations, is a bundle of contradictions. Its signal characteristics are self-absorption and short attention spans, but also tolerance, nonviolence, a tendency toward political engagement (for better or worse)...
  • NPR to air story on Catonsville woman, Christmas show

    NPR to air story on Catonsville woman, Christmas show
    National Public Radio on Sunday plans to air the story of the recent rebroadcast of the 1943 Sunpapers Christmas Show and its impact on a Catonsville woman, who heard her father's voice on the program for the first time as an adult. Weekend All Things...
  • Joe Frank set to return to Steppenwolf

    Joe Frank set to return to Steppenwolf
    NPR's Joe Frank will bring his one-man show "Murdered by the Mind" to Steppenwolf Theatre Company for one night only on Saturday March 1, the theater announced on Wednesday. Frank, who has previously appeared at Steppenwolf in 2010 and 2011 in other one-...
  • Hell freezes over

    Hell freezes over
    Thursday morning, about 10 a.m., it was 6 degrees Fahrenheit in Hell. You would think it would be much hotter. But Hell, Mich., freezes over regularly. With the polar vortex bringing frigid temperatures to the East, Midwest and even down South, the...
  • Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79
    Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American...
  • Goodnight Blue Moon At Cafe Nine

    Goodnight Blue Moon At Cafe Nine
    Over the past two years, what started as a living-room jam session, involving a husband and wife and their close friend, has spun out into one of the biggest bands in the state. Big, certainly, in the sense of having a lot of members. As a septet, New...
  • Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction

    Starring Lizzie Skurnick as herself: Hopkins grad revives young-adult fiction
    They were novels discussed in whispers during class, passed around among groups of friends and read by flashlight late into the night. They explored serious topics — race and class, body image, sex, addiction, divorce. And, says author and...
  • Hearing Baltimore echoes in HBO's 'True Detective'

    Hearing Baltimore echoes in HBO's 'True Detective'
    A couple of hard-edged veteran cops are driving down a desolate Louisiana road after investigating a grisly crime scene in HBO’s new Sunday-night drama, “True Detective.” They have been partners for three months but have spoken little...