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  • Logistics for the Festival of Books

    Logistics for the Festival of Books
    Thinking about coming to the Festival of Books at USC this weekend? This year you can take the Metro, eat at food trucks and stay for a comedy show, all in addition to the oodles and oodles of book events. Here are some hints to help you organize your...
  • The boundaries of Boston Strong

    The 118th Boston Marathon, next week, will actually be the first of its kind — the first running of the iconic American foot race after two bombers killed three people, injured 263 (many horribly) and shook the nation a year ago Tuesday. A race...
  • 25 years later, have we learned anything from the Exxon Valdez?

    Some lessons take a long time to sink in. The Exxon Valdez disaster, which occurred 25 years ago this week when the oil tanker struck a reef in Alaska's Prince William Sound, was both the product of previous lessons unlearned and the source of new lessons...
  • Disease that helped cause lime shortage in Mexico could come to California

    Disease that helped cause lime shortage in Mexico could come to California
    Today it’s the limes, tomorrow what else? A variety of factors have contributed to a shortage of limes in the United States that has more than doubled prices over this time last year. And one of the most important is an outbreak of a citrus...
  • Errol Morris talks to Donald Rumsfeld: 'The Unknown Known'

    Errol Morris talks to Donald Rumsfeld: 'The Unknown Known'
    Filmmaker Errol Morris knows something about black holes and quagmires. His 2003 Oscar-winning documentary, "The Fog of War: Eleven Lessons From the Life of Robert S. McNamara," examined the Vietnam War through the regrets of a former U.S. Defense...
  • 'Scandal,' 'House of Cards,' 'The Bridge,' 'Orphan Black' Among Peabody Winners

    The 73rd annual Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC's "Scandal" and AMC's "Breaking Bad" to Netflix's groundbreaking drama "House of Cards" to BBC America's buzzworthy "Orphan Black." Among the scripted...
  • Publisher aims to put all 4 million Wikipedia articles into print

    Publisher aims to put all 4 million Wikipedia articles into print
    For some people, Wikipedia is the answer to everything. The always-growing, crowd-sourced encyclopedia is a source of knowledge and trivia used by undergraduates, assorted professional writers and people trying to settle dinner-table arguments about...
  • Ted Cruz lands mammoth book deal, just in time for 2016 election

    Ted Cruz lands mammoth book deal, just in time for 2016 election
    Sen. Ted Cruz will sign a mammoth book deal, the Associated Press reports, for a memoir/polemic to be published in advance of the 2016 election. The tea party favorite is rumored to have scored $1.5 million for the book. Cruz's literary agent told the...
  • How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish

    How a sturgeon massage can produce caviar without killing the fish
    Caviar is one of the most prized foods in the world, but it's far from sustainable. German marine biologist Angela Kohler is looking to change that with a new form of sustainable caviar. Kohler has developed a way to extract caviar from a fish without...
  • Mayo: Catch me on Florida Roundup radio show Friday

    Shameless plug alert: I'll be a panelist on the Florida Roundup radio show at noon on Friday (April 4). The weekly current events roundtable airs on WLRN, 91.3 FM, the local NPR affiliate. Host Tom Hudson and a cast of experts and journalists will be...
  • Fusion Taps Ryan Nerz as TV's First Chief Cannabis Correspondent

    At first blush it sounds like something out of a Cheech & Chong movie, but in fact it's a serious effort. Fusion, the startup cabler run by ABC News and Univision, has named journalist Ryan Nerz as its chief cannabis correspondent. Given the spread of...