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  • 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...
  • Clifford Nass dies at 55; sociologist warned against multitasking

    When Clifford Nass moved to a Stanford University freshman residence hall as a "dorm dad" in 2007, he wasn't quite prepared for college life in the 21st century. Even as a professor who for decades had studied the interaction of humans and computers, he...
  • Mall security in the spotlight in wake of shootings

    Mall security in the spotlight in wake of shootings
    The security apparatus at a shopping center like The Mall in Columbia is designed to be as sophisticated as it is unobtrusive — off-hours training and drills to prepare employees for shootings and other calamities, surveillance cameras that can...
  • Hal Needham dies at 82; legendary Hollywood stuntman turned director

    Hal Needham dies at 82; legendary Hollywood stuntman turned director
    Stuntman and director Hal Needham spoke with a down-home twang but was as Hollywood as air kisses and car chases — and had the scars to prove it. In a career that spanned hundreds of TV episodes and feature films, he tumbled down cliffs, leaped...
  • 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....
  • NPR moves weekend edition of 'All Things Considered' to L.A. area

    NPR moves weekend edition of 'All Things Considered' to L.A. area
    NPR listeners may notice some new sounds starting Saturday. The radio institution has moved the weekend version of "All Things Considered" to its Los Angeles-area building in hopes of expanding its news scope outside of its hometown, insular Washington D....
  • Harold Ramis dies at 69; writer, director of successful film comedies

    When Faber College was about to expel the misfit Deltas of "Animal House," the rambunctious character Bluto Blutarski rallied them, but it was writer Harold Ramis who provided Bluto's stirring words: "What? Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over...
  • How your occupation will affect your child's job choice

    How your occupation will affect your child's job choice
    Working moms and dads, have you given any thought to what your occupation may mean for the job choices of your children? NPR tried to answer that question with a look at some actual data from a survey that has tracked a specific group of 12,000 people...
  • Critic's Notebook: Film isn't dead, it's just misused

     Critic's Notebook: Film isn't dead, it's just misused
    These are tough times to be a film critic. Not because the number of quality films for adults is diminishing — it is, but that's an old story — but because the movies are not getting the respect they should. Everywhere I turn, people are...
  • Walk, Don't Drive: How to make your downtown more 'interesting'

    Walk, Don't Drive: How to make your downtown more 'interesting'
    Author and urban planner Jeff Speck should be happy to see cranes once again poking their heads above downtown skylines from West Palm Beach to Miami Beach, but more residential housing in urban areas is only the beginning of the pedestrian-culture...
  • Bonnie Raitt: What goes around comes around

    Bonnie Raitt: What goes around comes around
    Since releasing her debut album in 1971, guitarist Bonnie Raitt has played on the back roads of popular music at an historic, but lightly traveled intersection of Deep South blues and rock ‘n’ roll that allowed her plenty of space to be...