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  • 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...
  • Time to retire the State of the Union shout-out

    When he delivers his State of the Union address Tuesday night, President Obama will be abiding by Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which says: "He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and...
  • Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck Describes The Recording Of Hit 'Muchacho'

    Phosphorescent's Matthew Houck Describes The Recording Of Hit 'Muchacho'
    Six is the magic number. Last year, Matthew Houck, who records and performs under the name Phosphorescent, released "Muchacho," his sixth album, behind a stunning, six-minute-plus single called "Song For Zula." "Muchacho" became a sleeper indie-rock hit,...
  • Could unions change NCAA's game?

    Could unions change NCAA's game?
    I was not surprised to hear that the United Steelworkers union was helping the College Athletes Players Association at Northwestern University to file a petition to form a union. Unions are seeking new industries to organize and college football, unlike...
  • Parenting: No fun, but lots of joy

    Parenting: No fun, but lots of joy
    Not long ago, my daughter got sick in the middle of the night. She called my name and I went running, only to find that she'd begun to vomit while still under the covers in her bed. I absolutely hated the disgusting cleanup process. But after I'd...
  • 'Portlandia' tailgates outside live 'Prairie Home Companion' show

    'Portlandia' tailgates outside live 'Prairie Home Companion' show
    Every football fan knows how much fun tailgating outside a game can be. But NPR fans get into tailgating, too. In the latest teaser to upcoming fourth season of "Portlandia," Portland residents Malcolm (Fred Armisen) and Kris (Carrie Brownstein) party...
  • Chris Jones to Lead O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute

    Chris Jones, the veteran theater journo who is the chief theater critic and columnist at the Chicago Tribune, will take the reins at the O'Neill Theater Center's National Critics Institute. He steps into a post recently vacated by critic Dan Sullivan,...
  • New Marvel superhero is Muslim teen from Jersey

    New Marvel superhero is Muslim teen from Jersey
    Perhaps reaching for a new demographic, Marvel comics is introducing a 16-year-old Muslim girl as its newest superhero. Kamala Khan, who battles villains and the temptation to eat bacon, is the creation of writer G. Willow Wilson. In an interview with...
  • 'You guys ever met Peter Sagal? He is so great!' 'He looks exactly like what you'd think he looks like'

     
    "Portlandia" tailgate party prior to "A Prairie Home Companion" sends up NPR listeners....
  • How to have more fun on Oscar night? Watch the L.A. Times webcast.

    Can’t get enough of the Academy Awards just by watching them on TV? The Los Angeles Times homepage can help. On Sunday evening, we’ll be doing our best to augment your viewing pleasure with a “second-screen” Academy Awards...
  • 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...