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  • 'OMG, there is no god!': Former 'SNL' star in atheist Times Square ad

    'OMG, there is no god!': Former 'SNL' star in atheist Times Square ad
    In the '90s, Julia Sweeney rose to fame playing the androgynous Pat on "Saturday Night Live," a character whose indeterminate gender identity was a source of constant frustration for his (or was it her?) friends.  But that doesn't mean she is one for...
  • Is Madeline really 75 years old? Her author talks to NPR

    Is Madeline really 75 years old? Her author talks to NPR
    The very first book featuring the little girl in a coat and yellow hat, "Madeline," appeared in 1939, and the Madeline series has continued ever since. On Friday, NPR got the jump on Madeline's upcoming 75th birthday by talking to her author. The...
  • For the GOP, rightward ho!

     For the GOP, rightward ho!
    The Republican Party is at war with itself. It's divided over how best to shrink the federal budget and how to undo President Obama's healthcare law. It hasn't been notably successful at either, which helps explain why the GOP's standing in the eyes of...
  • Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' removed from New Mexico high school

    Neil Gaiman's 'Neverwhere' removed from New Mexico high school
    A mother in Alamogordo, N.M., happened to flip through her kid's homework and was distraught by what she found. Nancy Wilmott's teenage daughter had been assigned to read the British writer Neil Gaiman's “Neverwhere,” which happens to have one...
  • Is Obama the most polarizing president ever?

    Is Obama the most polarizing president ever?
    “The Republican Party is at war with itself,” Doyle McManus wrote in his Sunday column about how former Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is using his new post at the Heritage Foundation to push Republican members of Congress as far right as...
  • Jane Monheit at Jazziz Nightlife

    Jane Monheit at Jazziz Nightlife
    Jane Monheit: With a lofty resume that includes performances on "The Late Show With David Letterman" and at Carnegie Hall and being named runner-up in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute vocal competition, the twice Grammy-nominated jazz singer has reached...
  • New Washington thrillers to check out

    New Washington thrillers to check out
    Alan Cheuse looks at three new thrillers with a Washington, D.C. theme that are worth checking out. "Top Down" by Jim Lehrer, Random House, 208 pages, $26 The devastating work of an international shooter appears in Newshour veteran Jim Lehrer's 22nd...
  • Marcia Ball at Bamboo Room

    Marcia Ball at Bamboo Room
    Marcia Ball: The Louisiana-raised swamp-blues and zydeco pianist is experiencing a creative peak these days, having collected a 2013 Living Blues Readers' Award for Most Outstanding Keyboardist — her ninth BMA — and four Grammy nominations,...
  • 'Murdoch's World' is a complicated one

    A year ago, word went out that Rupert Murdoch was looking to buy this newspaper. Reaction was swift, strong and all over the map. Some envisioned the father of Fox News turning The Times into another partisan mouthpiece. Others fretted over Murdoch's...
  • 'Carrie' tries to fight 'Gravity.' Sean Combs preps Revolt.

    'Carrie' tries to fight 'Gravity.' Sean Combs preps Revolt.
    After the coffee. Before going back to bed for some more sleep. The Skinny: I was out of town Thursday on assignment and didn't get back home until about 1 a.m., so I'm groggy and wired at the same time. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview...
  • Turning on to the idea that TV is good for you

    Turning on to the idea that TV is good for you
    I've missed a few episodes of "Breaking Bad." All of them, to be precise. I haven't caught much (any) of "Scandal," "Orange Is the New Black" or "The Good Wife." I love TV — the dialogue, the narratives, the way characters and their conflicts...