January 31, 2011 It seems as though the ongoing protests in Egypt were first inspired by the overhaul of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in nearby Tunisia. But as Egypt carries on in the thick of their own uprising, David Rieff of The New Republic argues that Tunisia is left wondering if their revolution will succeed — or ultimately fail.
January 31, 2011 The new USDA nutrition guidelines are pretty good at telling us what to eat, like more vegetables, lean meats, and low-fat milk. It's a little less clear when they're telling us what not to eat.
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January 31, 2011 For the month of February, best-selling author Laura Hillenbrand will join NPR to lead discussions about her new No. 1 book, Unbroken. This book club will take place on Facebook, Twitter and NPR.org. Read on to find out how you can participate.
January 31, 2011 The target of the former senator's accusation denied ever using crack. The exchange took place at Trinity United Methodist Church whose former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, became controversial for a few things he said.
January 31, 2011 Carter also said he knows and likes Omar Suleiman, Mubarak's hand-chosen vice president. He described Suleiman as intelligent. The former president described the current crisis in Egypt as the most profound in the Middle East since he left office.
January 31, 2011 The best cop stories are written by cops themselves — and the crime reporters who cover them. Rick Baker, a retired Compton, Calif., police department detective sergeant, recommends some hands-on, eyewitness accounts by and about the men and women who keep us safe.
January 31, 2011 In her weekly commentary, host Michel Martin kicks off the program's February series focused on Black History Month. She notes the similarities between uprisings in the Middle East and the so-called "Great Migration" of 5 million Southern blacks in the U.S. fleeing to other parts of the nation.
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The plotlines are complex and mysterious, but with time and effort, "you can unlock the secret," says Frank Lantz. Above, Serah's fiancee, Snow Villiers.
January 31, 2011 The complexity of the role-playing game Final Fantasy acts as a gatekeeper, keeping out all but the most persistent. And hard-core fans say that's just the way they like it.
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January 31, 2011 There are many ways to skin a cat, and just as many ways to spell "mackerel."
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January 31, 2011 Yaakov Kirschen and John Cole ask, is Egypt more change than we can handle?
January 31, 2011 Last week, many had a lukewarm reaction to President Obama's State of the Union speech. In the aftermath, William Kristol of The Weekly Standard wonders if Obama will be able to make a comeback for reelection similar to President Clinton's in 1996, and argues that it doesn't seem likely.
January 31, 2011 Much of the media coverage of the scenes in Egypt depicts violence, gunshots, and chaos. But Sarah A. Topol of The New Republic argues that actually, a large portion of the Egyptian protests are quite peaceful — especially in Tehrir Square.
January 31, 2011 Many are comparing the protests in Egypt to the revolution in Iran in 1978. Robert D. Kaplan of Foreign Policy argues that the situations are more different than similar, and that the outcome in Egypt may serve to complicate U.S. foreign policy.
January 31, 2011 Last week, Vice President Joe Biden appeared on "PBS NewsHour" and, when asked, said that he did not consider Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak a dictator. John Nichols of The Nation argues against Biden's definition, and says that Biden's statement is one that he will probably end up regretting.
January 31, 2011 Some say that the United States is slow to react to the uprisings sprouting up in the Middle East and North Africa. Joel Dreyfuss of The Root argues that the African American community in particular is strangely mute, and wonders if this silence marks a changing tide.
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