July 9, 2013 Egypt's state-run television station has worked under four different leaders in less than three years. For the past year, it has been pro-Islamist and pro-President Mohammed Morsi — before his ouster. Then it abruptly began reporting the military's view once again.
July 9, 2013 Toy cars — from pedal-powered roadsters to Matchbox and Hot Wheels sets — are more than just child's play. Kids' preferences in their toys can point towards future automotive trends, like a growing fondness for eco-friendly cars, and licensing deals can build brand loyalty at a very young age.
July 5, 2013 As American media struggles, the Texas press ecosystem finds some energy thanks to new digital players and a turnaround in the economy.
July 1, 2013 The Web newspaper Mediapart is turning conventional wisdom about the Internet and journalism on its head. It offers in-depth reporting without fluff or advertising. The publication is turning a profit, and creating an uproar in a country where the media has often been too cozy with power.
June 30, 2013 HBO documentary Gideon's Army follows three public defenders working to give their clients the best representation while juggling hundreds of cases for little compensation. High-priced bail bonds and mandatory minimums make their work even more challenging.
June 29, 2013 NPR's Kelly McEvers found herself crying unpredictably during the Arab Spring, when friends were being kidnapped and worse. Why do otherwise intelligent people risk their lives to report on conflicts? In a new hourlong radio documentary, she turns the mic on herself to search for an answer.
June 29, 2013 The past week has seen many reactions to the testimony of a 19-year-old witness in the George Zimmerman trial. And the responses are anything but black and white.
June 28, 2013 Bert and Ernie — yes, Sesame Street's Muppets — have been thrust yet again into the gay marriage debate.