February 9, 2013 A snow storm of potentially historic proportions is bearing down on the northeastern U.S. Randy Bish is not expecting a charming Hollywood version, while Dave Granlund suggests that advance preparation can make the ordeal bearable.
February 8, 2013 We know a great deal about life and its pre-biotic precursors. But do we now understand how life is built from non-life? This is still an open question. Philospher Alva Noë considers this state of affairs in the context of the storm of controversy surrounding Thomas Nagel's book.
February 8, 2013 The U.S. Postal Service plans to stop delivering first-class mail on Saturdays starting in August to cut expenses. Steve Sack blames congressional mandates for the postal service's woes, while Rick McKee thinks it's the weight of market forces.
February 8, 2013 When she was younger, Myra didn't realize her mom, Bonnie Brown, was "different" than most. Her mother's intellectual disability was only something she realized later when her mother told her, "I know I am not like your friends' mothers, but I'm doing the best I can."
February 7, 2013 The Holocaust film is increasingly common, but films and novels telling the stories of German World War II survivors are still relatively rare — making Lore a welcome addition to the cinematic canon of postwar German narratives. (Recommended)
February 7, 2013 Take a boot, take a glove, take a brick, take a pan, take a car roof, spray it with this new nano-tech substance and strange things will happen. Very strange things.
February 7, 2013 Are humans natural hunters? Can animal advocates and people who kill animals for sport comprehend anything of each others' perspectives? Commentator Barbara J. King considers hunting in the United States today.
February 7, 2013 Birder Starr Saphir, who died on Tuesday, was at the center of a 2012 documentary about the unique world of Central Park birding.
February 7, 2013 When the White House released a photo of President Obama shooting skeet, cartoonists were quick to the draw. Jeff Parker thinks the image flummoxed Obama's critics on the gun violence issue, while Joel Pett used it to question the president's controversial drone program.
February 6, 2013 We talk with the Monopoly iron about its career as a token.
February 6, 2013 Chuck Hagel's testimony at last week's Senate confirmation hearing didn't quell the controversy over his nomination to be defense secretary. Steve Kelley blames it on the former Nebraska senator's performance, while Clay Bennett doesn't think Hagel got a fair shake from Arizona's John McCain.
February 6, 2013 We used to have three bona fide dynasties: the Yankees in baseball, the Celtics and Lakers in basketball, and the Cowboys in football. We even had dynasties in college sports. But no more. Commentator Frank Deford says our dynasties are melting as fast as the Arctic ice cap.