April 17, 2013 We depart from our usual format to congratulate Steve Sack for winning this year's Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning. Mr. Sack, who has a definite liberal slant, has been cartooning for the Minneapolis Star Tribune since 1981 and a selection of his best cartoons from 2012 is available there.
April 17, 2013 There's more buzz than usual this year around baseball legend Jackie Robinson, who made his major league debut on April 15, 1947. But commentator Frank Deford says there isn't enough buzz in college athletics to help shape the Robinsons of the future.
April 17, 2013 Stinging nettles are an overlooked bit of nature's bounty, their prickly leaves hiding a secret: They're good-tasting and good for you. (Consider them a stand-in for spinach.) To find them, just pull on some gloves and head out into the wild — or to a farmers market.
April 16, 2013 A plain but powerful piece of documentary filmmaking, Ain't in It for My Health: A Film About Levon Helm gives a solid account of the late drummer Levon Helm — formerly of The Band — as he makes music and tells tales with a group of friends and fellow players. (Recommended)
April 16, 2013 Scientists can't just agree to disagree. It's not because we are stubborn or ornery (OK, maybe we are). It's because science faces a fundamental problem when it can't agree on numbers like the value of the Hubble Constant. The whole point of science is to establish an understanding of the cosmos on which we can all agree.
April 16, 2013 Two art museums in Boston are offering free admission Tuesday in the wake of the explosions at the Boston Marathon. They hope that residents will find comfort and community.
April 16, 2013 A documentary airing tonight on PBS tells the story of the five young black and Latino men wrongly convicted of the 1989 assault and rape of a white female jogger in Manhattan's Central Park. Ken Burns made the film with his eldest daughter, Sarah Burns, and David McMahon.
April 16, 2013 When a bunch of people get into an elevator, do they segregate in any predictable way? Do tall ones stand in the back? Do men stand in different places than women? Who looks where?
April 16, 2013 The blasts near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday stunned America. Cam Cardow captures the national outpouring of support and resolve, while Randy Bish gives thanks to those who rush into danger to help others.
April 16, 2013 On Monday, Nicholas Maduro was elected President of Venezuela, although the opposing candidate is calling for a recount. While in Canada, Justin Trudeau was elected the leader of the Liberal Party. Cartoonists Rainer Hachfeld and Bruce MacKinnon take a look at the elections.
April 15, 2013 Is periodic humiliation an inevitable feature of motherhood? Is it something to embrace or endure? Commentator Tania Lombrozo shares some thoughts and experiences.
April 15, 2013 For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new cooking gadget: the Egg Rollie. It's basically a vertical grill that cooks your eggs in tube form.
April 15, 2013 Tonight's television involves some very OMG murders, as well as the opportunity to sit in a chair on TV.