January 3, 2013 Today a new Congress will begin. Jimmy Margulies knows one thing coming their way, while Gustavo Rodriguez doesn't think they'll have many appealing alternatives.
January 2, 2013 In addition to comics greats Joe Kubert and Jean "Moebius" Giraud, the world of cartooning lost Rex Babin (toon by J. D.Crowe) of the Sacramento Bee and syndicated "Herman" creator Jim Unger (toon by Cam Cardow) this year.
January 2, 2013 The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec by Jaques Tardi features a beautiful, gun-wielding detective and a horrifying prehistoric monster. Author Rosecrans Baldwin explains why this is no ordinary comic book. Do you have a favorite graphic novel? Tell us in the comments.
January 2, 2013 The United States went (briefly) over the "fiscal cliff." John Cole thought Speaker of the House John Boehner has been diminished by the harsh reality of failing to deliver the majority of his party, while Lisa Benson argues that President Obama has avoided the reality of the nation's budget.
January 1, 2013 In Damascus, a region torn apart by fighting between the Syrian regime and opposition forces, the simple act of celebrating the New Year can be difficult. For one Syrian citizen, it was a chance to hope for better days.
January 1, 2013 As we enter the new year, we look to J.D. Crowe's wistful observation, while we suspect that Patrick Corrigan has more realistic expectations.
December 31, 2012 In December, President Obama promised to use his powers to prevent tragedies like the one in Newtown, but his powers had limits when it came to the fiscal cliff.
December 31, 2012 William Gibson's Neuromancer is a hacker classic. Author Nick Harkaway says it's also a door to a greater world. Is there a book that took you outside of your comfort zone? Tell us in the comments.
December 30, 2012 As the year comes to an end, NPR librarian Kee Malesky shares closing lines from some great novels — those last few moments spent with a story that you love.
December 30, 2012 After Obama carried most swing states, Matt Wuerker imagined the president enjoying his majority. After failing to convince Egypt's judiciary to go along with his plans to rule the country, Mohammed Morsi assumed sole power, and Lee Judge doubted Morsi's ability to light the way to freedom.
December 29, 2012 Unable to sleep in the days after the Newtown, Conn., killings, Emily Leukhardt found herself writing about the sister who she says was "just fundamentally good."