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  • May 9, 2012   BY Imani M. Cheers  

    Known for her large format photographs, Lalla Essaydi’s work combines Islamic calligraphy and representations of the female body, focusing on the interconnection of faith, culture and gender and challenging notions within all three.
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  • May 8, 2012   BY Jason Kane and David Pelcyger  

    They’re the new minority in the United States: “healthy” waistlines. With a third of the nation’s adults weighing in as overweight and another third registering as “obese,” America’s collective eating disorder has relegated those with a healthy body mass index … Continue reading

  • May 8, 2012   BY Cat Wise  

    Norway is the best country in the world to be a mother, according to a new report from the international nonprofit Save the Children. Niger replaces Afghanistan as the worst country for moms. Afghanistan had been at the bottom of … Continue reading

  • May 7, 2012   BY Spencer Michels  

    An edible waterbug. Photo by Sevda Eris / KQED When I told my wife and family that I was going to be eating insects as part of a story I was preparing for the PBS NewsHour, the universal response was … Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012   BY Paul Solman and elizabeth shell  

    Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book “Coming Apart” at a local diner near Murray’s hometown of Burkittsville, Md. By Paul Solman and Elizabeth Shell Editor’s Note: | This post has been updated to include the ‘share your … Continue reading

  • March 14, 2012   BY Paul Solman and elizabeth shell  

    Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book “Coming Apart” at a local diner near Murray’s hometown of Burkittsville, Md. White America is coming apart at the seams. That’s the thesis Charles Murray, a libertarian political scientist at the … Continue reading

  • October 25, 2011   BY Jason Kane  

    Photo courtesy of the Drug Enforcement Administration No more picking up “Bliss,” “Cloud Nine” or “Hurricane Charlie” at the corner grocery store. The Drug Enforcement Administration has issued a temporary ban on U.S. sales of street drugs generically known as … Continue reading

  • June 28, 2011   BY Jenny Marder  

    Photo by Jamie Muchall via Flickr Creative Commons Tasmanian devils were sitting ducks for deadly cancer Another sad twist to the tale of the endangered Tasmanian devil. Human interference left these animals stripped of genetic diversity and prone to disease, … Continue reading

  • December 14, 2010  

    In other news Tuesday, a judge in Britain granted bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange despite protests from Swedish authorities who want to question him in connection with alleged sex crimes there. Also in Bangladesh, a fire tore through a clothing factory, killing at least 27 and injuring over 100. Continue reading

  • July 8, 2010   BY Jason M. Breslow  

    Just as President Obama attempted to do on the campaign trail in Missouri on Thursday, his chief of staff appears intent upon making sure George W. Bush and his administration’s policies are on the ballot this November. That will, of … Continue reading

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