• December 17, 2003  

    Two women’s health experts debate the merits of Tuesday’s recommendation by an FDA panel to allow over-the-counter sales of the emergency contraceptive known as the morning-after pill. Continue reading

  • December 17, 2003  

    Essayist Roger Rosenblatt looks at a new book of photographs called “Silent Places,” which shows some of the houses and institutions in Poland that were evacuated by the Jews during the Holocaust. Rosenblatt says a human element remains even in places that have been abandoned by evil or time. Continue reading

  • December 12, 2003  

    The Cincinnati coroner ruled that the death of Nathaniel “Skip” Jones at the hands of police was a homicide, but no officers have been charged in connection with the incident. Jones is the 17th African American to be killed in a confrontation with Cincinnati police since 1995. Continue reading

  • December 10, 2003  

    The Iraqi National Symphony made its first visit to Washington this week. Jeffrey Brown reports that the tour, which mixes high culture and international politics, has come with a note of discord. Continue reading

  • December 10, 2003  

    Paul Solman speaks with Robert Rubin, former Clinton treasury secretary, about his new book, “In an Uncertain World.” Continue reading

  • December 8, 2003  

    Spencer Michels reports on an increasingly popular genre of streetwise fiction called “hip hop literature.” Continue reading

  • December 4, 2003  

    Massachusetts’ highest court last month ruled in a 4-3 decision that the state’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional and ordered the state legislature to come up with a solution within 180 days. The state’s ruling has brought the legal and political debate over gay marriage to the national level.. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2003  

    Essayist Anne Taylor Fleming says that separation and loss teach us that the written word we share with loved ones is often one of the things that matters most. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2003  

    Ray Suarez continues the NewsHour series on how and where Americans live their lives with a look at the divorce between expectations and reality in the wedding business. Continue reading

  • December 1, 2003  

    Studs Terkel has written 11 books of oral history, allowing ordinary Americans to tell their stories through him. Ray Suarez speaks with Terkel about his latest work, “Hope Dies Last,” which looks at human perseverance in challenging circumstances. Continue reading