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Arts Feb 208 things you didn’t know about this year’s Oscar nominees
Which film featured a fake baby? Who wanted her character to die of in the midst of filming? Find out before Sunday's Oscars.
Nation Feb 13David Carr, New York Times journalist, dies at 58
David Carr, the gravelly-voiced veteran of the New York Times media beat has died at 58. After collapsing at the newspaper’s office in Manhattan on Thursday night, he was rushed to St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, where he was declared dead.
Politics Feb 128 politically infamous couples
Watch out Frank and Claire Underwood: You’ve got nothing on these eight political couples.
Arts Feb 11In ‘The Sculptor,’ cartoonist Scott McCloud tackles mortality, love, art
Cartoonist Scott McCloud, best known for the “Understanding Comics” series, talks about “The Sculptor,” his first graphic novel and his first work of fiction in over 30 years.
Nation Feb 11What does latest appeal mean for ‘Serial’s’ Adnan Syed? Three possible outcomes
Will a third attempt to clear his name work for "Serial" protagonist Adnan Syed? To help answer your questions on the case, PBS NewsHour spoke to C. Justin Brown, Syed’s attorney, Rabia Chaudry, lawyer and advocate for Syed, and Andrew…
Arts Feb 10How do you spot Alzheimer’s? Neuroscientist, author behind ‘Still Alice’ explains
Lisa Genova, neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," answers questions about recognizing and dealing with Alzheimer's.
World Feb 06Islamic State claims American hostage was killed by a Jordanian airstrike
A statement purportedly from the Islamic State group claims an American hostage was killed in an airstrike Friday on the outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the militant group’s main stronghold. The statement identified the hostage as 26-year-old…
Nation Feb 04Rosa Parks’ letters and photographs reveal a lifelong warrior for civil rights
The Rosa Parks Collection of 7,500 manuscripts and 2,500 photographs are available to researchers at the Library of Congress on Feb. 4 and a portion will be open to the public on March 2.
Nation Jan 30Artist behind Newsweek cover: it’s not sexist, it depicts the ugliness of sexism
Newsweek’s current cover story on sexism in Silicon Valley is getting negative attention for dressing up what it defiles: unequal footing for women in technology.
Nation Jan 30America’s burger renaissance evident with Shake Shack IPO
The "modern day 'roadside' burger stand" that started in New York is now global.