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By PBS NewsHour
On Monday, 30 finalists were named for the National Book Critics Circle awards. The NewsHour has talked to many of the authors whose works are being considered, including Roz Chast, Hector Tobar, Thomas Piketty and Claudia Rankine.
By Victoria Fleischer
What will history say about 2014? As the year comes to a close, Hari Sreenivasan gets insight from Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic, Helena Andrews of The Washington Post and Evan McMorris-Santoro of Buzzfeed, who take stock of 2014 and…
It’s had its criticism over the years, and most recently has been chastised for Facebook users’ Year in Review summary that weaves together your most popular posts from 2014. Popularity, however, is based not on circumstance, but engagement.
By Colleen Shalby
Before we ring in 2015, we want to reflect on some of the great Art Beat stories from this past year. So who did we listen to in 2014?…
By Laura Santhanam
Despite China’s public vows to prosecute bribery and shore up government accountability, the nation falls short in its efforts to fight institutionalized corruption, according to Transparency International’s annual Corruption Perceptions Index released today. For one thing, bribery in China…
By John Myers, KQED
1. The Brown Bomber: No one received more votes on Tuesday than Gov. Jerry Brown, and it’s hard to see the veteran Democrat biting his fingernails about the fall contest to come. Neither of his main GOP challengers came…
In our news wrap Wednesday, the first day of 2014 was marked by a papal address, mayoral inaugurations and a series of bowl games for football fans. Also, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked a health care law mandate…
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