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…

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…

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Paul Solman interviews author Charles Murray about his book "Coming Apart" at a local diner near Murray's hometown of Burkittsville, Md. Note: A newly updated Bubble Quiz can be found here. White America is coming apart at the seams.

As the year draws to a close, and critics everywhere are drawing up their "Best Of" lists, we thought we'd enlist the PBS NewsHour mindshare to give us their picks for their favorite books, films, concerts and plays of 2009.

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