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For the first time in National Book Critics Circle Award history, the same book was a finalist in two different categories. Claudia Rankine’s 2014 book “Citizen: An American Lyric” was nominated in poetry and criticism. On Monday...
Jury selection began today for the trial of James Holmes, the shooter who killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado in 2012. A record 9,000 people received summons to be considered for the jury. Holmes entered a Century movie theater...
Amy Leibrand, an environmental researcher by day, creates surrealistic images with her smartphone camera and editing apps. She’s now a recognized figure in the mobile photography movement. Video produced and edited by Jackie Shafer, shot by...
Where were you on January 4th at 9:47 a.m. PST? Despite a widely-circulated, NASA-attributed tweet that claimed you’d be floating in midair due to a “long awaited planetary alignment,” you were probably planted firmly on the...
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is siding with a Muslim prison inmate in Arkansas who sued for the right to grow a short beard for religious reasons. The court’s unanimous ruling Tuesday in a case about religious liberty stands in contrast to...
AP Photo/Darryl Bush, File Until recently, same-sex couples could not legally marry. Now, some are finding they must wed if they want to keep their partner’s job-based health insurance and other benefits. With same-sex marriage now legal in 35...