New Yorkers Protest Long Shadows Cast By New Skyscrapers

New Yorkers Protest Long Shadows Cast By New Skyscrapers

by MARGOT ADLER Skyscrapers are a hallmark of large cities. Modern engineering makes it possible to erect something as tall as the Empire State...

Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

Fast-Food CEOs Earn Supersize Salaries; Workers Earn Small Potatoes

by ALLISON AUBREY At a time when fast-food workers make an average of about $9 an hour, what are the chief executives bringing home? Accordi...

Searching The Planet To Find Power For The Cloud

Searching The Planet To Find Power For The Cloud

by Steve Henn You hear the term "the cloud" or "cloud computing," and you picture something puffy, white, clean and quiet. Cloud computing is a...

A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

A Scientific Experiment: Field Trips Just For Teachers

by Linda Lutton In a classroom across from the coal mine exhibit at the Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry, students are huddled around t...

Loneliness And Longing â And Woody Allen â In 'Fading Gigolo'

Loneliness And Longing — And Woody Allen — In ‘Fading Gigolo’

by Bob Mondello With his long face and hangdog appearance, actor John Turturro is no one's idea of a matinee idol — not even his own — so h...

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

Can Wal-Mart Really Make Organic Food Cheap For Everyone?

by DAN CHARLES Wal-Mart/Flickr It could be another milestone in organic food's evolution from crunchy to commercial: Wal-Mart, the king of mas...

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

McQsJazz.com Video Of The Week

Check out McQsJazz.com's video of the week featuring George Benson performing Love Ballad....

Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

Light And Dark: The Racial Biases That Remain In Photography

by TELL ME MORE STAFF Syreeta McFadden has learned to capture various hues of brown skin. Syreeta McFadden/Courte...

Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

Behold Ukrainian Easter Art: Incredible, Inedible Eggs

by NPR STAFF As Nancy Shute reported in 2012, Ukrainians have for centuries practiced an ancient form of art,...

Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

Restaurants: The Modern-Day Lab For Our Smartphone-Obsessed Ways

by ELISE HU Courtney Cranch tends bar at The Red Hen in Washington, D.C., where she estimates at least half her customer...

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Food

Slowly And Sweetly, Vietnam's Chocolate Industry Grows

Slowly And Sweetly, Vietnam’s Chocolate Industry Grows

by Amy Guttman When you think about Vietnamese food, you might think of savory beef noodle soup, or endless fields of rice paddies. But chocolate? As the world's demand for chocolate grows, Vietnam is making a bid to become one of...

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Food

Pine & Crane Brings Taiwanese Cuisine to Silver Lake

Pine & Crane Brings Taiwanese Cuisine to Silver Lake

by Daniel Galarza D. Galarza Pine & Crane interior We have chef and owner Vivian Ku to thank for Pine & Crane, which last month took the place of Cru in Silver Lake. Named for Ku's grandfather's noodle company in China, the r...

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Arts

'Inside Amy Schumer,' Some Surprising Commentary

‘Inside Amy Schumer,’ Some Surprising Commentary

by Eric Deggans No one can send up sexism with a punch line quite like Amy Schumer. "A lot of the women's magazines are supposed to, like, be confidence building, but they really just scare ... you so you buy the products in them,...

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More Art, Less Tequila In Tijuana On Spring Break

More Art, Less Tequila In Tijuana On Spring Break

by SHEREEN MARISOL MERAJI For decades, Southern Californians thought Tijuana was Spanish for "spring break." The streets of TJ used to be packed full of spring breakers pounding shots of tequila and taking drunken photos astride donk...

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Television

Shirley, This Is The Dawn Of A New 'Mad Men'

Shirley, This Is The Dawn Of A New ‘Mad Men’

by Linda Holmes [This post discusses the plot of Sunday night's episode.] Once Mad Men moved into the early-middle part of the 1960s, people began to ask an increasingly urgent question: Where was the civil rights movement? Where ...

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2,000 Buses Of Visitors: Rome Braces For Canonization Crowds

by SYLVIA POGGIOLI The day after Easter, St. Peter's Square was packed. Caramba Camarra, a Gambian volunteer with Opera Romana Pelligrinaggi, the Vatican-run pilgrimage agency, said he had never seen so many people lined up to vis ...

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Why Are We Spiteful, Even Though It Bites Us Back?

by MAANVI SINGH Maybe you turn up your music when your neighbor complains about the noise. Or maybe you curse a baby princess because you didn't get invited to her christening, as in "Sleeping Beauty" and its latest incarnation, t ...

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How the Clippers Destroyed the Warriors – And Why They Will Win the Series

by Paul Teetor Photo by Nanette Gonzales Clippers Fans Officially, the L.A. Clippers and Golden State Warriors are tied 1-1 as their first round playoff series moves north to the Bay Area for games 3 and 4 Thursday night and Sunday a ...

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Online Sales Taxes Shift Consumer Behavior, Study Shows

by Yuki Noguchi Technically, consumers are supposed to pay taxes on things they buy online. In fact, few do. Congress is considering a bill called the Marketplace Fairness Act that would force many online sellers to collect sales ...

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Rand Paul Bids To Loosen Democratic Hold On African-American Vote

by Liz Halloran For more than a year, GOP Sen. Rand Paul has been staking out positions on issues that resonate in the black community, including school choice and prison sentencing reform. And he's been showing up in some unexpected ...

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To Keep Business Growing, Vendors Rebrand Pot’s Stoner Image

by Luke Runyon From the outside, Jan Cole's recreational marijuana store in Boulder, Colo., just feels welcoming. Big glass windows let in natural light, and the walls are painted in soothing earth tones. Cole used her background in ...

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America’s Less Religious: Study Puts Some Blame On The Internet

by Elise Hu America is less religious than ever before. The number of Americans who reported no religious affiliation has been growing rapidly, doubling since 1990. That kind of rapid change matches another societal trend — growth ...

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The Tawdry Ballad Of A Man, A Casino And A Game Of Chance

by Tash Aw Millionaire Chinese gamblers, high-class Mongolian escorts, drunken Englishmen — these are the kind of characters who populate Lawrence Osborne's hypnotic new novel, The Ballad of a Small Player. Set in the hotels and ca ...

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You Can Survive A Flight In A Jet’s Wheel Well, But Probably Won’t

by Mark Memmott The amazing story of a 16-year-old California boy who the FBI says survived a 5 1/2-hour flight in the frigid wheel well of a jet that flew from San Jose to Hawaii on Sunday raises a logical question: How does one ...

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Quentin Tarantino’s Reading of The Hateful Eight: Blood, Guts and Vomit in Downtown L.A.

by Jennifer Swan Getty WireImage courtesy of Film Independent Quentin Tarantino When Quentin Tarantino's unproduced screenplay for The Hateful Eight was leaked online earlier this year, the Oscar-winning Pulp Fiction writer and direc ...

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