Wireless Carriers Resist Open-Internet Stance
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski says different kinds of traffic should move across the Internet without discrimination. But cell phone companies say their services are very different from the regular Internet — and they warn of dire consequences if they're held to the same standards.
Will Colleges Give NBC's 'Community' Good Marks?
The comedy world has eagerly awaited the arrival of Community, a new NBC sitcom about a band of wacky misfits who attend a community college. And community colleges have been getting ready too, hoping this show will not add to the image problems they face.
Nation's Parks Star In Ken Burns' New Documentary
Filmed over the course of more than six years at some of the country's most awe-inspiring locales, The National Parks: America's Best Idea is a six-part, 12-hour film by Ken Burns on the history of America's national parks that premiers on PBS this Sunday.
From 'Blotto' To 'Betty Booped,' A Dictionary Of Drink
There are almost as many words for inebriation as there are mixed-drink recipes. Author Paul Dickson presents 2,964 intoxicating euphemisms — including "eating dirt" and going "off me pickle" — in his new book, Drunk: The Definitive Drinker's Dictionary.
Indie Stars Become 'Monsters Of Folk'
Supergroups have a long tradition in popular music. Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson once joined forces as The Highwaymen. There were the Fania All-Stars, The Four Tenors and Audioslave. Now Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis, Jim James and M. Ward, calling themselves Monsters of Folk, have released their debut album.
U.S., Allies Warn Iran On Nuclear Program
President Obama and the leaders of Britain and France said Friday Iran will be "held accountable" unless it discloses all of its nuclear efforts. The comments at a meeting of the Group of 20 economic powers in Pittsburgh follow revelations Iran possesses a previously secret nuclear facility.
Week In Politics Reviewed
Iran's secret nuclear facility and President Obama's reaction to it, and the continuing political fallout over Gen. Stanley McChrystal's report on Afghanistan dominated the week in politics. Political commentators David Brooks of The New York Times and E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post, offer their insight.
Chicago Tries Heavy-Hitters To Boost Olympic Bid
With one week to go until the International Olympic Committee selects the host city for the 2016 games, Chicago is hoping star power in the form of Oprah Winfrey and one of the Obamas will boost its bid. But how would hosting the Olympics really benefit the city that wins the competition?
Russian Tycoon's Bid For NBA's Nets Examined
Russian tycoon Mikhail Prokhorov has agreed to buy a controlling interest in the New Jersey Nets basketball team. Sportswriter Stefan Fatsis says the NBA has to vet Prokhorov's bid, but his 2007 arrest at a French ski resort in connection with ferrying in prostitutes is likely to be the main red flag. Prokhorov was not charged for that incident.