The Cube Critics: 'Hitchcock,' 'Sister' This week, a biopic about the master craftsman of cinematic terror and a movie about a wayward boy who steals ski equipment in the Swiss alps, both made it into the conversation on Cube Critics.3:54 p.m.
Police call Cold Spring officer's shooting an ambush A police officer was shot and killed in Cold Spring late Thursday night after responding to a call about a man thought to be suicidal, and authorities say they have arrested someone in connection with the case.5:24 p.m.
PoliGraph: DFLers won, but Bakk's claim goes too far Incoming Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, DFL-Cook, said in a recent interview on TPT's Almanac that a close look at the votes shows what a huge responsibility this win is for his party.
It's entirely true that Democrats got more votes than Republicans this election, but Bakk's statement goes a bit too far.5:56 p.m.
The Cube Critics: 'Hitchcock,' 'Sister' This week, a biopic about the master craftsman of cinematic terror and a movie about a wayward boy who steals ski equipment in the Swiss alps, both made it into the conversation on Cube Critics.6:25 p.m.
Week In Politics: Fiscal Cliff And Susan Rice
Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of The Washington Post and Brookings Institution and David Brooks of The New York Times. They discuss the fiscal cliff and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice's possible bid for Secretary of State.
Nuns Top '50 Shades' In Classical Music Smackdown Fifty Shades of Grey: The Classical Album has been on Billboard's Classical Traditional Albums chart for 11 weeks, most recently in the top slot. But the album has been bumped this week by The Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles — a group of singing nuns from Missouri. The Benedictines' album is called, Advent at Ephesus. Melissa Block and Robert Siegel have more.
Grand Canyon's Age Still Not Set In Stone
If you were to visit Grand Canyon National Park, you might encounter an exhibit called the "Trail of Time" and learn that researchers believe the canyon is six million years old. But not all scientists think that age is correct. Some think the canyon is 20 million years old, and a new report suggests that the canyon existed alongside dinosaurs some 70 million years ago. Melissa Block talks with Washington Post reporter Joel Achenbach, who has covered the colorful and sometimes contentious debate among researchers.
Tanzania's Albinos Face Constant Threat Of Attack
For many albinos — born with a partial or total lack of pigment in their skin, hair and eyes — life is difficult, and that is particularly true in Tanzania, where they are attacked for their flesh, the result of superstitious beliefs. More than 100 albinos have been assaulted since 2006.
Weekend Vote Will Bring Controversial Changes To Psychiatrists' Bible
A vote this weekend by a small group of academics could result in changes to several entries in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual. Doctors may no longer be advised to avoid diagnoses of depression after the death of a loved one, and Asperger's syndrome may be folded into the spectrum of autism.
An Existential Guide For When You're Really 'Lost'
Astrophysicist Adam Frank doesn't usually read self-help books, but something about Walker Percy's existential optimism in Lost In The Cosmos actually changed his outlook on life. Do you have a favorite self-help book? Tell us in the comments below.
After Sandy Outages, A Tale Of Two Utilities
Residents of Summit, N.J., waited weeks for the power to return after Superstorm Sandy. That's in stark contrast to the nearby town of Madison, where the lights were on in just a few days. Madison owns its own utility company — and after its shining performance, Summit is weighing the idea, too.
Far From Mexico, Students Try Saving Aztec Language
The descendant of the ancient Aztec language is one of many endangered indigenous languages. Although there may still be a million speakers of Nahuatl, it is not being transmitted to a new generation. But there is an attempt to revive Nahuatl in New York City, and students eager to connect to their heritage are taking classes.
U.N. Ambassador Rice Not The Typical Diplomat
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice has come under attack from all sides in her bid to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State. We take look at Rice's record and why her critics seem to be growing in numbers.