The award-winning playwright and screenwriter is best known for such works as Arcadia and Shakespeare in Love. He speaks with NPR’s Scott Simon about the screenplay for Joe Wright’s adaptation of Anna Karenina.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Privacy groups and tech companies have been pushing for more protection for emails and other online personal information for years. They hope the FBI investigation into Gen. David Petraeus’ email correspondence with Paula Broadwell will give their efforts new momentum.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The Environmental Protection Agency says it won’t waive a law that requires much of the nation’s corn to be refined into ethanol and blended into gasoline. Meat producers say this will drive up food prices, but the EPA says the “ethanol mandate” isn’t at fault.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Back in 1995, about 4.5 percent of adults in the U.S. had been diagnosed with diabetes. By 2010, the prevalence had zoomed to 8.2 percent. An interactive map shows how much worse diabetes has become in less than a generation.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The week after Election Day is full of surprises, with news of scandal enveloping top Gens. David Petraeus and John Allen. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney reflects on his loss and what he calls Obama’s “gifts” to the electorate, while the president pledges not to overreach in his second term.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
The “Call of Duty” franchise is one of the most successful brands in the video game industry. It compares to very successful Hollywood franchises.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
David O. Russell’s Silver Linings Playbook stars Bradley Cooper as a bipolar high school teacher trying to put his life back together. But critic David Edelstein says it’s the performance of co-star Jennifer Lawrence that makes the film a hot ticket.
Cinematic adaptations of beloved literary tales are nothing new. Leo Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina is no stranger to the adaptation process, and newcomer Silver Linings Playbook enters the romantic comedy game. NPR critic Bob Mondello has his review of both.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
In the interest of science, we offer some ideas for people who are hoarding Twinkies now that Hostess has announced it is going out of business. And none of them involve eating.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
Barbara Kingsolver’s Flight Behavior takes a stand on climate change. It debuts at No. 1.