Get Hooked on 'Serial,' a Fascinating New Murder Mystery From 'This American Life'

Fans of true detective stories and public radio should be thrilled to learn that today two of the women producers of This American Lifeare kicking off a new podcast calledSerial. The show, appropropriately named, will follow one story for 10 to 20 episodes which will unfold each week. It's all super addicting and deeply mysterious: Even producer Sarah Koenig and senior producer Julie Snyder don't know how this season will end. ...more
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Banned Books Week: Reading Alison Bechdel, a Genius to Look Out For

It's Banned Books Week, so break out your copy of 50 Shades of Grey and give it a kiss or a sassy slap on the tush, whatever you prefer. Then, stop for a moment and appreciate that the First Amendment protects your right to read that book, whether you loved it or loathed it. ...more
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INTERVIEW: Meet the Mothers Behind a Modern-Day Civil Rights Story

Tonight, HBO will premiere a documentary called The Case Against Prop 8 which traces the 5-year journey of two same-sex couples who took their case against California’s “Prop 8” marriage ban all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and won. Filmmakers Ryan White and Ben Cotner chronicled the lives of the two plaintiff couples: Kris Perry and Sandy Stier, along with Paul Katami and Jeff Zarillo, and their lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies. ...more