Commentary

  • Jeff Ingram, 46, suffers from a rare condition that wipes his memory. Whenever he has an attack, his wife, Penny, fears he won't regain his love for her.
    StoryCorps
    9:25am Dec 17, 2012
    National National Health & Safety

    For Man With Amnesia, Love Repeats Itself

    Whenever Jeff Ingram suffers from an amnesia attack, his memory is wiped clean and he has to start over. Fearful that one day he may no longer accept her, his wife reminds him of the memories they've shared.
  • 2:31pm Dec 13, 2012

    Op-Ed: Taboo Words Serve An Important Purpose

    In an effort to be more precise, accurate and neutral, the Associated Press decided to remove several words, including "Islamophobia" and "homophobia", from the 2013 edition of the AP Stylebook. Chicago Tribune columnist Clarence Page calls the move "a linguistic blow for blandness."
  • At StoryCorps in the Tri-Cities area of Washington state, Anand Hernandez and his mom, Sarah Avant, discussed his parents' 2009 divorce.
    StoryCorps
    9:52am Dec 07, 2012

    3 Years After Parents' Divorce, Son Looks Back

    In a visit to StoryCorps, Sarah Avant and her 12-year-old son discuss how his life was changed by his parents' divorce in 2009. Anand Hernandez admits that the stress was hard on him. But lately, things have been looking up, he says.
  • Jeff Bridges as John L. Bridges, Isabelle Huppert as Ella Watson and Kris Kristofferson as James Averill in the 1980 Western Heaven's Gate, a director's cut of which was released in November.
    Criterion Collection
    9:38am Dec 07, 2012
    Arts Arts

    Revisiting, Reappraising Cimino's 'Heaven's Gate'

    When it was released 32 years ago, Michael Cimino's revisionist Western was considered one of the most colossal flops in Hollywood history. Critic John Powers takes a second look at the film and concludes that it's clearly "the work of one man and ... he wanted you to remember it forever."
  • 2:54pm Dec 05, 2012

    Reality TV Has Become Honey Boo Boo-ified

    Last month, Mike Rowe quietly let his fans know that his TV show Dirty Jobs had been canceled. On the show, Rowe showcased people proudly doing difficult, dirty and often low-paying work. TV critic Eric Deggans says it's out of fashion now for a show to look up to its subjects.
  • 10:06am Dec 16, 2004
    Arts Arts

    Tech Guru Omar Wasow: Winning over a Technophobe

    Tech guru Omar Wasow of Blackplanet.com offers up gift ideas for the tech geek in your life. Wasow follows up last week's suggestions for the technophobe in your life.
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    10:06am Dec 16, 2004
    Politics & Government Politics & Government

    Michael Eric Dyson: MLK's Civil Rights Legacy

    Despite his many accolades, including the Nobel Peace Prize, there are still camps that condemn and criticize the efforts of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commentator Michael Eric Dyson and NPR's Tavis Smiley talk about the controversy over King's legacy.