With 5 million YouTube hits and counting, Franchesca Ramsey's viral video is heating up the blogosphere. In the video, the comedian dons a blonde wig and pokes fun at the silly, and sometimes offensive, things white girls say to black girls. Host Michel Martin talks with Ramsey about stereotypes and using comedy to talk about race.
Designer Katie Shelly's upcoming cookbook offers 50 illustrated recipe "blueprints" for basic meals — from simple snacks to more hefty dishes like eggplant Parmesan. She hopes they'll inspire any level of cook to improvise in the kitchen.
Of all the current Washington scandals, the one involving the IRS appears to have the most staying power. It rolls into one package an agency many love to hate, partisan suspicions and the American appetite for conspiracies.
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