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Artist H.R. Giger, Creator Of Surreal Biomechanics, Dies

You might not know the name, but you probably know the work: H.R. Giger created some of the most powerfully creepy visuals in Hollywood's history for 1979's sci-fi film Alien.

Book News: Each Page Of 'A Drinkable Book' Kills Bacteria In Drinking Water

A "Drinkable Book" can be used to treat drinking water. Also: a new book claims to know the identity of the Zodiac Killer; why all books about Africa use the same cover image.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, May 13

You can contemplate the true meaning of beauty at an abstract art exhibit or see work that focuses on words and their ability to augment art.


Turnspit Dogs: The Rise And Fall Of The Vernepator Cur

The turnspit dog was once an essential part of every large kitchen in Britain. Bred to run in a wheel that turned a roasting spit, the small but strong dogs ensured that the meat cooked evenly.

For Geithner, Financial Crisis Was Like Landing A Burning Plane

Former Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner received mixed reviews of his performance during the financial crisis. In his new book, he says he did what was required to "keep the lights on."

The Forgotten Pictures Of A Music Photography Pioneer

Jim Cummins was one of the few African-American photographers working in superstar rock, shooting everyone from Jimi Hendrix to Sonny & Cher. Along the way, he forgot about more than 2,500 negatives.

Louis C.K. Takes On TV Hypocrisy, Aiming Scrutiny Back At Himself

When the comic's alter ego rejects a woman because she's overweight, she pours her heart out in a way television rarely allows.

Sandwich Monday: Domino's Specialty Chicken

For this week's Sandwich Monday, we try a new dish from Domino's. It's essentially pizza with crust made out of chicken.

Congressman Clyburn Reflects On A Life Of 'Blessed Experiences'

South Carolina Representative James Clyburn's new memoir Blessed Experiences: Genuinely Southern, Proudly Black shares lessons learned on his way from the Jim Crow South to a top spot on Capitol Hill.

Asian-Americans Are Successful, But No Thanks To Tiger Parenting

Contrary to popular stereotypes, Asian-Americans don't achieve academic success just because it's just in their genes. These students perform well because of community resources and teacher support.