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Living And Dying In Brick City

Growing up on the tough streets of Newark, N.J., Sampson Davis and two childhood friends made a pact to pursue medical degrees. Davis is now a practicing physician who helps at-risk youth choose education.


Say Yes To 'No': Retro Political Thriller Packs A Timely Punch

Imbued with a retro, classic feel, the stunning Chilean drama No takes a powerful look at the positive effects of political advertising. It's a message American audiences might marvel at, but this Oscar-nominated film definitely delivers. (Recommended)

A New View Of Newton in "Isaac's Eye"

What would Isaac Newton be like if he had been born a few centuries later? A new play "Isaac's Eye" reimagines Newton and his scientific rival Robert Hooke. Playwright Lucas Hnath and actors Haskell King and Michael Louis Serafin-Wells join Ira Flatow to talk about the play.

Book News: DOJ Approves Penguin, Random House Merger

Also: The erotic writings of John Donne; Randi Zuckerberg gets a two-book deal; and the whimsical world of book sculpting.

Fried Chicken And Waffles: The Dish The South Denied As Its Own?

Fried chicken and waffles is a delicious combo — but is it a traditional Southern one? A lot of readers objected to the idea that this dish originated in the South. We look into the roots of the dish — and the objections to calling it Southern.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Feb. 15

Change can be a good thing, but it's not always easy to adapt to new situations and surroundings.

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Digital Humanities

We’ll discover what digital humanities scholars are uncovering about the past and learn how some are thinking far in the future to preserve the culture of today.


Book News: LBJ And Lady Bird Johnson's Love Letters Go Public

Also: The Knight Foundation apologizes; more bad news for Barnes & Noble; and discontinued candy heart slogans.

When It Comes To Fashion, Shouldn't There Be An App For That?

In fashion's first hackathon, developers had just 24 hours to build an app for the industry — the finalists will be presented on the runway at New York's Fashion Week. "Right now the industry could really use some innovation," says Decoded Fashion founder Liz Bacelar.