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NSA Coverage Garners Pulitzers For Post And Guardian

Winners of the 2014 Pulitzer Prizes were announced Monday. The Washington Post and The Guardian were among the notable winners, commended for together breaking the news of NSA surveillance programs.

Conflicting Tales Of A School Shooting In 'The Library'

Steven Soderbergh's new play confronts the topic of school shootings head on, peering into the shattered lives of the survivors and the stories they tell.

Sandwich Monday: The Passover Sandwich

For this week's Sandwich Monday, our non-Jewish colleagues get an introduction to the wonders of the Passover lunch. Manischewitz rules this meal.

Modern Medicine May Not Be Doing Your Microbiome Any Favors

In Missing Microbes, Dr. Martin Blaser argues that the overuse of antibiotics, as well as now-common practices like C-sections, may be messing with gut microbes.

Banksy Is Believed To Be Behind Eavesdropping Mural Near British Spy HQ

A telephone box near British spy agency GCHQ is now adorned with a trio of snoops, after a mural was added to a wall this weekend. The art is believed to be the work of street artist Banksy.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, April 14

You can see an exhibit that explores the history and influence of comic books, or check out a new play based on true events.


Don Draper, The Truth Is: You Lied

One of TV's most popular shows kicked off its new — and final — season with some big surprises. Is Mad Men's mesmerizing pitchman still living a lie?

'Grapes Of Wrath' Is 75, But Its Depictions Of Poverty Are Timeless

John Steinbeck's Dust Bowl story is "about haves and have-nots," says one scholar, "and that story is getting increasingly urgent." The book was first published April 14, 1939.

Longtime Puzzler To Certified Wordsmith, In One Fortunate Spin

Autumn Erhard, a sales representative in Orange County, Calif., landed her big break on her favorite game show, Wheel of Fortune. At 30, she became the second person to win $1 million.

What 'Life In The New Cuba' Is Really Like

American Julia Cooke documented the ways Cuba has changed since Fidel Castro ceded authority to his brother. During her travels, she says, everything she thought she knew was "blown out of the water."