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Why Can't We Talk About An Injustice?

Lawyer Bryan Stevenson explains how America's criminal justice system works against the poor and people of color, and how we can address it.
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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 14

You can see a world premiere play about the hardships of love or attend a kickoff party for an upcoming festival.


In 2009, 3 Americans Went For A Hike, And Ended Up In A Tehran Prison

In their memoir Sliver of Light, Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd and Josh Fattal explain how they were captured on a road that bordered Iran, accused of spying and imprisoned for two years.

Forget Nancy Drew: Thanks To Fans, 'Veronica Mars' Is Back On The Case

The show aired its last episode in 2007, but this week, after a record-setting Kickstarter campaign, its sharp-elbowed detective protagonist makes her big-screen debut.

With A Spelling-Bee Subversion, Jason Bateman Breaks Bad

The Arrested Development actor stars in his own directorial debut as a 40-year-old middle-school dropout who decides — for a hidden motive — to compete in a national spelling bee.

When You Befriend A Killer, You Can't Not Write About It

In 2008, Clark Rockefeller kidnapped his daughter and led police on a week-long chase. Turned out he wasn't a Rockefeller at all, he was an impostor who happened to be friends with writer Walter Kirn.

Amtrak Opens The Door To Writing On The Rails

On Twitter, some writers started asking the same question: Wouldn't it be great if Amtrak offered "residencies" to writers, so they could ride the rails and write? And Amtrak said: Let's try it.

Top 5 Ways Asparagus, A Rite Of Spring, Can Still Surprise

Did you know how fast these green shoots, the season's iconic vegetable, can grow? Or that they come in male and female versions? Or that what we eat in the U.S. is mostly now grown abroad?

A Major In Coffee? UC Davis Might Be Brewing One Up

The California university is already famous for its wine and beer programs. Coffee seemed like a natural next step. It's new Coffee Center aims to break down the science behind the perfect cup of Joe.

Forget Speed-Reading. Here's Speed-Writing

With apps like Spritz and Spreeder, speed-reading is all the rage. But maybe the solution is writing faster: Decide important things. Write those. Understand?