Guy Raz, talks with Alexander Nazaryan about his rant in Salon.com, excoriating the American literary world. He explains that Americans don't deserve a Nobel Prize because their work is too interior. Nazaryan is on the editorial board of The New York Daily News.
Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Connie Schultz resigned from The Plain Dealer after writing for the Cleveland newspaper for 18 years. She is married to U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), and she has said that she's concerned about conflicts of interest.
Advertisers are looking for new ways to keep viewers from working around their advertisements. One way to do it is to just make the whole show into an ad, which is happening with products as diverse as Disney theme parks and Kenmore microwaves.
British journalist James Longman managed to spend two weeks in Syria on his own accord and without the Syrian government's knowledge. He attended protests by the opposition movement and spoke to army defectors about their decision to leave. Melissa Block talks to him about his experience.
The new phone, which has voice assistance, longer battery life and a better camera, will be launched on Oct. 14. Many of Apple's fans who had been looking forward to seeing a completely new device — the iPhone 5 — were disappointed by what many saw as an incremental improvement.
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