Feb 3, 2014 — The Super Bowl was a superbore if you prefer close contests. Seattle trounced Denver, 43-8. The president's pregame interview with Fox News' Bill O'Reilly was a much more contentious affair.
Jan 8, 2014 — Also: Former U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' new memoir is critical of the Obama White House; The Morning News' annual Tournament of Books announces its contestants; a new short story from Nicole Krauss.
Feb 21, 2013 — Also: Bill O'Reilly has a new book; George Saunders g-chats The Paris Review; and Batwoman is getting married.
Feb 9, 2011 — Although it may seem like old news, science and the teaching of science remains under attack in many parts of the country. This "anti-scientifism" is costing the United States dearly.
Feb 9, 2011 — Wonderful discussion yesterday about everyone's favorite provocateur and his non-theory of the moon's origin. In the end it is pretty clear that O'Reilly is just playing the "why" question that every 6-year-old knows.
Feb 8, 2011 — Which "philosophy" requires a greater faith — Bill O'Reilly's or that of scientists who say there is no need for divine intervention to explain the presence of Moon, etc.?
Feb 7, 2011 — Obama used his O'Reilly interview to try to reach independents and underscore his centrism.
Oct 26, 2010 — In 1995, the NPR legal correspondent said then-Sen. Jesse Helms might want to rethink his position on AIDS research "because if there's retributive justice, he'll get AIDS." Critics say that's worse than what led to NPR's firing of Juan Williams.
Oct 21, 2010 — The news analyst's contract with the network was terminated after he made comments about Muslims that news executives felt didn't live up to the network's standards. He says he was fired for telling the truth.
Oct 21, 2010 — The news analyst said on Fox News Channel's O'Reilly Factor that when he's on a plane, people in "Muslim garb" make him nervous. NPR says the comments "were inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices."