Mar 17, 2014 — With the Illinois economy and state finances in bad shape, Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn has a rough re-election ahead of him. But he's been counted out before and his likely GOP foe has flaws of his own.
Mar 17, 2014 — The Japanese ambassadors of hip-hop-infused cocktail-pop visited KEXP to perform songs from their first album in 15 years. Watch the trio play "Déjà Vu."
Mar 17, 2014 — Also: Army general agrees to plea deal in sexual assault case; winter storm wallops the mid-Atlantic; mayors and Guinness pull out of St. Patrick's Day parades because of bans on gay marchers.
Mar 17, 2014 — Aside from U2, Bell X1 is the Irish band with the most airplay in their native country. The group has a hybrid sound informed by several styles of rock and pop, but they retain a certain "Irishness."
Mar 17, 2014 — There's still no sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which went missing on March 8. Was the informal "good night" from the jet a sign it had been taken over or that the crew is involved?
Mar 17, 2014 — Watching Cluck perform jams the senses. It's almost easier to imagine some tiny spirit in her chest is controlling the action, turning a pitch wheel with one hand and a tone knob with the other.
Mar 17, 2014 — Also: A new story from J.K. Rowling; Nigella Lawson on why she became a cookbook writer; Walter Dean Myers reacts to a study's findings on the number of children's books about black people.
Mar 17, 2014 — President Obama says the U.S. will never recognize Crimea's moves to split from Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies accuse Russia of interfering in Ukraine's affairs.
Mar 17, 2014 — Lands End, the outdoor clothing retailer, will spin off from Sears Holdings Corp. next month and operate as a stand-alone, publicly traded company.
Mar 17, 2014 — A group of high school math geeks gathered in Manhattan last week for March Mathness. Their hope is to use math to pick the winners for all 67 NCCA games and win $1 billion from Warren Buffett.