All Things Considered for October 28, 2011
Oct 28, 2011 — It's an important indicator, but there's a lot it doesn't tell you.
Oct 28, 2011 — Welcome to NPR's Backseat Book Club, where author Neil Gaiman is here to answer your questions about The Graveyard Book. Gaiman explains how Nobody Owens, a young boy raised in a graveyard, learns the value of life from the dead.
Oct 28, 2011 — For years, Elizabeth Winship, the inimitable force behind Ask Beth, dispensed warm, smart advice to the young and hopelessly confused. Commentator Amy Dickinson pays tribute to a fellow Agony Aunt.
Oct 28, 2011 — From compost to mulch, fall leaves can be used to improve the health and ecological diversity of lawns. The National Audubon Society's Melissa Hopkins, who calls the leaves "free vitamins," has some tips on how to make the most of them.
Oct 28, 2011 — Witnesses say Scott Olsen was struck in the head by a projectile when clashes broke out Tuesday between Occupy Oakland protesters and police. At a vigil Thursday night, veterans gathered with protesters to pay tribute to Olsen. They say his story is a reminder of the dangers of excessive force.
Oct 28, 2011 — "Michael contacted me and he just wanted to turn into a monster," says director John Landis.
Oct 28, 2011 — The deficit-cutting supercommittee is the target of intense lobbying efforts. An NPR analysis found that more than 600 separate corporations, trade associations and interest groups have said they intend to lobby around the work of the committee of 12.
Oct 27, 2011 — Could Shakespeare have been in love if he didn't even exist? Director Roland Emmerich's Elizabethan-era costume drama turns a cockamamie idea about the Bard's "real" identity into a ridiculous but handsome thriller.
Oct 27, 2011 — Recent polls have shown that while most Latinos still support President Obama's re-election, that support is waning. But while Republicans in Las Vegas see an opening to persuade Nevada Latinos to their party, they're having trouble exploiting it.