Weekend Edition Saturday for December 1, 2012
Dec 1, 2012 — The satirical news source announced that its Sexiest Man Alive for 2012 is Kim Jong Un, North Korea's supreme leader. In some parts of the world, there may be little room to argue.
Dec 1, 2012 — The aircraft carrier was the largest ship in the world, and the first nuclear-powered aircraft when it was commissioned. It's played a featured role in world conflicts — and Hollywood movies — for more than a half-century. Now it's being retired.
Dec 1, 2012 — After 35 years and 186 artists, only two honorees have been Hispanic — Placido Domingo in 2000 and Chita Rivera in 2002. "When you paint that picture and you leave the Latino artist community out of it, there's a huge hole," says Felix Sanchez, president of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts.
Dec 1, 2012 — The Internet shutdowns in Syria and Egypt have shown how governments can thwart activists who mobilize and promote their cause online. Some countries claim that control is their right, but will the rest of the world agree?
Dec 1, 2012 — It's Inauguration Day in Mexico. New President Enrique Pena Nieto inherits a country with a mixed record. Most of Mexico is embroiled in a deadly drug war, but also boasts an economy that is doing surprisingly well — thanks to the outgoing head of state, many say.
Nov 30, 2012 — My grandfather worked for GM, my mom worked for Ford and my cousin works for Chrysler. But the old divisions between U.S. and foreign automakers just don't mean as much any more.
Nov 30, 2012 — In the mid-1980s, music-industry executive Joe Smith took it upon himself to interview some of the dozens of musicians with whom he had formed relationships. Now, his conversations with Bo Diddley, David Bowie, Little Richard and many others are available online through the Library of Congress.
Nov 30, 2012 — The bows are tied, the garlands are hung, and the White House is aglow. The decorations were handled with care by volunteers from all over the country, and this week, first lady Michelle Obama showed them off to military families.