Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 12:17 pm
Today, like every Sunday in the fall, millions of Americans are tuning in to watch some of the country's most popular sport: football.
And for several million of them, your regular ol' football game isn't fast-paced enough: They're tuning in to NFL RedZone.
NFL RedZone is the frenetic channel run by the NFL Network that, for seven hours straight, switches between football games in an endeavor to show every single score of as many as 12 simultaneous games.
Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 12:59 pm
Writer and illustrator Cece Bell has been creating children's books for over a decade, but in her latest, she finally turns to her own story — about growing up hearing-impaired, after meningitis left her "severely to profoundly deaf" at the age of 4.
The book, a mix of memoir, graphic novel and children's book, is called El Deafo. It's a funny, unsentimental tale that follows Cece from age 4 through elementary school, as she transforms from mild-mannered little girl into full-fledged superhero — the "El Deafo" of the title.
Originally published on Mon December 15, 2014 12:27 pm
Race is at the forefront of the current debate over the police use of deadly force. But one shooting in Wisconsin highlights another factor at play when police shoot civilians — the lack of outside investigation. And the decade-old death has led to real reform in the state.