The New York Times

Amy Harmon covers science and society for the New York Times.
Kelly Moffitt | St. Louis Public Radio

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Amy Harmon has been a national correspondent for The New York Times, covering the intersection of science and society, since 1997. On Thursday, she joined St. Louis on the Air to discuss the divide between public opinion and scientific data. She will address audiences on similar subject matter at the Danforth Plant Science Center on Thursday evening as well. We can’t think of a more important time to talk to someone so invested in the science community, as...

(Wake Forest University)

If there’s one thing I hate to do as a writer is repeat myself. I don’t like to say the same thing over and over again. But sometimes, stories are so compelling and just don’t seem to die. So, I find that I have to retread familiar ground just a little bit. This time, it’s women in corporate America. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose For those who have forgotten our high school French, that handy phrase translates to: "The more things change, the more they stay the same." That is how I...

(via Carnegie Hall/Steve J. Sherman)

A local groups out-of-town performance has garnered some national recognition. The St. Louis Symphonys performance at Carnegie Hall in New York this past Saturday was featured in The New York Times and given a rave review. The performance reviewed was of Thomas Adès violin concerto, Concentric Paths with Leila Josefowicz as the featured soloist. The Times Zachary Woolfe wrote: The orchestras clear, transparent textures emphasized the works debt to the Baroque, and Ms. Josefowiczs reedy tone...

U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is coming under fire after a report in the New York Times accuses her of working against bringing the Democratic National Convention to the state. The report quoted an anonymous source in the White House as saying that McCaskill was privately against the city of St. Louis’ bid because it could hurt her re-election efforts. She says that’s not true: “I had personal conversations with all of the decision-makers on this, telling them how much this meant...