Over the weekend, I attended the White House Correspondents Association Dinner as part of the NPR contingent. On Saturday morning, before the party, I went to Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda to visit with some wounded soldiers and marines, and I wrote up my experience here.
Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 12:37 pm
Cheese is a staple of many diets and, let's face it, it makes us happy. But sometimes we worry about the fat and calories it contains. Add this little guilt trip, plus a rise in veganism over the past few years and an increase in reported allergies to milk and soy, and now you've got a ripening market for cheese alternatives.
Few bands ever enjoy the kind of success fun. (yes, it's all lowercase, with a period) has experienced since its ridiculously catchy single "We Are Young" caught fire earlier this year. The song, a wistful but celebratory take on coming of age, was featured on the TV show Glee, appeared in a Super Bowl ad for Chevy and has sold millions of copies, turning the once-obscure indie-pop group into one of the most adored bands of the year.
Originally published on Mon April 30, 2012 10:21 am
With Mitt Romney having all but sewn up the Republican presidential nomination, there is only one task left for restless political junkies and reporters for the next four months: predict Romney's running mate.