Katherine Bowen

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The Beatles' Defining Moment (Hint: It's Not 'Sgt. Pepper')

Author Colin Fleming is an avowed Beatles superfan, but he has one deeply held opinion about the band that other fans might find heretical. In an essay in this month's issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>, Fleming argues that the Fab Four's most emblematic, "Beatle-esque" year was 1963, before they'd even made it …

Privacy Past And Present: A Saga Of American Ambivalence

America's privacy concerns go back to the origins of the country itself. And in the wake ofrevelations about the National Security Agency's surveillance activities, polls show the country has mixed feelings; Fox News, CBS News and Gallup all find that more than half of all Americans don't approve …

To Find Out How The Health Law Affects You, Ask The President

Call it the Affordable Care Act, call it Obamacare, call it whatever you want — it's coming. And soon. In less than four months people without health insurance will be able to start signing up for coverage that begins Jan. 1.<p>A lot has been said about the law, most of it not that understandable. So …

Smartphones Help Bridge Gaps In Electronic Medical Records

Hospitals, doctors and Medicare are making it easier for people to have access to their own health records. Some app developers have even created ways to have health information available even on a smartphone.<p>Transcript<p>DAVID GREENE, HOST:<p>Let's look now at another change in health care, and this one …

Wired: Come Hear New Music That Uses The Manhattan Bridge

June 21st has come to be one of our very favorite days on the calendar. It's not just the first day of summer (though there is that). It's also time for Make Music New York, which presents about 1,000 — yes, <i>1,000</i> — free outdoor concerts across the city in a single day.<p>Last year, we commissioned …

When Sibling Fights Go Beyond Harmless Kid Stuff

I'll never forget the time my big brother sank his fork in the back of my hand after I snitched food off his plate.<p>But all siblings fight, right? So I was more than a little skeptical of a study saying that sibling aggression can cause serious mental health problems like depression and anxiety.<p>I …

The Human Voice May Not Spark Pleasure In Children With Autism

The human voice appears to trigger pleasure circuits in the brains of typical kids, but not children with autism, a Stanford University team reports. The finding could explain why many children with autism seem indifferent to spoken words.<p>The Stanford team used functional MRI to compare the brains …

Navy Football Players To Be Charged In Sex Assault Case

Three U.S. Naval Academy football players will face charges in the alleged rape of a female midshipman in 2012, according to reports. Officials at the school, which is governed by military law, say they will send the case to Article 32 proceedings, which could then lead to a court-martial. A date …

7 Reasons To Switch To Firefox, The Browser With A Conscience

Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.<p>“You probably spend more time in your browser than in bed,” Johnathan Nightingale, VP of Firefox Engineering, said recently. And he’s right: spending lots of time on the Internet is our reality — guilty as charged. …

MIT’s new automated ‘life coach’ can help you ace job interviews (video)

In the spirit of Father’s Day, I’m guessing everyone has probably heard the phrase “it’s not what you say; it’s how you say it.” Well, MIT is actually applying that concept to a new automated program that rates your body language as you talk to someone.<p>Shown in the video embedded below, MIT’s My …

State Official Relieved From Duty After Writing Poem About the Benghazi Attack

It should be refreshing to see that even in 2013, poetry still has the power to shake things up. However, this revelation may have cost State …

The Start-of-Summer Movie List: 10 Must Sees

Wondering what to do with yourself at this moment as springtime makes its way to summer? If you’re looking for a little balance to your barbecue, a …

Why the BBC is Celebrating 200 Years of Pride and Prejudice with a P.D. James Adaptation

The past few years have seen a series of bicentennial anniversaries of Jane Austen’s major works, and 2013’s milestone is a big one: It’s been two …

Behind the scenes with Benjamin Britten in Aldeburgh

Archive footage shows Benjamin Britten rehearsing for a 1967 festival in the town of Aldeburgh, where he lived and died - and which inspired his works.<p>During a year of global celebrations for the composer Benjamin Britten’s centenary - with performances of his works taking place in St Petersburg, …

Is Wagner’s Nazi stigma fair?

The world is celebrating 200 years since the birth of Richard Wagner – but not Israel, where his music is taboo. Is it fair that Wagner’s works are tainted by his anti-Semitism and the Nazis’ enthusiasm for them?<p>“Egoism, overweening ambition, opportunism, deceit, spite, jealousy, arrogance, …

Stravinsky’s ballet: 100 years on

Stravinsky’s ballet sparked a riot at its Paris premiere in 1913. One hundred years on, Clemency Burton-Hill asks: why exactly were audiences so scandalised?<p>“It’s terrifying!” whispered Claude Debussy, apparently with a “sad, anxious” expression on his face. “I don’t understand it!”<p>Debussy was not …

A curious person’s guide to Britten

To celebrate 100 years since the composer’s birth, Clemency Burton-Hill recommends the best way for a casual listener to discover the magic of Britten’s music.<p>2013 has brought forth an embarrassment of riches when it comes to musical anniversaries. As well as the bicentenaries of Wagner and Verdi, …

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