museumuesum:

Mishka Henner

Bliss, 2011

Duratran prints in lightbox, 50 x 66 cm each

News presenters, experts and correspondents across US news networks frozen in a state of slumber.

I spy Margaret Warner!

newshour:

In 2001, 15-year-old Andy Williams opened fire at his high school, killing two classmates and wounding 13. What drove Williams to commit such an act?

Science correspondent Miles O’ Brien spoke with Williams and his father to gain insight into the mind of a rampage killer. Watch the interviews here

newshour:

Palestinian girls run away after an Israeli air strike on a house in the northern Gaza Strip on Nov. 18. Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters.
In Gaza, there are no sirens, no warnings and no bomb shelters. “We put plastic on the glass so that if it’s shattered during an air strike we won’t get hurt,” 35-year-old Marwa Bahar relays by telephone. “We run out to get supplies — bread, gasoline for generators and water — whenever we can. During bombing it’s safer in the apartment stairwell but nowhere is really safe.”
A colleague told me about the Almadhun family — four of the five family members are deaf. There’s no electricity in Gaza so they have no way of receiving television cues or audio warnings of any sort when air and naval strikes are ongoing.
“We also stay together. My sister lives on the 10th floor and now she has move into our place on the second floor,” added Bahar. “If people live in different parts of the city, they stay together in one place. It helps with support. If anything, this situation makes people more committed to Hamas.”
His face smeared with soot and white dust coating his black T-shirt , 30-year-old Ahmed Saleh stands atop the rubble that had been his home a day before.
“It was morning and we were sleeping. The walls collapsed. We didn’t understand what was happening and we couldn’t find the children. We had to dig them out. They were buried underneath the rubble.”
The irony is that as European, U.N., U.S., Egyptian and Arab League leaders work overtime to hammer out a ceasefire deal, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Israel continue pounding each other. And the death toll is mounting in Gaza.

newshour:

Palestinian girls run away after an Israeli air strike on a house in the northern Gaza Strip on Nov. 18. Photo by Mohammed Salem/Reuters.

In Gaza, there are no sirens, no warnings and no bomb shelters. “We put plastic on the glass so that if it’s shattered during an air strike we won’t get hurt,” 35-year-old Marwa Bahar relays by telephone. “We run out to get supplies — bread, gasoline for generators and water — whenever we can. During bombing it’s safer in the apartment stairwell but nowhere is really safe.”

A colleague told me about the Almadhun family — four of the five family members are deaf. There’s no electricity in Gaza so they have no way of receiving television cues or audio warnings of any sort when air and naval strikes are ongoing.

“We also stay together. My sister lives on the 10th floor and now she has move into our place on the second floor,” added Bahar. “If people live in different parts of the city, they stay together in one place. It helps with support. If anything, this situation makes people more committed to Hamas.”

His face smeared with soot and white dust coating his black T-shirt , 30-year-old Ahmed Saleh stands atop the rubble that had been his home a day before.

“It was morning and we were sleeping. The walls collapsed. We didn’t understand what was happening and we couldn’t find the children. We had to dig them out. They were buried underneath the rubble.”

The irony is that as European, U.N., U.S., Egyptian and Arab League leaders work overtime to hammer out a ceasefire deal, Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Israel continue pounding each other. And the death toll is mounting in Gaza.


UGH David Brooks is on PBS’s DNC coverage

GROSS

Just took a really really long survey for PBS (about the Newshour)

My comment in the “needs improvement” text box: 

The weekly Brooks/Shields analysis is my least favorite thing about The Newshour, and I always turn the news off when that comes on. Their discussion adds nothing to my understanding of current events. I’d much prefer more original coverage/news stories in that time.

Also, I listed A LOT of news Tumblrs as my sources for news.  Because I do get most of my news updates from media on Tumblr!

newshour:

Watch it go down at 6 p.m. ET (live stream here) as we discuss why there was no Pulitzer winner for fiction this year. 
(More on other winners here)

I look forward to this!

newshour:

Watch it go down at 6 p.m. ET (live stream here) as we discuss why there was no Pulitzer winner for fiction this year. 

(More on other winners here)

I look forward to this!

newshour:

New research shows kids who play football take hits to the head just as hard as any high school, college or NFL player.

Because they lack the protective neck and chest muscles of older players, young players are kind of like bobblehead dolls - the acceleration of each hit is greatly exaggerated. 

Watch Stone Phillips report on the findings. He also joins us for a live chat tomorrow at 12 p.m. ET.

Stone Phillips is reporting for the Newshour now? Okay then.