It's literary awards season. The Nobel, the National Book Awards shortlists, and the Man Booker Prize were all recently announced. Author Jason Sheehan recommends some reading on all this reading.
Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian national, died of Ebola in an American hospital. But white American patients have survived. Some Liberians believe racism is the reason for Duncan's demise.
The art of letter writing is also an act of preserving history. The correspondences gathered in the book Letters Of Note tell stories of delight, hope and loss and the nature of human connection.
Debates about the role of women in the technology workforce and in gaming are swirling over two notable stories this week.
The Free Syrian Army has been outgunned in the country's multi-sided civil war. But they say they have fighting experience, and if the U.S. provides arms and training they could play a key role.
They beat the deadly virus, but transportation back home is hard to come by. So they're living in an abandoned hospital ward, hoping someday to resume the life they had before Ebola struck.
Fears of Ebola not always justified have caused organizers in Africa and the United States to cancel or reschedule events they worry may lead to spread of the disease.
In the British island territory, Gonzalo has wiped out power to roughly half of the island's 70,000 inhabitants.
You've heard of recycling and upcycling, now there's boocycling making first-rate costumes from second-hand stuff.
Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr spoke out on behalf of Saudi Shia demonstrating against government discrimination in 2011 and 2012. Protesters promise more unrest if Nimr is killed.