The group Dream for Darfur is trying to save lives in Darfur, Sudan by branding the Beijing Games as the "Genocide Olympics." Dream for Darfur’s executive director Jill Savitt talks about taking on the Olympic brand.
Despite the modern Olympics rhetoric about peace through sport, its history is rife with politics and protest. Olympic historian David Wallechinsky explains how the Games became a contest for attention.
Think the 2nd Amendment provides individuals legal protection for the ‘right to bear arms’? You’re not alone, but for decades Supreme Court opinion has run to the contrary. Slate's legal analyst Dahlia Lithwick explains why the High Court and the public haven’t been on the ...
The Project for Excellence in Journalism released its annual State of the News Media report and the state of the news is strong. There is an audience! Of course, the business model could use some work.
ESPN has grown into the biggest force in sports broadcasting. But John Ourand, a reporter with the Sports Business Journal, says other networks, the various sports leagues, and even advertisers believe that ESPN, in fact, does more harm than good.
Bhutan held its first-ever parliamentary elections this week - on orders to democratize by the King. Andrea Bernstein, political director of WNYC, traveled to the Himalayan nation to train journalists unschooled in the art of political reporting.