Headlines on 2019-01-31

  • On Gardening: Heuchera reaching unparalleled beauty for containers and landscape

    If you have found yourself down on heuchera or coral bells then I would like to urge you to give them a new cool season shot. All heuchera species are native to the United States but many of us judge the plant's performance in July's hot, summer sun, which is definitely not their friend; they are really more acclimated to a shady or filtered light.

  • Bill Plaschke: Wide-eyed Rams acting like they haven’t been here before

    Early in the biggest week of the biggest game of their lives, the unsettling notion became humanly clear. The Rams' biggest obstacle to winning Super Bowl LIII could be the Super Bowl itself.

  • Rep. Aguilar Likes The Tone So Far Of Bipartisan Border Security Talks

    Steve Inskeep talks to Democratic Rep. Pete Aguilar of California, who is on the panel negotiating a border security deal the president will support. NPR's Domenico Montanaro weighs in on the issue.

  • 'We Find A Way To Dance': Inspired By New Orleans, DAWN Reconstructs Beauty From Ruin

    Dawn Richard gained fame as a member of R&B group Danity Kane just as her hometown was recovering from Hurricane Katrina. Now a solo artist, she explores her New Orleans roots on a new album.

  • In Defense of Serenity

    If there’s anything that you might already know about the new Matthew McConaughey movie Serenity, it’s that it contains a big twist. And if there’s anything you know about the big critics’ reviews, it’s that they are negative and full of spoilers. The New Yorker’s Richard Brody wrote in his pan that “[t]here’s almost nothing of consequence to discuss in Serenity that isn’t a spoiler, but there’s almost nothing in it that’s not spoiled in advance.” But if you like seeing authentically unusual...

    The New Republic
  • Gov. J.B. Pritzker names new heads for agencies beleaguered by veterans' deaths in Quincy

    Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Thursday appointed new heads for two state agencies that came under scrutiny during the previous administration for their handling of a deadly outbreak of Legionnaire’s disease at a veterans home in downstate Quincy. Pritzker appointed the medical director of the Cook County