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University of Iowa

  • News

    August 29, 2013

    The Dark Wall: Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras's Last Ride

    The story of Tim Samaras and the largest tornado ever documented.

  • News

    August 2, 2012

    Barbarians in the Ivory Tower

    America's for-profit colleges offer education only a con man (or a congressman) could love.

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2012

    One Year After Woman Gets Masters In The Beatles, We Hunt Down Most Bizarre College Music Courses

    A year ago today, Mary-Lu Zahalan-Kennedy of Ontario became the first person in the world to earn a master's degree in The Beatles. I'm not quite sure what she's doing now, but I do know she could probably kick anyone's ass in Beatles trivia. This little anniversary of her graduation got me think ... More >>

  • News

    November 4, 2010

    Fifth Ward Saints

    Carlos Honore and his wife Tatum started up a youth football league out of nothing in an area of Houston not much known for opportunity or hope.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Get Lit: Sedaris, by Kevin Kopelson

    Known for his satirical, autobiographical stories, author-performer-playwright David Sedaris has captured the attention of countless readers since his “SantaLand Diaries” first aired on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition in 1992. One of those readers is Kevin Kopelson, a professor at the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003

    ZZ Tops

    Young author ZZ Packer is the real thing (and so is her name)

  • News

    July 17, 1997

    Holistic Touch

    Some ex-patients credit the mind-body therapy of New Age healer JoAnne Mandel with saving their lives. Others say her compassion stopped at the bottom line.

  • News

    January 4, 1996

    Ritalin on Trial

    While some Houston parents fight what they charge is "a river of Ritalin" running through the schools, one father has gone to court to try to prove that, for his son, Ritalin use is Ritalin abuse.

  • News

    April 6, 1995

    The Wendy Card

    Wendy Gramm's all-American success story is a centerpiece of her husband's fledgling presidential bid. But there's more to the story than what's being packaged and sold by the Phil Gramm campaign.

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