Daniel talks with Nicole Georges, author of the graphic memoir, "Calling Dr. Laura." Daniel is unfamiliar with the genre, and Nicole tells him about other acclaimed graphic memoirs, such as Art Spiegelman's "Maus" and Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home." Nicole also talks about the writing process and the lessons she's learned from her mistakes. http://nicolegeorges.com
Ben reads Stanley Kunitz's "The Layers" for this week's Poem of the Week.
And, in this week's Poetic License, Daniel takes a page from Nicole Georges and shares a selection from his memoir (which is still a work in progress).
Four rockets hit areas of Beirut, Lebanon that are controlled by Hezbollah on Sunday. The attacks came hours after the leader of the militant group, Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, vowed to continue its fight to keep Syrian president Bashar Assad in power.
As the AP reports, Lebanon and Syria have a similar sectarian divide. The wire service reports:
In the '60s, many of the women on television were cute, a little silly and married. A couple shows even featured women who were sweetly supernatural — think Bewitched and I Dream of Jeannie. Mary Richards, though, was single, sassy and filled with joy. She was practically magic to a new generation of women.
The beloved Mary Tyler Moore Show went on the air in 1970, and now, more than four decades years later, it's still a source of inspiration.
Japan's All Nippon Airways put its fleet of Boeing 787s back in service Sunday. If you remember, the Dreamliners were grounded for four months after two separate airplanes had issues with their batteries overheating.
The BBC reports that the first Dreamliner flight landed at Tokyo's Haneda airport after a short flight from Sapporo today. The BBC adds:
In the sixties, many of the women on television were cute, a little silly, and married. Mary Richards, though, was single, sassy, and filled with joy. A new book about the Mary Tyler Moore Show focuses on the women behind the scenes of the show that's still inspiring women today.