In the tiny Iowa farm town of Atalissa, dozens of men, all with intellectual disabilities and all from Texas, lived in an old schoolhouse. Before dawn each morning, they were bussed to a nearby processing plant, where they eviscerated turkeys in return for food, lodging, and $65 a month. They lived in near servitude for more than 30 years, enduring increasing neglect, exploitation, and physical and emotional abuse.
"Our Brothers' Keepers?"
On April 18, 1981, a ball game sprang eternal. What began as a modestly attended minor-league game between the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Rochester Red Wings became not only the longest ever played in baseball history, but something else entirely. The first pitch was thrown after dusk on Holy Saturday, and for the next eight hours the night seemed to suspend its participants between their collective pasts and futures, between their collective sorrows and joys....
"If This Were Fiction . . ."
"An Alt-Right Makeover Shrouds the Swastikas" is from the December 10, 2016 United States section of The New York Times. It was written by Serge F. Kovaleski, Julie Turkewitz, Joseph Goldstein and Dan Barry and narrated by Sam Scholl.
"A Town Bustles to Prepare a Refugee Home, Furnished With Joy" is from the December 24, 2016 World section of The New York Times. It was written by Dan Barry and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.
They knew it was coming, of course. But they did not quite believe it, even after watching a broadcast of the signing from their cramped offices. Not until reading the text did they fully accept that their humanitarian work had been halted by executive order of the president of the United States.
"A Resettlement Mission Upended by the Sweep of a President’s Pen" is from the February 05, 2017 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Dan Barry and narrated by Kristi Burns.
Not to worry: As far as anyone knows, the president’s assertion is akin to saying that millions of unicorns also voted illegally.
But such a baseless statement by a president challenged the news media to find the precise words to describe it. This will be a recurring challenge, given Trump’s habit of speaking in sales-pitch hyperbole and his tendency to deride any less-than-flattering report as “fake news.”
"Inquiry Finds Nepotism and Widespread Disorder at New York Athletic Commission" is from the July 25, 2016 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Dan Barry and narrated by Kristi Burns.
"'Always Agitated': Omar Mateen's Path from Troubled Child to Aggrieved Killer" is from the June 18, 2016 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Dan Barry, Serge F. Kovaleski, Alan Blinder and Mujib Mashal and narrated by Paul Ryden.
"A Heated Linguistic Debate: What Makes 'Redskins' a Slur?" is from the May 21, 2016 Sports section of The New York Times. It was written by Dan Barry and narrated by Paul Ryden.
The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books began in 1996 with a simple goal: to bring together the people who create books with the people who love to read them. The festival was an immediate success and has become the largest and most prestigious book festival in the country, attracting more than 130,000 book lovers each year.
As a tiny minority of America's population, most members of the LGBT community spend most of their time in mostly heterosexual spaces.
Life coach Will "Personal Power" Arnett presents "Tourettes Without Regrets," an eclectic underground performance art show created by Jamie DeWolf. Buckle up for the dirtiest haikus, freshest stand up comedy and most compliment-filled rap battles you've ever heard.