The Call of the Wild is Jack London's most popular and enduring work. Set in the frozen wilderness of the Yukon, it tells the story of the magnificent dog Buck, who is a loyal family pet until cruel men steal him and make him a pawn in their feverish search for the gold of the Klondike. Brutally beaten into serving as a sled dog, Buck finds the blood of his wolf ancestors rising within him.
Donald Trump ran against himself and won. The Manhattan billionaire who for decades boasted of his playboy lifestyle, stiffed contractors and vendors, hired illegal immigrants, eschewed churchgoing, embraced liberal causes, and counted Hillary and Bill Clinton as friends and allies pulled off one of the most brazen pivots in American history, selling himself to American voters as a populist hero who understood their frustrations and guaranteed a blizzard of wins.
Could playing video games for five minutes make second graders perform better in a math class? New findings published by Yale University researchers say the answer is simple: Yes.
For much of their modern existance, distance-education courses have suffered from an image problem.
"Mike Pence Emerges as Donald Trump’s Evangelist, Emissary and Explainer" is from the September 5, 2016 Politics section of The Washington Post. It was written by Phillip Rucker and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
The day when intelligent, automated cars will ferry many of us around is still a long way off. But even partly automated vehicles, such as Tesla’s Model S, have recently raised questions about their safety and reliability. And amid mounting scrutiny over this technology, German officials are proposing that all new vehicles equipped with autopilot features come with a “black box” akin to the flight recorders found on airplanes
"Chronic Fatigue Syndrome May Be a Human Version of 'Hibernation'" is from the September 6, 2016 Science section of The Washington Post. It was written by Ariana Eunjung Cha and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
Leonard Cohen, a Canadian-born poet, songwriter and singer, whose intensely personal lyrics exploring themes of love, faith, death and philosophical longing made him the ultimate cult artist, and whose enigmatic song “Hallelujah” became a celebratory anthem recorded by hundreds of artists, died Nov. 7. He was 82.
Among the small number of American newspapers that have embraced Donald Trump’s campaign, there is one, in particular, that stands out.
It is called The Crusader—and it is one of the most prominent newspapers of the Ku Klux Klan.
"Teach for America Retools Efforts to Recruit Graduates from Top Colleges" is from the May 31, 2016 National section of The Washington Post. It was written by Emma Brown and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
"How Long Will America Ignore Syria's Suffering?" is from the June 3, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Fareed Zakaria and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
Donald Trump was elected the nation’s 45th president in the stunning culmination of a campaign that defied expectations and conventions at every turn and galvanized legions of aggrieved Americans in a loud repudiation of the status quo.
Allies recoiled. Adversaries rejoiced. And on the day after U.S. voters made Donald Trump the country’s 45th president, the world was left to collectively wonder: What happened to America?
"Fiji, the 'Harlem Globetrotters of Rugby,' Aims to Win Country's First Olympic Medal" is from the August 10, 2016 Sports section of The Washington Post. It was written by Jerry Brewer and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
The election of Donald Trump as president spurred protests in spots around the country, and for some athletes in the NBA and NFL, it was a sobering development they struggled to accept and understand.
Democrats face a profound question right now: What’s the most effective way to oppose the Trump administration and the Republican Congress? How energetic should their opposition be?
FBI Director James B. Comey advised against the Obama administration publicly accusing Russia of hacking political organizations on the grounds that it would make the administration appear unduly partisan too close to the Nov. 8 election, according to officials familiar with the deliberations.
"Tensions Mount between Russia and Ukraine Following 'Terror Incident'" is from the August 22, 2016 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Andrew Roth and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
Turkey is a nation in crisis, scarred by government crackdowns following a failed coup attempt and on a potential collision course with the West. It is also home to a valuable revenue stream for the president-elect’s business empire: Trump Towers Istanbul.
The Economist, a fine British newsmagazine, is rarely wrong, but it was recently in strongly suggesting that the casual disregard for truth that is the very soul of Donald Trump’s campaign is something new under the sun. The technology - tweets and such - certainly is, but his cascade of immense lies certainly is not. I’d like to familiarize the Economist with Adolf Hitler.