Guy Raz, talks with Alexander Nazaryan about his rant in Salon.com, excoriating the American literary world. He explains that Americans don't deserve a Nobel Prize because their work is too interior. Nazaryan is on the editorial board of The New York Daily News.
Across the world, admirers of Apple Computers are constructing impromptu shrines outside Apple Stores. Guy Raz hears from people in Santa Monica, Calif., and Washington, D.C., about what Apple means to them.
<p>With its jump to the Big 12 conference, Texas Christian University continues a game of musical chairs in college sports.</p>
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With college sports conferences realigning themselves as if they were inspired by the Human Centipede horror films, another twist has emerged today, with Texas Christian University opting to leave the Big East — a conference it had not yet formally joined — in favor of the Big 12.
The move is sure to unsettle the Big East, which has already lost Syracuse and Pittsburgh to the Atlantic Coast Conference. There are also rumblings that the University of Connecticut is interested in leaving for the ACC, as well.
In an effort to draw attention to the importance of cyber security and to increase awareness of online threats, Gov. Steve Beshear has designated October as “Cyber Security Awareness Month in Kentucky.” “The internet is an incredible tool used for business, entertainment and education in our daily lives, but we must also take precautions to protect ourselves and our networks from the dangers associated with cyber crime,” Beshear said in a press release. “Maintaining cyber security is a shared responsibility in which we all play a critical role. Increased awareness will improve the security of Kentucky’s information infrastructure.”
The state Transportation Cabinet has asked its geotechnical branch to look at the site of a fallen boulder that caused a two-vehicle crash Tuesday night in Garrard County. The huge rock fell from a cliff onto the southbound lane of U.S. 27 just south of the bridge that spans the Kentucky River between Garrard and Jessamine counties.
The federal appeals court in Cincinnati has been asked to rule on an issue which could affect hundreds of students wanting to play sports at private high schools across Kentucky. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard oral arguments Wednesday on the constitutionality of a Kentucky High School Athletic Association rule that sets limits on academic scholarships. The plaintiffs, Richard and Nancy Evans, who sued on behalf of their daughter, say the rule discriminates on the basis of religion.
Kentucky State Police are warning of a phone scam now active in Knox County. KSP Det. Jason York is investigating the scam, which seems to target elderly people, as well as others. Three of the scams involve a male caller who often identifies himself as "Mr. Clark", who tells people that he is representing Publisher's Clearing House or another well-known sweepstakes.
<p>Thom Yorke at Radiohead's Sept. 28 concert at Roseland Ballroom in New York.</p>
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Radiohead's first hit, "Creep," was everywhere in 1993. The band could have reacted as many other modern-rock acts did in the '90s: by repeating the same old sound, album after album, before fading into the background. Instead, the group made each record a reinvention, from the spare and haunting Kid A to In Rainbows, which sounded, well, sexy. It's all helped make Radiohead one of the most inventive and important bands in the world.