If you're a news junkie and you look close at the fans atop Fenway Park's Green Monster on Saturday evening after the Red Sox' David Ortiz smacked his 300th career home run, you might spot a familiar face. (Video here.)
It seems that the guy who caught the ball was CNN's John King.
It's not a story infrequently told, but it never fails to catch my eye: the trials and tribulations of working the obituary beat. Susan McCarty works the death desk at a regional paper in Iowa, where, as most everywhere, the job "is the journalistic equivalent of starting in the mailroom, complete with tiny humiliations and tiny paychecks."
Continuing our series on classical music and kids, composer Nico Muhly argues that the experience that taught him most about the intersection between emotion, action and music was playing Nintendo. Did specific music hold you enthralled as a young gamer? Tell us about it in the comments section below.