A crowd previews a selection of art from the Reclamation Project, which has reused debris from the tornado in Joplin, Miss.
Credit Leedy-Voulkos Art Center
A child's wooden chair was recovered in the wreckage and entwined with a tree-shaped limb and copper to show a rebirth, by artist Matthew Dehaemers.
Pieces of twisted metal and scrap wood left behind by a massive tornado that tore through Joplin, Miss., are now sitting in a gallery in Kansas City. The sculptures and paintings from the wreckage are to be sold at auction Saturday.
Ann Leach is a grief counselor who has lived in Joplin for 14 years. She's one of the survivors of the May tornado, which left 159 people dead. When the tornado struck, Leach was protected by a slab of sheet rock that fell on top of her, forming a protective barrier.
Dominican-American rapper Maluca is among Alt.Latino's picks for the best new Latin alternative music.
Summer is almost over, but the good news is that there's plenty of amazing music to look forward to this fall. Felix Contreras and Jasmine Garsd, hosts of NPR Music's Alt.Latino, join Weekend Edition Sunday this week to talk about some of their favorite new and upcoming Latin alternative music.
When Jack Layton, the head of Canada's New Democratic Party, campaigned last spring, he limped and leaned on a walking stick. He had been through cancer treatments and hip replacement surgery.
The stick and limp could have been seen as symbols of frailty. But Mr. Layton's vigor and good humor turned them into emblems of scrappiness and sincerity. Mr. Layton's New Democrats won 103 seats in Parliament, and became Canada's official opposition party for the first time in that party's history.
Originally published on Fri August 26, 2011 4:17 pm
Irene is already causing travel headaches: Airlines have cancelled 2,400 flights so far. As it works up its way through the East Coast of the United States, Bloomberg reports, it is forecast to move through busiest airspace in the country.
That means: Delta has cancelled 1,300 flights; Jet Blue will drop 75 percent of its weekend trips; American Airlines is planning to scrap 265 flights.
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner arrives at Tokyo's Haneda airport as fire engines spray it with water during a test flight.
Three years behind schedule and several billion dollars over budget, Boeing's 787 Dreamliner is finally set for its first commercial flight. The Federal Aviation Administration gave the plane its OK and Boeing will make its first delivery in September.