It appears to be all over for the Borders bookselling chain. The company will be liquidated – meaning sold off in pieces – and almost 11,000 employees will lose their jobs. The chain's 400 remaining stores will close their doors by the end of September.
The retailer's first bookstore opened in Ann Arbor, Michigan 40 years ago. Along with competitor Barnes and Noble, Borders pioneered the book megastore business. But Borders made some critical missteps over the years that cost it the business.
The Low Anthem's markedly pleasant tunes contain some of the sweetest sounds in modern Americana. The band's music features husky vocals, poetic lyrics, rich harmonies, even some heavy blues guitar. In concert, the group has been known to forgo PA systems and amplification in order to blend with its surroundings.
Hear three songs from the Rhode Island foursome recorded live at Philadelphia's Kimmel Center, as well as an interview with founding members Ben Knox Miller and Jeffrey Prystowsky.
We've all seen strange reactions to the abstract pieces of art. Think about how many times you've heard, "I could do that in an afternoon," to a Jackson Pollack or a "really someone paid for that?" to a Marc Rothko.
The Justice Department has charged an American citizen with acting as an agent for Pakistan, NPR's Carrie Johnson reports. Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai of Fairfax, Va., is specifically accused of lobbying members of Congress in a bid to influence U.S. policy in the dispute with India over Kashmir, without properly registering his activities.
Fai, 62, allegedly accepted more than $4 million over the past two decades from straw donors working on behalf of Pakistani intelligence services. He was arrested this morning, the Justice Department says.