When literature makes the headlines these days, it seems to be only bad news: books being declared "obscene" and removed from school library shelves, one expert after another telling us the rise of comic books and novels written in the language of the text message is destroying the English language, studies proving that no one reads anymore anyway... You'd think our literary culture is at a crisis point, and from here our nation will descend into illiteracy and intellectual decrepitude.
Thanks to the bombing campaign now being led by NATO, the Libyan opposition has taken back the territory it had lost to forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in recent weeks.
While the rebels are still a long way from capturing Tripoli, the Libyan capital — or taking control of the entire country — many Western observers believe that Gadhafi's eventual defeat is the most likely outcome.
The parents of a woman killed in New York are suing Facebook, after a paramedic took pictures of their daughter's corpse and posted them on the social networking site.
CBS News reports that on the second anniversary of Caroline Wimmer's murder, her parents say they are still trying to get by a day at a time. Wimmer was strangled to death on Staten Island and emergency medical technician Mark Musarella, who responded to the scene, took a picture with his cellphone and posted it on Facebook.