Call it "disintermediation" or "cultural fragmentation," but American culture is sliced up in so many ways that what's popular with one group can go virtually unnoticed by another. NPR's Fractured Culture series explores how we came to live in "a culture of many cultures."
At this moment, there is one YouTube celebrity with more subscribers than anyone else. It's not Lady Gaga. It's not Justin Bieber, either.
The wayward winged predator had been stuck since last week in the Main Reading Room of the Library of Congress. Today it was captured and sent for a rehab stint with the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia.
The capture occurred at 8:30 a.m. ET and took about 25 minutes.
In a move that may cause restaurant sandwich makers to get jittery whenever they see him coming, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) has filed a $150,000 lawsuit against the operator of a House of Representatives cafeteria, accusing it of causing him to injure himself when he bit into a sandwich wrap containing a rogue olive pit.
Growing up in Philadelphia, Bilal Oliver (better known as Bilal) lived in a world full of church music, soul and jazz. Taking his passion to New York, he performed frequently at night clubs, eventually forming strong relationships with artists such as Common, The Roots, Q-Tip and J Dilla.