Calls for international intervention in Libya have forced the United Nations to take up the issue. Talks have focused on creating a no-fly zone over the country in an effort to neutralize Moammar Gadhafi's air power advantage.
Ambassador Susan Rice, the United States representative at the United Nations, tells Melissa Block on All Things Considered that "it's too soon to know" if a resolution to impose a no-fly zone could pass in the U.N.
Once upon a time, being a "diehard fan" meant buying a band's album, show ticket, T-shirt, limited edition signed LP — anything your earnings would allow. Today the term can have a very different meaning. You can be a "diehard" by blogging about everything the band puts out, posting links to your Facebook wall, re-Tweeting the band's messages, and commenting on its Soundcloud page, all without paying a dime.
Fran Ross' Oreo is one of the funniest books I've ever read, but I've never quoted it. To do so, I would have to put quotations before the first page and then again at the last. Instead, I just use the words so many others who have been privileged to encounter Oreo use to describe it: hilarious, uproarious, insane. But these adjectives don't do it justice either. To convey Oreo's humor effectively, I would have to use the comedic graphs, menus and quizzes Ross uses in the novel.