Code Switch
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Adding Color To 'The Great White Way'

Sharp observations about race, class and gender plus pure passion for the theater: That's what get when you ask a distinguished panel of playwrights whether "The Great White Way" is still too white.
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Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 11:15 am

Sharp observations about race, class and gender plus pure passion for the theater: That's what you get when you ask a distinguished panel of playwrights whether "The Great White Way" is still too white.

Award-winning dramatists David Henry Hwang, Lydia Diamond, Kristoffer Diaz and Bruce Norris are some of America's most critically acclaimed contemporary playwrights. Their work captures the tensions and aspirations of an increasingly diverse America, but they all acknowledged that it was a challenge to bring a more diverse audience to theaters.

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National Security
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

U.S. Launches Media Campaign To Counter ISIS Videos

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 11:36 am

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Middle East
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Syrian Refugees Flood Turkish Border

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 11:15 am

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Afghanistan
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Afghan Presidential Candidates Sign Power-Sharing Agreement

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 11:15 am

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Around the Nation
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Lodging Like A High-End Health Club

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 11:15 am

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Environment
7:46 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Climate Marchers Try To Build Momentum For 2015

Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 11:15 am

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Shots - Health News
5:38 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Terminally Ill, But Constantly Hospitalized

Paula and Ron Faber walk their dog Millie in 2009, between cancer diagnoses.
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Originally published on Sun September 21, 2014 11:15 am

The place: Beth Israel Hospital in Manhattan.

The diagnosis: fast-growing, small-cell lung cancer.

The patient: Paula Faber, unrepentant, life-long smoker.

The choice: treat it aggressively to extend life, but probably not cure the disease, or manage the pain and focus on the quality of life.

It was September 2012 and it was Paula Faber's third cancer in a decade, but she did not hesitate.

"She was going to fight it every inch of the way," says her husband Ron Faber.

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Technology
5:30 am
Sun September 21, 2014

Drivers, Passengers Say Uber App Doesn't Always Yield Best Routes

Some Uber drivers and passengers complain that the app's built-in navigation doesn't give its drivers the best directions.
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There are many things Uber customers love about the service; confusion surrounding the navigation process is not one of them.

Following complaints that Uber drivers didn't know the best routes to customers' destination, the company rolled out a new in-app navigation feature. It allows customers to plug in their destination before entering the car and provides turn-by-turn directions to drivers once the trip begins.

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Technology
6:51 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

In San Diego, A Bootcamp For Data Junkies

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Middle East
6:51 pm
Sat September 20, 2014

Dozens Of ISIS Hostages Freed And Sent To Turkey

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