Robertson: Professor brings world of experience
By the time Syrian President Bashar Assad began talking about his favorite falafel stands in Damascus, Don Belt was looking for a way out. The chief foreign affairs correspondent for National Geographic at the time, Belt was in Syria in 2009 working on a story about the country’s complex role in reshaping the Middle East. Read more.
Q&A with author of ‘The Circle’
Dave Eggers has been a literary celebrity since his bold debut book, the memoir “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,” was published in 2000 to widespread critical admiration. Read more.
Student advancing on ‘Idol’ quest
Joi Hamm, Virginia Commonwealth University student and a specialist in the U.S. Army, auditioned for the second round of tryouts for “American Idol” on Monday, Aug. 11, in Kansas City, Missouri. Read more.
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