Kyle McAuley is a freelance writer and radio producer in New York. As a producing intern at The Takeaway, he works on both breaking news and culture. He is also a Ph.D. candidate in English literature at Rutgers University.
AJ Mass spent three years donning the costume of Mr. Met for baseball games. While someone else will be wearing the suit this weekend when the Mets return to Shea Stadium to take on the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, the experience transcends years.
Jaime Jarrín grew up in Ecuador, a fan of soccer. When he came to the US, he moved to LA — right about the time the Brooklyn Dodgers moved to town. Through perseverance, he got a spot broadcasting the team's games in Spanish — a gig he's held since.
A photo exhibit now lining the halls of UN headquarters in New York shows Syrian victims of torture. It's hard to look at, but US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power says the images are yet more evidence that peace is desperately needed in Syria — and motivation to make sure the Assad regime is toppled.
A new study gives us a new date for the start of the human, or Anthropocene age: 1610. That's when the movement of crops, animals and diseases around the world shows up clearly in the geological record — but it still has some competition.
Minority voters once faced poll taxes, tests and other blatant methods of keeping them away from the polls. But while those methods are gone, political science says voter discrimination is now simply more subtle — and possibly more widespread.
ISIS' self-proclaimed Islamic State is crumbling. With momentum lost and victories in short supply, the terrorist organization has struggled with the most basic responsibilities — like keeping the lights on.
Holidays around the world often revolve around food — think turkey at Thanksgiving or unleavened bread during Passover. In China, food is an important part of the Chinese New Year celebration — but what's on the menu this year is not exactly local.