Arts http://kttz.org en Book Review: 'Angels Make Their Hope Here' http://kttz.org/post/book-review-angels-make-their-hope-here Alan Cheuse reviews Angels Make Their Hope Here, by Breena Clarke. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:18:00 +0000 Alan Cheuse 48377 at http://kttz.org How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' http://kttz.org/post/how-scientists-created-typhus-vaccine-fantastic-laboratory When Germany invaded the Soviet Union during World War II, Nazi commanders had another worry besides the Red Army. Epidemics of typhus fever, which is transmitted by body lice, killed untold numbers of soldiers and civilians during and after World War I.<p>As World War II raged, typhus reappeared in war-torn areas and in Jewish ghettos, where cramped, harsh conditions were a perfect breeding ground for lice.<p>So the Nazis employed Dr. Rudolf Weigl to produce a typhus vaccine. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:34:00 +0000 editor 48353 at http://kttz.org How Scientists Created A Typhus Vaccine In A 'Fantastic Laboratory' 'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers http://kttz.org/post/audience-measurement-how-networks-and-critics-are-wrestling-numbers If the Television Critics Association press tour of 2014, wrapping up Tuesday and Wednesday with presentations from PBS, has had a catchphrase, it's "audience measurement."<p>Critics heard an extended presentation from Nielsen on the very first day of tour about the company's plans to begin measuring viewership on mobile devices and, more generally, about its scramble to keep up – catch up, really – with the way television works now. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:28:00 +0000 Linda Holmes 48341 at http://kttz.org 'Audience Measurement': How Networks And Critics Are Wrestling With Numbers What 'The Golden Girls' Taught Us About AIDS http://kttz.org/post/what-golden-girls-taught-us-about-aids <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRoKiwmgFkw</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 12:03:00 +0000 BARBARA FLETCHER 48328 at http://kttz.org What 'The Golden Girls' Taught Us About AIDS Book News: Thomas Berger, Author Of 'Little Big Man,' Dies http://kttz.org/post/book-news-thomas-berger-author-little-big-man-dies <em>The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.</em><p><ul><p><li>Thomas Berger, the witty and feverishly prolific author of <em>Little Big Man</em>, died July 13 in Nyack, N.Y., following an illness, his publisher said Monday. He was 89. Although Berger was most famous for <em>Little Big Man, </em>which became a movie starring Dustin Hoffman, he wrote dozens of other books in genres varying from sci-fi to crime to Westerns. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:31:00 +0000 Annalisa Quinn 48326 at http://kttz.org