Arts, Culture & Media

Sue Grafton, A to Z

Sue Grafton grew up pulling noir crime fiction off her father's shelves in their Louisville home. But it wasn't until she was in her 40s, already a published novelist and Hollywood screenwriter, that she tried her hand at the genre.

Dull, Boring set to become sister cities

Two small towns, one in Oregon the other in Scotland, are considering becoming sister cities. They're not exactly linked by trade, nor are they culturally significant. It's really the towns' names that have the two communities considering linking up.


The Smallest Clean Up Crew

The search is on for the best way to remove oil from the Gulf of Mexico. Bacteria that live in the ocean are effective at clean-up, but some companies are developing "super bacteria" to try to speed up the process.