Nearly smothered beneath piles of gift catalogs, nearly drowned in a sea of elevator-music Christmas carols, there burns a persistent secret flame.
Every year Dispatches From The Edge gives awards to news stories and newsmakers that fall under the category of "Are you serious?" Here are the awards for 2013.
Television series, as of late, have taken risks, made leaps in creative writing, and even moved beyond cable TV.
From "drought" to "gap" to "Madiba" to "affluenza": a year of powerful voices and mixed messages.
A couple of weddings, a few marches, sangria and football in snow: looking forward to new adventures in 2014.
One year ago we all were stunned by the horrific event at a little elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.
Mandela was greeted by a standing ovation. Members of the Congressional Black Caucus erupted in cheers to welcome this great freedom fighter.
In the spirit of Nelson Mandela, President Obama stopped and shook the hand of Cuban President Raul Castro at the memorial to Mandela in South Africa.
There are any number of obstacles that could trip up the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the "P5+1," but the right to "enrich" nuclear fuel should not be one of them.
With the death of Nelson Mandela, an era has come to an end.