Neil Patrick Harris’ new memoir describes the surprising twists and turns of his life and career, from becoming a child actor to starring in two hit TV shows to winning a Tony. But Harris wrote his memoir, Choose Your Own Autobiography, in an unconventional way: The book is based on the “Choose Your Own Adventure” series in which young readers decide which plot to follow.
"I’ve sat here and talked … about all the weird, different things that I’ve gotten to do in my life," he tells Fresh Air's Terry Gross, “and I thought, rather than have a book that tries to find a common thread between all of these events, [the book] essentially allows you to be me and choose your own version of my autobiography.”
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Check out our yearlong investigation that shows how much natural gas is going to waste in the Eagle Ford Shale as gas flares spread by the thousands across South Texas:
"Oil and gas companies rushing to drill in the Eagle Ford Shale since 2009 have burned and wasted billions of cubic feet of natural gas — enough to meet the needs for an entire year of every San Antonio-area household that relies on the fossil fuel."
Numerous media outlets and citizen journalists have reported excessive use of force by police toward those protesting the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen who was killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., Saturday, Aug. 9.
Wednesday evening, two reporters were arrested while covering the third day of protests. Wesley Lowery of the Washington Post (and ONA14 presenter) details how he was instructed to stop filming police officers and was slammed into a soda machine while he was being arrested. Ryan Reilly of the Huffington Post said police purposefully shoved his head against the glass of the building. They have both been released.
To follow the ongoing situation in Ferguson:
- Garance Franke-Ruta’s Twitter list on Ferguson (31 members)
- Kristen Hare’s Twitter list of St. Louis journalists covering the shooting of Michael Brown (82 members)
- Circa’s Twitter list on Ferguson (34 members)
- The St. Louis Dispatch has extensive coverage of Ferguson and is curating tweets.
- Antonio French, Alderman of the 21st Ward, has been shooting photos and videos from the scene.
Photos via Jamelle Bouie on Twitter. Front page of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch from Aug. 14, 2014 via Newseum.
Starring Texas lawmakers and regulators tied to the Payday Loan industry. Good times.
Cool sunset tonight. on Flickr.
Pretty awesome sight near the Tower of the Americas.
For the first time in a quarter century, a new skyscraper could be built in downtown San Antonio.