Characters whose lives are altered by their inability to grasp the whole picture link three of this fall's most highly praised novels – although that's about the only thing they have in common. In one, a young mother goes to extraordinary lengths to protect her son; in another, an English couple go on vacation and find themselves in way over their heads; while in the third, a writer mourns the loss of a desk that has passed through many hands.
DirecTV has dropped 26 channels for nearly 20 million subscribers, who have lost access to Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, and other networks owned by Viacom, as financial negotiations between the two parties reached an impasse Tuesday. Viacom said DirecTV dropped the channels without any warning, while DirecTV countered that its hand was forced by Viacom.
Robert Griffin III beat out preseason favorite Andrew Luck from Stanford on Saturday night, becoming the first Baylor player to take home college football's most famous trophy.