Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

Associated Press/Photo by Charlie Riedel

How we will remember the Sochi Olympics

2014 Winter Olympics
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/24/14, 12:00 pm

The giant, Gummi-esque bear that served as the Sochi games mascot has shed a tear and blown out the flaming cauldron, signaling the end of the 2014 Winter Olympics. The United States came in fourth in the gold medal count and second overall, losing the bragging rights it won in Vancouver with its record-setting 37 medals. Russia beat the rest of the world with 33 total medals, 13 of which were gold.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Carlos Osorio

Midday Roundup: Detroit sacrifices pensions, saves art collection

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/21/14, 01:40 pm

Debt ceiling. Detroit submitted its plan today to get out from under $18 billion in debt. Not surprisingly, city pensioners will face cuts of 34 percent for general retirees and 10 percent for police and firefighters,USA Today reported. The city does not plan to sell hundreds of millions of dollars of art it owns. Instead, it will use state funds and private donations to cover costs in lieu of liquidating the masterpieces.

Read more

Associated Press/Photo by Susan Walsh, file

The Obama administration's newsroom invasion

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 2/21/14, 01:20 pm

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has quietly been preparing an invasion of American newsrooms. The plan to inspect the media’s story selection process gained notoriety this week when an FCC commissioner wrote an op-ed column criticizing the plan in The Wall Street Journal

Read more