What You Missed: Grammys, Michael Flynn, and More

In What You Missed, we round up the best stories for you to read on your evening commute. 

The 59th annual Grammy Awards were Sunday night, with Adele coming away with five out of five awards she was nominated for. That includes: record, song, and album of the year. 

The night was filled with tributes to artists who died, including Prince and David Bowie; political commentary that had people shouting “resist!” at the end of a performance; and Beyoncé.

In the Hot Seat

General Michael Flynn, Trump’s pick for national security adviser, discussed U.S. sanctions against Russia with that country’s ambassador in January, before President Trump took office. And that’s illegal.

What makes it worse? He lied about it afterward, according to reports. Read the story from The AP. 


The Oroville Dam is the largest in the country. And one of its emergency spillways might be on the verge of failing. Read the story from The AP. 

What Book You Missed

The Audie Award nominees were announced last week. Celebrating excellence in audiobook publishing, these awards are a great way to find the must-listen audiobooks of the last year. You can see the full list of nominees here, or check out one of our favorites: Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene. Mukherjee is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Emperor of All Maladies, a study of cancer that brought cutting-edge science from multiple disciplines into a readable and humane work of scholarship. The Gene achieves the same lofty goals, making the comprehensive study of genetics fascinating and comprehensible to dilettantes and scientists alike.