| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:48 AM
NBC announced on Wednesday that it is renewing the long-running soap opera "Days of Our Lives" for two more years, taking it into 2016.
The renewal means the show will get to celebrate its 50th anniversary while still on the air in November 2015, an...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:52 AM
When Claudio Abbado, the revered Italian conductor who died Monday, turned 80 last summer, record companies celebrated with several super-sized box sets of his recordings and videos. It’s not hard to find discs with which to spend the weekend...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:42 AM
“The Walking Dead” is set to return for the second half of its fourth season on Sunday, Feb. 9, and […]...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:35 AM
Pacific Opera Project, a young company headed by young artists, calls itself POP and operates on the pleasure principle.
It presents chamber versions of comic opera and operetta in clubs and calls them POP-Up productions. Tables for four cost but $100,...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 7:11 PM
The Golden Globes offered a tribute to Woody Allen on Sunday night, presenting the filmmaker with the Cecil B. DeMille lifetime achievement award, though he was not there to pick it up himself. Allen's longtime collaborator Diane Keaton, accepting the...
| Jan 23, 2014
Previews of Amy Chua's forthcoming book, "The Triple Package" (co-written with husband Jed Rubenfeld), detonated a social media uproar among Asian Americans. Many were infuriated by the New York Post's report that Chua, the self-styled Tiger Mom, was...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:39 PM
A study by Princeton University researchers says Facebook could lose 80% of its users by 2017, but that if that sounds far fetched to you, it's because it is.
To forecast Facebook's downfall, the researchers applied a model that is used to study the...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 12:52 PM
As the Academy Awards approach, the various guild awards and critics groups' honors often provide insight into prevailing Oscar sentiments. In this year's race for Oscar gold, however, momentum has repeatedly swung back and forth among what might be...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 4:48 PM
The children aren't little anymore; they're 28, 24 and 23. But I still know where my daughters will be on Christmas Eve — snuggled under a blanket with me, while I read "'Twas the Night Before Christmas," the classic story of Santa's visit.
| Dec 21, 2013
Re "What Snowden started," Column, Dec. 18
Although enforcement of his decision is pending appeal, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon's ruling that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of Americans' telephone records is probably...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:28 AM
As the Vienna Philharmonic prepares for its annual New Year's Day concert that will be seen by television viewers around the world, the renowned orchestra has decided to withdraw honors that it bestowed upon several members of the Nazi Party during...