| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:00 PM
An unusual effort by the UC system to raise scholarship money through online crowd-funding tactics -- including promises by faculty and students to lead hikes, wash cars and wear kooky costumes -- has garnered $1.3 million, officials said Wednesday.
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Omar Oraby is 7 feet 2 and stands up straight as a light pole. Sometimes kids who are extremely tall try to look less tall. They hunch their shoulders. They nonchalantly bend their knees.
But Oraby is proud of who he is.
He's proud of his height. He...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
METAIRIE, La. — The strippers were gyrating and the smoke machine was spewing its vaporous mist, but Matthew McConaughey just kept on staring straight ahead.
Gaunt and mustachioed, the actor called for another shot of Johnnie Walker — if...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Apple's iOS 7 is coming Wednesday, and with it, a whole lot of new features.
Listed here are 10 of the most useful features on the latest version of Apple's new mobile operating system. You'll want to test these out after you download and install iOS 7....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Sorry, world: You've been had.
If you're one of the 9 million or so inhabitants of Planet Earth who watched this video last week and laughed out loud at the spectacle of a girl whose sexy "twerking" home video turns into an epic fiery disaster, then...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:49 PM
For many months, people in the Damascus suburb of Muadhamiya have arisen with uncertainty: the unknown of whether, or how much, they would eat.
"You wake up in the morning and your only concern is to find something to eat," Qusai Zakarya, 27, a member...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The Surface 2 is better than its predecessor in every way. But it’s still not as good as the Apple iPad.
Microsoft this week began selling the latest generation of the Surface, the tablet it launched late last year and then struggled to sell. ...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 12:57 PM
The most startling – and stunning – moment in David Roussève's latest dance-theater hybrid, "Stardust," came an hour into the 80-minute intermissionless piece, which premiered Tuesday at REDCAT.
The 53-year-old choreographer appeared,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:06 PM
The mysterious street artist Banksy is now well into his monthlong artist’s “residency” on the streets of New York, in which he’s been throwing up new pieces around the city daily.
He’s done quite a bit of viral marketing...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 9:45 AM
NEW YORK -- Over a five-decade career, the French fashion designer Agnes B. has engaged in some colorful pursuits. She’s opened stores from Asia to Europe, launched perfume and handbag lines and, in recent years, even dabbled in film by forming a...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:50 AM
Microsoft had a rough go with the first generation of its Surface tablets, but the company hasn't let those early struggles deter its mission to compete in the tablet market.
The first set of Surface tablets -- the RT and the Pro -- was slow to sell, so...