| Nov 29, 2013
| 5:53 PM
NEW YORK — Ari Rubenstein, a "Star Trek" fan who counts physics as a hobby, wants to boldly go where Wall Street has never gone before: the speed of light.
Rubenstein heads Strike Technologies, a New York company that's part of a budding cottage...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 5:01 PM
As much as any directors working today, the brothers Coen, Ethan and Joel, are unmistakable auteurs, filmmakers who place their own distinctive stamp on everything they do.
But while the bleak, funny, exquisitely made "Inside Llewyn Davis" echoes...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:15 PM
The gig: John Rogovin, 52, is executive vice president and general counsel for Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. As the top legal eagle for the storied movie and television studio, Rogovin oversees a staff of more than 160 lawyers and is involved in such...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 2:06 PM
The reading skills of American adults are significantly lower than those of adults in most other developed countries, according to a new international survey. What’s more, over the last two decades Americans’ reading proficiency has declined...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 9:01 PM
California's community college system is considering a controversial effort to offer four-year degrees, a move designed to boost the number of students who graduate and are more prepared for the workforce.
The change would require legislation...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Chemist Malcolm Renfrew never imagined that his work would one day become synonymous with the nonstick frying pan. As a young man in the 1930s he dreamed of acting and joined a traveling tent show.
The tent, however, burned down, which sent Renfrew back...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Goldman Sachs is a sacred order, at least in the minds of some of its staff.
"What Happened to Goldman Sachs" is the second book in 12 months from a former employee that accuses the bank's management of not being sufficiently devout. Steven Mandis,...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Early on in "Kill Your Darlings," 18-year-old Allen Ginsberg, played by Daniel Radcliffe, is on a freshman orientation tour of the Columbia University library when a fellow student jumps on a desk and begins quoting Henry Miller. Shouting provocative...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:34 PM
On his book tour, the tables have been turning on John Freeman: A parade of luminous authors are interviewing him. He's already sat down for public conversations with Teju Cole, Geoff Dyer, Aleksandar Hemon, and Marilynne Robinson, and on Tuesday night,...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe.
But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:56 PM
To spank or not to spank: For most American parents, it isn't a question.
The majority of U.S. children have been spanked at some time in their life, despite a robust body of evidence that suggests spanking a child leads to problems in the future. ...