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  • Ted Cruz, the GOP's Obama

    Ted Cruz, the GOP's Obama
    Ted Cruz is no Joe McCarthy, as so many liberals bizarrely claim. But he might be the conservative Barack Obama. It says something about today's political climate that both liberals and conservatives may find that latter comparison more offensive....
  • Twitter IPO hurdle: The service is well known but not widely used

    Twitter IPO hurdle: The service is well known but not widely used
    SAN FRANCISCO — By all rights, Twitter should be wildly popular with mainstream America. World leaders, the pope, even Justin Bieber post updates there. It tells us what's culturally relevant at any given moment, be it Beyonce's performance at...
  • Review: Death and the Beats' birth drive 'Kill Your Darlings'

    Review: Death and the Beats' birth drive 'Kill Your Darlings'
    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...
  • Food, family and faith in Galicia, Spain

    Food, family and faith in Galicia, Spain
    PONTEVEDRA, Spain — Galicia, the Atlantic-splashed left shoulder of Spain, grabbed my attention with photos of spectacular scenery and tempting cuisine. But truth be told, I wanted to see something more: the region's Sotomayor Castle, a medieval...
  • Magma can take 'highway from hell' to fuel volcanic eruptions

    Magma can take 'highway from hell' to fuel volcanic eruptions
    Magma from deep within the Earth's mantle can surge through a volcano in a matter of months rather than thousands of years or more, as previously thought, according to a study published Wednesday in the journal Nature. The molten lava that erupts from...
  • Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg in 'Kill Your Darlings' trailer

    Daniel Radcliffe as Allen Ginsberg in 'Kill Your Darlings' trailer
    Can Harry Potter pull off a transformation into a young Allen Ginsberg, future icon of the Beat generation? According to a spare 30-second teaser from the forthcoming movie "Kill Your Darlings," the answer is … quite possibly. John Krokidas'...
  • 'Falling Into the Fire' a piercing portrait of psychiatry

    'Falling Into the Fire' a piercing portrait of psychiatry
    Lauren swallows scissors, light bulbs, batteries, bedsprings, knives. Eddie pinches pennies for plastic surgeries he can't afford and rubs his face raw with sandpaper trying to fix disfiguring acne scars that no one else sees. Colin feels love emanating...
  • FilmDistrict's Schlessel to head Focus Features as Schamus departs

    FilmDistrict's Schlessel to head Focus Features as Schamus departs
    In an overhaul of its Focus Features imprint, Universal Pictures is installing FilmDistrict founder Peter Schlessel as the new head of the specialty movie label. James Schamus, Focus' current chief executive, will leave the company. Schlessel,...
  • In Indiana, history meets politics

    In Indiana, history meets politics
    Emails recently obtained by the Associated Press have revealed that Indiana's former Republican governor, Mitch Daniels, now president of Purdue University, tried to ban Howard Zinn's "A People's History of the United States" from Indiana schools. His...
  • Monica Ratliff, the new teacher on board

    Monica Ratliff, the new teacher on board
    It was a spur-of-the-moment thing that became momentous. Monica Ratliff, outspent by nearly $2 million, improbably won election to the L.A. Unified School District board. She's a second-generation teacher — her mother teaches Spanish at a charter...
  • A gripping account of the scandal that ruined hedge fund Galleon

    A gripping account of the scandal that ruined hedge fund Galleon
    In April 2004, Rajat Gupta gave a talk at Columbia University. One student asked the former global managing director of McKinsey & Co. for his views on money and wealth creation. "Yeah, I am driven by money....  However much you say that you will...