| Sep 24, 2013
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....
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:25 PM
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...
| 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...
| Jul 12, 2013
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...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:56 AM
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...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 1:18 PM
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.
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:57 PM
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.
| Aug 2, 2013
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...
| Aug 28, 2013
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...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:32 PM
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...