| Jun 27, 2013
| 5:45 AM
Is there anything worse than a horror movie that isn't scary? Yes — a horror-comedy that's neither scary nor funny. There may not be an actual zombie epidemic, but there is a zombie entertainment plague for sure. "Detention of the Dead" is the...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Birds do it. Bees do it. Even educated fleas do it. And as it turns out, zombies do it as well. They swarm. And when they're done swarming, they swarm all over again.
That unstoppably manic movement is the most unexpected part of "World War Z" as well...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Embedding ideas about Middle East political crises in popular entertainment isn't new. David O. Russell’s film “Three Kings” forecast much of the lawlessness and greed of post-2003 Iraq all the way back in the late 1990s, while Frank...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Brazil is dealing with what officials call a crack epidemic, affecting Brazilians of all ages and confounding government efforts to deal with it. Almost a year after a high-profile police effort to clean up Sao Paulo’s cracolandia as part of a...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 12:32 PM
“World War Z” has unveiled a chilling new trailer and movie poster for the zombie apocalypse thriller. Instead of run-of-the-mill ......
| Apr 26, 2013
| 11:32 AM
It’s one of the biggest action set pieces in Paramount’s upcoming pandemic thriller, “World War Z.” A Belarus Airlines flight ......
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
| May 23, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Here's a summer reminder: Chipmunks and squirrels can carry infected fleas and plague, a bacterial disease people can contract through close contact with the furry animals, health officials warned.
“Plague is naturally present in many parts of...
| May 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The U.S. military has faced two epidemics over the last decade of war in Afghanistan and Iraq.
One is suicide. The annual rate of military personnel taking their own lives has doubled to about 20 per 100,000. That translated to a record 324 suicides...
| Mar 17, 2013
LONDON — What are the first sights you seek when you travel to a new city? The museums? The top restaurants? Or the cemeteries? I choose cemeteries. Although some people think that's weird, I find them a through-the-looking-glass way of...
| May 16, 2013
| 4:11 PM
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -- Eric York was obsessed with the big cats -- their health, temperaments and survival rates amid the park’s annual tourist invasion.
For years, he wandered the area’s crags, gullies and woods, tracking and tagging the...