| Nov 24, 2010
| 9:33 PM
The words struck the Miami Heat as trash talking. The words struck the NBA's coaching circle as disrespectful. And the words struck the media as one of the Zen Master's old tricks. With Miami off to a far from desirable 8-6 start, Lakers Coach Phil...
| Nov 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Another day, another red carpet. Sunday it was the American Music Awards, which were kind of tame (given that some usual pot-stirrers, such as Lady Gaga and Kanye West, weren't there.) But red-carpet watchers could see Taylor Swift in a......
| Nov 16, 2010
| 4:33 AM
After two episodes filled with pretty exciting, emotional twists, "Chuck" seemed to be getting back to basics with a solid, if not spectacular hour, that then redeemed itself with another gut-punch of an ending. The central idea of the episode......
| Jul 16, 2010
| 4:33 PM
In her exhibition, âmeasure,â at Sherry Frumkin Gallery, Robin Kandel embarks on a personal investigation of physiognomy, the largely discredited study of facial features as indicators of personality. Her multimedia works center around two...
| Mar 29, 2011
Perverted plutocrats, a Hollywood madam with a narcissism problem, prostitutes with attitude, indulgent rich kids — Jonathan Kellerman's latest novel has so many unpleasant characters it would be wearying to read if the plot didn't move like a...
| Apr 24, 2011
In the eight years Krista Lang Blackwood has been artistic director of a nonprofit choral group, she's heard it all: prospective donors asking again and again why they can't get comped concert tickets, or why money should go to singers when there are...
| Oct 31, 2010
Lather, rinse, repeat. We all do it. Whether it's with a product that's foamy and fragrant or runny and medicinal, green and pearlescent or clear and perfume-free, Americans spend $1.4 billion on shampoo annually, according to SymphonyIRI Group, a...
| Nov 2, 2010
Wray Herbert is thinking about your brain. He concludes that your thinking may be so ancient that you're making more mistakes than you'd prefer.
In "On Second Thought: Outsmarting Your Mind's Hard-Wired Habits" (Crown Publishers, 2010), the author writes...
| Jan 21, 2011
| 9:28 PM
In "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother" (Penguin Press, 2011), Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua describes child-rearing techniques that, as she puts it, "would seem unimaginable — even legally actionable — to Westerners."
Reacting to a...
| Feb 26, 2011
| 8:02 PM
Does being bilingual give young children a mental edge, or does it delay their learning?
It depends on who you ask.
Bilingual education is regarded by some in education policy circles as little more than a half-baked technique of teaching students whose...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 1:59 PM
Whether our laptops, tablets and smartphones have made us smarter or dumber is a matter of endless debate and of scant but growing research. A new study grabs hold of an important corner of that question, finding that we have adapted the way we remember...