| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The women in this summer's lauded Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" are as colorful as the orange jumpsuits worn by the inmates of Litchfield Prison where the show is set.
Though they live within the confines of the same barbed wire fence, the...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 10:00 AM
If there is a lesson to be learned from the unorthodox story of BodyTraffic — the Los Angeles contemporary concert dance company founded in 2007 — it must be that defying conventional wisdom is the route to success.
| Jul 16, 2013
| 12:22 PM
For more than two decades, Nas’ prolific career has been a hallmark for hip-hop, and now Harvard University has established a fellowship in the lyricist's honor.
The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University and the Hip-Hop Archive...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:21 AM
Haing S. Ngor won an Academy Award for portraying a survivor of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime in the 1984 movie "The Killing Fields," but his own life story offers an equally riveting and dramatic tale.
That's the audience hook for a new stage play...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 12:12 PM
In the wake of Saturday’s acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, New York rapper Pharoahe Monch has released an incendiary track called “Stand Your Ground.” It’s a potent, hard song that...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Actress Leah Remini is reportedly leaving the Church of Scientology.
The former "King of Queens" star decided to end her some three-decade-long relationship with the church after disagreeing with several of its policies and getting push-back for...
| Feb 2, 2013
In the late 1970s when Edward I. Koch won his first term as mayor of New York, the city was in shambles, its coffers and confidence sapped by financial crises and a paralyzing blackout. It needed a fighter and found one in Koch, a well-practiced pol...
| Feb 21, 2013
Robert C. Richardson
Won Nobel Prize for physics in 1996
Robert C. Richardson, 75, a Cornell University professor who shared a Nobel Prize for a key discovery in experimental physics, died Tuesday in Ithaca, N.Y., from complications of a heart attack,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 8:27 AM
Subway is facing an outcry over a single inch.
The giant sandwich chain is still dealing with peeved consumers after an Australian customer alleged, with photographic evidence, that the company’s popular Footlong sub doesn’t live up to its...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Before her caterwauling duet of "Those Were the Days" with Carroll O'Connor became a signature moment of CBS' "All in the Family," actress Jean Stapleton had already sung her way through a number of now-classic stage musicals in her career as a New York...
| May 31, 2013
| 8:37 PM
The gig: Mary Micucci, 63, is the owner of Along Came Mary Events, one of Hollywood's leading catering and special events businesses. Often called the "caterer to the stars," Micucci has handled more than 400 movie premieres, from "Titanic" in 1997 to...