| Nov 2, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Feng Xiaogang, the prolific Chinese director whose "Back to 1942" is China's submission for the foreign language Oscar this season, left his handprints at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Friday. He's the first Chinese film director to have his...
| Nov 10, 2013
Netflix changed the way people rent movies. Amazon upended the big-box bookstore. Other online retailers grabbed market share in niches as diverse as contact lenses and pet medications.
Why not razors?
That's the question posed by a Catonsville firm...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 7:01 PM
For 75 minutes Wednesday night, a room in the Newport Beach Public Library became author Zadie Smith's classroom.
She read her essay "Why Write?" — originally composed for her students — to a crowd of 200 gathered for the ticketed event...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
| Oct 31, 2013
LEAD — Nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine, one of the most important quests in physics has so far come up empty in the search for the elusive substance known as dark matter, scientists announced Wednesday.
But physicists on the...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:24 PM
I’ve seen Bill Gibbons stomp his feet repeatedly. I’ve seen him use his right index finger to get his point across to officials and his players. But in the couple of dozens games I’ve seen him coach the Holy Cross......
| Oct 26, 2013
Halloween is the time to indulge those seemingly pathological cravings to get scared out of your skull. Who in their right mind would subject themselves to blood-splattery horror movies or haunted houses blaring high-pitched screams while serving bowls of...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Tom Haverford, Aziz Ansari's character on NBC's "Parks and Recreation," lost a bit of his swagger recently when "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany guest starred as Nadia, a doctor who makes Tom swoon.
Tom's loss of confidence as he clumsily tried to woo...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:31 AM
LEAD, S.D. (AP) — Nearly a mile underground in an abandoned gold mine, one of the most important quests in physics has come up empty-handed in the search for the elusive substance known as dark matter, scientists announced Wednesday.
| Oct 28, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Marita Carroll, a retired Annapolis elementary school teacher and civil rights activist who was arrested on trespassing charges in 1960 as she sat at a bus stop lunch counter, died of complications from Alzheimer's disease Saturday at Anne Arundel Medical...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Last week, my high school junior and I ventured onto two campuses for his very first college tours.
It was eye-opening on many levels. For my son, it took college from some theoretical idea to reality. That is a good thing.
So my main tip for touring...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Jamie Dimon, arguably the nation's most powerful banker, has navigated intense scrutiny from Congress, the White House and regulators around the globe.
But it's a federal prosecutor in Sacramento, far from the world's financial and political capitals,...