| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:41 PM
Chicago on Tuesday joined the growing ranks of major cities that have raised their minimum wage, a move decried by business groups as a jobs killer but touted by labor groups and other supporters as a way to lift Chicago workers and their families out...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 2:49 PM
The release of the first 88 seconds of footage from "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" has roused public excitement in new and unusual ways -- spurring celebrity endorsements and even a few citizen-led remakes.
The trailer, which has been viewed more than...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Slate's Anne Applebaum stirred up a hornet's nest recently by arguing that websites should stop allowing people to post comments anonymously. Although it's not a new argument -- in fact, it's one that we at The Times have struggled with for years --...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The financial cost of the crippling cyberattack that hit Sony Pictures Entertainment last week is beginning to become clear — and it won't be cheap.
The Culver City film and television studio could face an outlay of tens of millions of dollars,...
| Dec 7, 2014
Once upon a time, the only places we'd see fake stories were at supermarket checkouts. You either knew or you didn't that what's in those tabloids is a joke, and how you reacted was up to you.
Gone are the days when you sneaked a peek at this utter...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:35 PM
In this week's roundup, we'll take a look at CM Punk's latest revealing podcast, a (former?) World Wrestling Entertainment superstar's big movie role and another WWE superstar's assault charge.
** CM Punk once again joined his friend Colt Cabana for the...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:36 PM
McDonald's new commercial showcasing heartfelt messages on outdoor signs quickly led to strong reactions, with some suggesting the restaurant giant did a great job and others saying the commercial shows the Golden Arches trying to profit from tragedies....
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Before astronaut Chris Hadfield won the world over with his rendition of David Bowie's space song "Major Tom," he was already a social media star. High above the Earth in the International Space Station, Hadfield photographed the planet -- often cities at...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Aside from widespread viewer ambivalence over the quality of Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama "The Newsroom" and an unexpected Emmy for star Jeff Daniels, the series has had a mostly uneventful three-season run. And with just one episode to go -- the series...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:46 AM
All that gourmet free food, on-site laundry and yoga classes are paying off: Google has landed the No. 1 spot in an annual ranking of the best companies to work for.
The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant won the top prize on Glassdoor's seventh annual...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 6:42 AM
So-called "hot" or "cute" mugshots have become a thing thanks to social media, but unlike many others, the latest viral mugshot was an act of self-promotion.
Alysa Suguro Bathrick, an 18-year-old from Raleigh, N.C., tweeted her booking photo on Dec. 1....