| Nov 4, 2009
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva They had the same father, but they have very different life stories. And today, the more reclusive half-brother of President Barack Obama is telling his. Mark Okoth Obama Ndesandjo, who has lived in the Chinese city of......
| Mar 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
February sales numbers were announced this week, and the anticipation to see how Toyota???s recalls would affect its best-sellers is reflected in our most-read story. Also, the Geneva International Motor Show brought announcements for a bunch of new cars,...
| Mar 16, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Here???s something we haven???t heard yet: Could radiation from space be linked to Toyota???s sudden-acceleration issues? It sounds like science fiction, but the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking it seriously. Before you laugh,...
| Apr 5, 2010
| 4:22 AM
The new episode opens on the coattails of the last one, with Trump asking the teams to choose project managers immediately after the last boardroom. Michael nominates Rod to be project manager. Selita, who's wearing really, really, really high-heeled...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 4:02 PM
The black town car pulled up and idled. White smoke curled from its tailpipe, rising in the morning drizzle. The driver stretched, his sportscoat tight at his back. He prepared for a wait. Within a minute, Veronica Roth, tall, with an angular, circa-...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Corporate greed, runaway technology and economic disparity have finally caught up with the planet. It's the 31st Century, and Earth is a wasteland ruled by roving gangs. This dire science-fiction scenario plays out on the second album from Deltron 3030,...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:56 AM
Here's something you may not know about Bill Cosby.
"He orders lunch for everyone," Robert Townsend said when I reached him in Los Angeles by phone. "Usually somebody like a production assistant does that. But he will call the restaurant himself and...
| Oct 13, 2013
Joseph Epstein got it right. With wit and maybe just a smidgen of venom — his patented brew — the veteran essayist and literary critic based in Evanston described the frustration of encountering a famously difficult novel: “The first...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 3:10 PM
(Paterson, N.J.) The other day Junot Diaz drove back to his home state. He had promised a college friend who teaches eighth grade here in this tattered, slate-colored, chain-link-fenced town, that he would make an appearance. And so he'd collected his...
| Oct 4, 2013
Ordinarily we don't look for restaurants that have a side of fright on the menu, but October has become a 31-day celebration of all things that go bump in the night.
From theme parks to extravagant home parties, Halloween is much more than trick-or-...
| Oct 2, 2013
Mark Fajardo's first weeks in the very public job of Los Angeles County coroner coincided with the deaths of two TV actors — one from "That '70s Show" and another from "Rizzoli & Isles" — and the toxicology report from the car-crash death of...