| Feb 23, 2014
My daughter was in no hurry to see "The Lego Movie."
"Are there any girls in it?"
There are, we assured her. She then raced to catch her brother, who was speeding Shani Davis-like from car seat to theater seat. This was the movie he'd been waiting all...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 8:40 AM
The LGBT community got a pretty big nod from Facebook this week.
To supplement its mammoth social network (which turned 10 years old Tuesday), Facebook launched a new iPhone app Monday called "Paper," which gives users a simpler, cleaner way to browse...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 2:01 PM
For Girl Scouts leaders, responding to criticism during the annual cookie sale ritual seems to have become as routine as helping the youngsters sell the sweets.
The latest charge comes from an old foe of the Girl Scouts, Pro-Life Waco, a Texas...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:53 PM
For this year’s Super Bowl, Cheerios brought back the fictional biracial family that caused such a stir in this 2013 commercial for a new ad. First time around, the racist response to the commercial was so overwhelming that comments on YouTube had...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:57 AM
As we observed back in December, one of the solid benefits the Affordable Care Act has brought to business leaders is to give them a convenient scapegoat for their own management problems. AOL's chairman and CEO, Tim Armstrong, this week raised that...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:40 PM
It was clear from the start that Sunday would be a good night for Pharrell Williams. The Virginia Beach native had won a the Producer of the Year Grammy even before he stepped out on stage near the start of the awards show broadcast.
He teamed up with...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 1:53 PM
RAMALLAH, West Bank – Actress Scarlett Johansson is taking heat from Palestinian activists for becoming a brand ambassador for SodaStream International Ltd., an Israeli company that operates a factory in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim....
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:23 PM
Earlier this month, the sports website Grantland ignited controversy over a story on Essay Anne Vanderbilt, also known as Dr. V, the inventor of a “scientifically superior” golf club dubbed “The Oracle.” In writing the article,...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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President Barack Obama vowed to reduce gun violence in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, but mentioned guns only once. “I have seen the courage of parents,...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 8:58 AM
Naya Rivera, who portrays Santana on "Glee," is on the cover of the Spring issue of Cosmopolitan for Latinas, which is scheduled to hit newsstands on Tuesday. Inside, she talks about how she met her fiancé, rapper Big Sean — on Twitter. [Cosmo]...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Transgender rights advocate and Gender Rights Maryland Executive Director Dana Beyer announced Thursday she is challenging state senator Rich Madaleno in the upcoming Democratic primary.
"We are ready for progress," Beyer said in a statement. "For too...