| Nov 26, 2012
At 60, Christie Hefner is taking the Canyon Ranch brand in a new direction. She's doing the same thing in her career and personal life.
Over a long weekend earlier this month, all three of those paths converged over some dusty walking trails in...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 2:56 PM
Three independent bookstores have filed a class action suit against Amazon and the six major publishers, accusing them of creating a monopoly in e-book sales. The complaint, filed in New York on Feb. 15, focuses on digital rights management, known as DRM....
| Feb 21, 2013
| 8:02 AM
The GEO Group entered the sports world Tuesday when it purchased, for $6 million, the naming rights for FAU Stadium. In doing so, it walked directly into the line of vision of the public eye.
And after 48 hours, the judgment from the public as been...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Although there will presumably be no hoop skirts or beaver-skin top hats on the red carpet, this year's Academy Awards are putting a spotlight on American history. I've spent years studying, writing and teaching about the fight to end slavery, so I was...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 7:38 AM
If you listen to all the teacher-bashing and talk of at-risk youth, you’d think that half our students were dropping out to live in dumpsters or join kickball leagues. But as it turns out, the U.S. high school graduation rate is on pace to hit 90%...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:40 PM
When Stephanie Paige was growing up, her most common nightly entertainment was bigger than an iPhone, bigger than an iPad — for that matter, bigger even than an IMAX screen.
Her father, an avid outdoorsman, raised his family in the woods, and...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 11:40 AM
Before February of 2012, it's fair to say that not many people in Connecticut knew that Sonic was a drive-thru burger joint.
Thanks to Giorgio Fareira, the guitar-strumming singer who charmed the Wallingford restaurant's employees with his musical order...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:29 AM
As a straight man in my 30s, I fall into zero of the demographics that the Golden Globes is aimed for, so I obviously didn’t watch the show, but apparently hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler made a joke about Taylor Swift staying away from Michael J....
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:20 PM
A few years ago, the History Channel was best known to some as a punch line on HBO’s “The Sopranos.” Remember mobster Tony Soprano sitting alone late at night in his New Jersey McMansion eating ice cream and watching World War II...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Today’s professionals didn’t fantasize about becoming presidents and princesses when they were younger -- instead, their childhood dream jobs involved occupations such as engineering, writing and science.
American boys wanted most to be...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 7:47 AM
There's been a lot of talk recently about near-death experiences and the afterlife. Perhaps the most prominent case was the doctor whose near-death experience landed him on the cover of Newsweek, but there are many others in scientific and medical...