| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Some of the biggest blockbuster movies in the last 10 years are based on books. (That means you, Harry Potter and “The Hunger Games”). But the annual television lineup has always included its share of book adaptations as well, dating back to...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:55 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling's first foray into adult fiction was bound to be compared to her wildly successful Harry Potter series, and, while "The Casual Vacancy" has earned mixed reviews, for some critics the magic has worn off.
The Casual Vacancy,...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Many Twitter users share with their followers their daily routines and perhaps photos from on their way to work. Thomas Marshburn also shares the views from his officer window. But that window is really something.
Marshburn is an astronaut who has...
| Dec 26, 2012
Pull up an empty chair, folks. (Up to you whether to interrogate it.) It's time to take a look back at the year that was, politically speaking.
We won't know the 2012 word of the year until The American Dialect Society's annual conference next week....
| Jul 21, 2013
A person can only say so much about countertops, and Glennon Doyle Melton had said enough. Enough about countertops and Little League and all the ways her life was good and healthy and enviable. It was exhausting, and it was not the whole story.
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:09 AM
Say goodbye to the days of being able to play jump rope with your extra long CVS receipts.
The company announced on its Facebook page Friday that in coming weeks customers will start receiving normal-sized receipts but still get to keep all the savings,...
| May 30, 2013
My son is nearing 11, and I don't let him use social media.
As you might have read in an earlier post, he doesn't have his own cellphone yet. He uses my iPhone sometimes, but I limit the apps to single-player games and educational programs and don't let...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 7:28 AM
Florida went through a bruising fight over evolution during the 2007-08 school year when it adopted new science standards that for the first time required the subject be taught in public schools. Now it will decide if it wants to sign on to another...
| Jul 11, 2013
The crisis communications firm Hennes-Paynter knows what it's doing. On Monday, it released a video statement from Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, the women who were held captive in a Cleveland basement for years until they were discovered...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Chick-fil-A, the chicken chain that stoked controversy over same-sex marriage last summer, seems to have stopped donating to groups that "actively engage in a political or social agenda to harm LGBT people and their families," according to one gay-...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 10:41 AM
American mall staple Hollister issued a mea culpa after the male models it sent to a store opening in South Korea inflamed locals with racist tweets.
The brand, owned by Abercrombie & Fitch and known for being a devotee of skimpy styles, usually sends...