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  • 'Non-Stop' reviews: Liam Neeson saves the day, if not the movie

    Liam Neeson continues his second act as an action hero of a certain age in the new thriller "Non-Stop," playing an air marshal trying to sniff out a killer at 30,000 feet. While many critics agree that Neeson is a capable butt-kicker who also brings a...
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman overdosed on heroin, cocaine and more

    Philip Seymour Hoffman overdosed on heroin, cocaine and more
    Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an accidental overdose involving a powerful cocktail of drugs, authorities announced Friday. Heroin, cocaine, benzodiazepines and amphetamine were found in the actor's system, causing "acute drug intoxication," according...
  • Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA

    Costly switch? Farm bill moves catfish inspections from FDA to USDA
    Everyone knows the story of the fish that got away. Sean O'Scannlain is hoping to avoid such a fate for his pangasius, also known as swai, tra, basa or, erroneously, imported catfish. It might be in your fish and chips or fish tacos. His opponent isn't...
  • Really, Nate Silver? You Did THIS Instead of Offer Oscar Picks?

    With prognostication at a fever pitch in the lead-up to the Academy Awards tonight, the time is right for Nate Silver to go public with his picks. But while ESPN's resident Nostradamus did emerge to talk Oscars on ABC's "This Week" Sunday morning (see...
  • Zoe Saldana as Eartha Kitt?

    "SHE IS the most exciting woman in the world!" That's what director/actor Orson Welles once declared about the sizzling actress/chanteuse/activist Eartha Kitt. (Kitt was portraying Helen of Troy in Welles' production of "Dr. Faustus.") Kitt, who rose to...
  • Confirmed: Facebook's $19-billion WhatsApp deal is Jaw-Dropping

    After the $19-billion WhatsApp deal was announced, I wrote a little blog post about where it ranked among other tech deals. I included the line:  "One day later, Silicon Valley is still trying to pick its collective jaw off the floor following news that...
  • Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles

    Oscars 2014: Cate Blanchett wins despite Woody Allen's troubles
    Would she or wouldn't she? If she won the Oscar for lead actress, would Cate Blanchett utter the "W" word? Fairly or not, that was a question surrounding the star of "Blue Jasmine," who took the trophy for her portrayal of a fallen New York socialite in...
  • Legal pot: Is Jerry Brown right that we'd be too stoned to succeed?

    California voters — thankfully — will probably not have to decide in November whether to legalize marijuana for recreational use. Backers of the Control, Regulate and Tax Marijuana Act, which had the most funding and organized support of...
  • Microsoft puts creator of 'Scroogled' ads in charge of strategy

    Microsoft puts creator of 'Scroogled' ads in charge of strategy
    Anyone who thought new Microsoft Chief Executive Satya Nadella might take a less combative approach than his predecessor might want to think again. On Monday, the company confirmed a number of executive changes, most notably the elevation of Mark Penn...
  • 'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' win big. 'Non-Stop' flies to top.

    'Gravity' and '12 Years a Slave' win big. 'Non-Stop' flies to top.
    After the coffee. Before erasing the Oscars from my already packed DVR. The Skinny: I'd love to tell you I was at all the hot parties last night. While I was certainly in demand — sorry, Graydon and Madonna — I opted to stay home and watch...
  • Read the 1853 story on Solomon Northup's release from slavery

    Read the 1853 story on Solomon Northup's release from slavery
    If you've seen this year's best picture, "12 Years a Slave," you know that the movie was based on the memoir by Solomon Northup, who was born in New York as a free man but was kidnapped in Washington, DC and sold into slavery. The New York Times...