| Apr 14, 2013
The White House finally made it official last week: Yes, the civil war in Syria is a slippery slope, and yes, we're on it.
Nobody in the Obama administration actually used those words, of course. But if you paid attention to what officials said, it...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:15 AM
Josh Brolin plays an escaped convict who reawakens the sensual side of a withdrawn single mother (Kate Winslet) in Jason Reitman's lovely romance, "Labor Day," which will play a one-week awards qualifying run starting Dec. 27 before opening in theaters...
| Jun 4, 2013
If there was a moment when the United States could have intervened in Syria, it looks like that moment has passed.
Shiite militants, including Hezbollah — partly at the behest of their paymasters in Iran — are racing to the defense of Bashar...
| Apr 18, 2013
As social media sites have pelted out news of the Boston bombing, playing fast and loose with the numbers of the dead and injured and amplifying hearsay into a cacophony of confusion, one tweet seemed to say it all: "Dear Journalism: Get yourself together...
| Jun 12, 2013
Where there's smoke arising from a free-speech matter, you're likely to find the fiery attorney Floyd Abrams. He's blazed a trail for freedom of the press from the Pentagon Papers case to protecting reporters' sources. He's just as incendiary when he's...
| Aug 4, 2013
In his fresh effort to put the economy back at center stage in Washington, President Obama has issued a new challenge to congressional Republicans on the crucial issue of why the American middle class is hurting and which side can best lift average...
| Aug 1, 2013
Talking about your shrink isn't just for Woody Allen characters anymore. Once the kiss of death for a political career, announcing that you're in or about to enter therapy has actually become go-to damage-control strategy for public servants.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:40 AM
An ancient grain used as far back as the Stone Age, barley doesn't just shine in cereals and breads. This hardy grain is perfect for lending depth to soups and stews, as well as salads. Check out these ideas.
For a Mediterranean barley salad, toss...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:37 PM
Launched this spring, Modern Farmer is a new quarterly magazine that editor and founder, Ann Marie Gardner, calls "more farm than table."
The inaugural issue clocks in at a hefty 136 glossy, full-color pages and is packed with stories that cover a...
| Jun 22, 2013
Gary Vitti is at home cooking dinner for a few friends. But you can't escape the feeling that he's got someplace else he'd rather be.
He loves to cook, no doubt about that. And he's good at it. But at this time of year, Vitti really ought to be...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Marcella Hazan, whose many cookbooks introduced Americans to the true food of Italy, died Sunday morning at her home in Longboat Key, Fla., according to her husband, Victor Hazan. She was 89 and had been in failing health for several months.