| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:20 PM
According to a story in the paper this morning, retiring Baby Boomers are moving en masse to Florida and other states that levy no personal income tax. They’re searching for a pleasant environment where they can stretch their 401(k)s and pensions by...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:11 PM
Disney is pushing back the release date of its video game and toy concept called Disney Infinity.
According to a report today in The New York Times, the release of the new game has been pushed from June to late August.
Times writer Brooks Barnes notes...
| May 20, 2013
| 7:37 AM
Before skaters recorded tricks on their phones and ESPN began airing the X Games or "extreme sports on TV," a Hollywood Hills High kid so slight that he looked more like a sixth-grader leaned back on his board and popped it into the air — without...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 5:20 PM
The Chicago Tribune has won three national awards for its series “Playing With Fire,” an investigation of toxic flame retardants and the deceptive campaigns that two powerful industries waged to promote the chemicals.
Among the awards is...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 6:13 AM
The Maryland Senate's vote today to repeal the death penalty was a milestone in an effort to remove from the law a sentence that puts vengeance above justice, fails to deter crime and provides for the families of victims not the closure they crave but...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Even Thomas Schaller would agree that statistics don't lie ("The myth of 'liberal media bias,'" March 6). Liberals make up only 20 percent of the electorate, yet they dominate the media.
One only has to watch Judy Woodruff hyperventilate when speaking...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 2:42 PM
Apparently, we're in them midst of a short story boomlet. I know this because The New York Times told me so in a recent article, "Good Fit for Today's Little Screens: Short Stories."
I tend to put little trust in trend pieces. If I believed every...
| Mar 9, 2013
Taiye Selasi's debut novel has been in publication for less than a week. But even before a single copy was sold, the glamorous 33-year-old was being hailed as the newest star of the literary world.
Selasi's publisher, The Penguin Group, is promoting...
| Mar 10, 2013
| 10:57 AM
The first question Dick Cheney is asked in "The World According to Dick Cheney" is: What's your favorite virtue?
"Integrity," he answers.
What do you value most in your friends?" he's asked in follow-up.
"Honesty," he says through those crooked,...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 8:55 AM
Health and wellness guru — and sweat mistress of TV’s “The Biggest Loser” — Jillian Michaels will bring her “Maximize Your Life” tour to the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford May 2.
In her two-...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 7:26 PM
Ten horses were injured and euthanized at Laurel Park over nearly six weeks this year, prompting the state to investigate why the rate of deaths at the racetrack had spiked so drastically and suddenly.
But the deaths remain a mystery, a concern for horse...