| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In 1987, Paul Verhoeven's futuristic crime thriller "RoboCop" made its mark with equal parts over-the-top violence and cynical, prescient satire. Now director Jose Padilha's remake has updated the cybernetic cop's story with references to the hot-button...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Three years before the next presidential election, Republican also-rans are making noises about trying again. The most conspicuous is former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who won the Iowa caucuses in 2008 but quickly faded and pivoted to his own television...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The days of finding good job listings in the "help wanted" sections of newspapers are waning.
Now, online job search engines will likely be your key to finding a new place of employment. But in the age of digital information overload,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Adapted for the big screen from the History Channel miniseries "The Bible," the new film "Son of God" is essentially a feature-length recut of the second half of the series, based on the New Testament.
The reedited nature of the movie, which tells the...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 1:57 PM
Seven months into the job, Sanford police Chief Cecil Smith still is learning the lay of the land.
Last week, however, he learned something else: In the digital age, threats — real or imagined — to gun rights go viral faster than a...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:04 PM
Eleanor Catton took the 2013 Man Booker Prize for "The Luminaries" at an awards ceremony in London on Tuesday night. At age 28, Catton is the youngest novelist ever to win the prestigious prize -- and her novel, at more than 800 pages, is the longest...
| Mar 2, 2014
Nearly a generation ago, MSNBC's Chris Matthews coined a description of our two political parties that may turn out to be his most enduring contribution to American punditry. Republicans, Matthews wrote, were the "Daddy Party," all about military security...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 11:56 AM
Afew hours before Kari Lydersen was to celebrate the publication of her new book, the provocatively titled "Mayor 1%: Rahm Emanuel and the Rise of Chicago's 99%," she was talking about how she had run into the mayor two days ago on the North Side.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:38 AM
During the next few years the U.S. Postal Service will be releasing several pop culture-related stamps featuring icons like John Lennon, Steve Jobs and even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, The Washington Post is reporting.
None of the stamp designs have...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:53 AM
Tom Clancy, the Baltimore-born author whose novels "The Hunt for Red October" and "Patriot Games" subsequently inspired blockbuster movies and action-packed video games, died Tuesday after a brief illness at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.
He was 66. His...
| Dec 29, 2013
To many readers, environmental stories are dead on arrival. They lack human characters, the thinking goes, and they're predictable: a creature or ecosystem is gravely damaged by humanity's greed. So maybe it's best not to bill "Full Fathom Five: Ocean...