| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:40 AM
Duke Ellington was — in addition to being a genius and a charmer — something of a B.S. artist. That's one of the character traits that comes through in Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington, the fast-moving, well-balanced and astonishing new...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Land developers for the iconic Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo. (famous as the inspiration for the hotel in Stephen King's The Shining) announced recently that they need more space and thus will dig up and move the hotel's 12-gravesite pet cemetery....
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:09 AM
Last Christmas, I accidentally bought a version of an old-school board game that (GASP) involves a tablet.
We play a lot of games and, remembering back to one of my favorite choices as a child, I thought the boys would like the The Game of Life.
| Jan 27, 2014
| 3:57 PM
The percentage of people forgoing a car is on the rise, especially in dense urban areas, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Center. Using data from the American Community Survey, the study examined recent trends in the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 5:57 PM
Here's how Toyota Motor Corp. plans to finally put the sudden-acceleration issue to rest: Pull out the checkbook.
The automaker is reportedly close to paying a $1-billion fine to settle a four-year federal criminal investigation into whether it properly...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Kiplinger's Personal Finance
It's been five years since the market hit bottom on March 9, 2009. At the time, there was no telling when the free fall would end. "Dow 5,000? There's a case for it," said a headline in the Wall Street Journal on March 9....
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:27 PM
When the great Larry King would poll his late-night radio audience on Why Are You Up night, I was among his largest demographic, law school students. He remains a distinctive host and interviewer. King's also a fine guest, as he reminded fans of the...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:58 PM
Oscar voting begins online Friday, though many Motion Picture Academy members who didn't register for online balloting received paper versions beginning late last week. Some diligent members have already made their selections and mailed them in.
| Dec 29, 2013
One of the biggest issues looming when Congress returns from its holiday break is immigration reform. In honor of our nation built by immigrants, we give you our rich, well-sourced and huddled mass of facts yearning to breathe free:
1. A staggering...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 8:57 AM
In a just world, all the people who have piled on to the federal government for blowing the launch of healthcare.gov would take a look at the UPS Christmas Day screwup and swallow hard.
But it's not a just world, so the lesson of how the nation's...