| 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.
| 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 7, 2013
| 3:56 PM
If the shoe fits
Nike's pristine new sneaker, at about $200 a pair retail, is the LeBron 11.
Too bad they don't feel very snug on the feet of the 6-foot-8, 250-pound superstar whose name is on them. LeBron James only wore the new Nikes for two full...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:28 AM
After the coffee. Before slipping out early for Christmas Eve reflecting.
The Skinny: Have you been naughty or nice this year? Either way we have a Morning Fix for you. Today's headlines on what will likely be a short day for most include a look at...
| 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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Whatever happened to American can-do optimism? Even before the Affordable Care Act covers its first beneficiary, the nattering nabobs of negativism are out in full force.
"Tens of millions more Americans will lose their coverage and find that new...