| Nov 22, 2013
| 12:51 PM
If reviews are any indication, the "Hunger Games" film franchise need not fear the sophomore slump. Building on the success of the 2012 film, the sequel "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is earning excellent reviews. Many critics are praising director...
| Sep 29, 2013
In his first novel, the surprise best-seller “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” (2009), Jamie Ford told the story of a Chinese-American boy and his romance with a Japanese-American girl while her people were interned during World War...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 3:15 PM
The Beatles and the National Security Agency? There may be stranger bedfellows, but it’s difficult at the moment to come up with a good example.
Nevertheless, Federal District Court Judge Richard J. Leon turned to the Fab Four in the course of his...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:26 AM
NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!" aired Thursday night and predictably sent social media snarking, followed by more tempered reviews from TV critics and theater lovers.
Although the show might not have been one of everybody's favorite things, NBC got big...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Disney Interactive, the struggling video game and digital media subsidiary of the Walt Disney Co., is expected to begin a round of layoffs, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
The cuts could come as soon as this week.
| Nov 16, 2013
| 7:31 AM
WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of the Treasury Timothy F. Geithner is becoming a financial industry executive, taking a high-level job with the private-equity firm Warburg Pincus, the firm announced Saturday.
Geithner, who was a major player in the...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Sheryl Crow reportedly witnessed Lance Armstrong receive a banned blood transfusion and told federal investigators, according to a new book "Wheelman" by Wall Street Journal reporters Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'Connell.
The book, which comes out...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 7:40 AM
After the coffee. Before scrutinizing the Oscar nominations.
The Skinny: I got my copy of the new Roger Ailes biography "The Loudest Voice in the Room" and did what any media reporter does when a new book comes out on someone they have covered. I plowed...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:22 AM
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone will keep running the day-to-day affairs of the international motor racing series despite going on trial in Germany on bribery charges.
But the 83-year-old billionaire -- known in Formula One circles as "Supremo" --...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Ever picture Jamie McCourt in an Alpine hat and some nifty lederhosen? Hey, let’s be open-minded.
She’s still out there, and apparently recovered from losing her first round at getting her divorce settlement with ex-hubby Frank thrown out...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Those of us who write about the housing market and the virtues of the 30-year fixed home loan -- as we did Wednesday -- can calibrate our watches by how long it takes a reader to respond as follows:
"Hey, Canada doesn't have 30-year fixed mortgages, and...