| Aug 4, 2014
| 5:50 PM
With the usual fanfare and self-regard we have come to expect from the New York Times editorial board, the prestigious paper has changed its mind about pot. It now believes that the federal ban on the substance should be lifted and that the whole issue...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Israelis and Palestinians are still burying their loved ones as Gaza's third war in six years continues. Since July 8, when this war began, more than 1,600 Palestinian and 65 Israeli lives have been sacrificed. Many in the world are heartbroken in the...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 10:35 AM
Hillary Rodham Clinton has been everywhere promoting her new memoir "Hard Choices" and not answering the question of whether she's planning to run for president in 2016. But there's no way the supposed front-runner for the Democratic nomination would ever...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:20 AM
SOS for Institute
"Patapsco Institute Museum Proposed
"The 128-year-old Patapsco Female Institute may be saved for posterity and not be torn down as feared. For the past couple of weeks, the Times has been in contact with historical...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:17 PM
The only way Chicago's Field Museum could have had a better benefactor is if there had been a generous turn-of-the-last-century tycoon named "Natural History."
Considering the unlikelihood of that, "Field" will do. Marshall Field was a retailing mogul...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 3:01 AM
Margaret Snyder's excellent Your View ("Science gets corrupted when scientists can't raise questions") castigates those who would silence their opponents.
Citing nutritional science developments that cast doubt on long-held views regarding dietary fats...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 4:30 AM
HONG KONG - Tencent, the giant Chinese Internet firm which operates WeChat and the QQ messaging service, has unveiled plans to become a film producer.
Its new unit Tencent Movies+ has a slate of seven feature films in development. One is an adaptation of...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- In reluctantly deciding to take the fight against the terrorist Islamic State into Syria, President Obama finds himself caught in a political and military version of "Catch-22."
He is poised to launch heavy air attacks on the Islamic...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A violent confrontation with his younger sibling results in a psychological breakthrough for Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) on “Below the Belt,” Episode 210 of Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.”
The altercation begins after...
| Sep 12, 2014
While Rachel DeWoskin's peers dressed Barbie dolls and swam away their summers in Ann Arbor, Mich., the author spent her childhood dusting off ancient bronze bells and brushing her teeth with beer (safer than the water) on trains through China.
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Some Shakespeare, a touch of Stoppard and then things get really Wilder (Thornton, that is). That's just some of the major writers whose works will highlight a busy stage season on Connecticut. Throw in a new musical at Goodspeed, a new comedy by a...