| Feb 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
BEIJING — Want to engrave a few words in Chinese on your new iPad? No problem — Apple offers consumers in mainland China free personalization. Just don't get too political.
Say you type in the Dalai Lama's name in Chinese characters into...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 12:30 AM
BERLIN - Pablo Larrain, whose "No" was the first investment by Jeff Skoll's Participant Media in a foreign-language film, has set his next movie, "Neruda," a portrait of the 1971 Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, a towering figure in Latin American...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:34 PM
Congratulations to the five Americans who appear on the first shortlist of the British Folio Prize. The shortlist, announced Monday, is eight authors long. In addition to the Americans, one Canadian and two British-born authors are on the list.
| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I won't have any money to leave behind. I won't have the fine and luxurious things of life to leave behind. But I just want to leave a committed life behind." -- Martin Luther King Jr., Feb. 4, 1968
Maybe we should take up an offering.
| Feb 7, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert M. Solow has leveled a blast at a recent attempt by Harvard economist N. Gregory Mankiw to explain rising income inequality and the primacy of the 1% in the U.S. as the result of "just deserts" going to the talented...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q: I bought some beautiful paintings in Germany decades ago. I need to assess personal property for insurance purposes and all I can give my agent are rough guesses on their purchase price, which I think is far less than today's value.
A: To start on a...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:47 PM
SEOUL -- The mother of imprisoned American Kenneth Bae said Friday that her son "did not look bad" after she was allowed into North Korea to visit him.
Bae’s family had expressed concern about his failing health in recent months. Over the summer,...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:26 AM
The 112th birthday of John Steinbeck was celebrated Thursday with a Google Doodle dedicated to his work. Born in Salinas, Calif., Steinbeck was a college dropout who won a Nobel Prize for literature in 1962.
The Google Doodle pulls quotes from three...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Doctors Without Borders has been ordered to cease activities in Myanmar, leaving tens of thousands of patients without medical care, the Nobel Prize-winning aid group said Friday.
Doctors Without Borders did not give a reason for the move. But local...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:00 AM
THABYUCHAING, Myanmar — U Abdul Samat spent his life farming the rice paddies that stretched, brilliant green, in all directions. Now he was nearly 90 years old, a great-grandfather who walked with a cane.
He was also a Muslim, and the men who...