| 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...
| 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 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 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 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 8, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Nothing will ever tarnish the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who transformed a nation. But his squabbling heirs seem to be trying their best.
I realize these are harsh words for a family that has suffered more than most. But King's sons...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:27 PM
The upcoming revival of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party" at the Geffen Playhouse has been abruptly called off only two weeks before its official opening. Leaders at the Geffen said that the production, which was to have been directed by William...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hungarian filmmaker Miklos Jancso, winner of the best director award at the 1972 Cannes Film Festival, died Friday after a long illness. He was 92.
Known for his long takes and for depicting the passage of time in his historical epics merely by changes...
| 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 1, 2014
| 10:17 AM
Hold your RSVPs to the Geffen Playhouse's revival of Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party."
The highly anticipated production, staged by Oscar-winning director William Friedkin, has been abruptly called off only two weeks before its official opening....
| Feb 2, 2014
| 3:00 AM
UMBC is home to students from more than 100 countries and to thousands of students who are first- and second-generation Americans. I continually think about the experiences and perspectives these students bring to our campus and to Maryland.