| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:19 AM
The story of Pfc. Bradley Manning is a grand personal tragedy with a small potential for a happy ending.
On Wednesday, a military judge sentenced Manning to 35 years in prison for giving WikiLeaks some 750,000 classified military documents. On Thursday,...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 1:15 PM
In most modern narratives, the story of the Beats began when Allen Ginsberg first read "Howl" to rapturous audiences, when his poetic evocation of youth gone wrong and hope and rebellion and power and gay love was banned and became famous.
That was in...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 8:21 AM
If Wikipedia is correct — and why wouldn't a website that anyone in the world can log onto and change its content be correct? — only .5 percent of school-age children attend boarding schools.
If that's the case, how can there be so many...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 5:07 AM
"Our elections are the envy of the world. It's critically important that we not make any mistakes tonight. We all know why." --Charlie Skinner
"The Newsroom" returned from its Labor Day hiatus with the penultimate episode of Season Two, "Election Night...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:11 AM
"You're thoughtful and you're authentic and I have never seen you sneer at anyone or anything. There is, believe me, no one that you're not good enough for, and there is hardly anyone who's good enough for you, including, it turned out, me." -- Jim Harper...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 1:00 PM
Two years after launching, it appears Siri has finally exited beta mode.
The Apple voice assistant's beta label was removed from the company's website in preparation for its next update, which comes Wednesday as part of the iOS 7 software release....
| Sep 17, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Despite the growth of Netflix, Amazon.com and other legal channels for watching entertainment online, the volume of pirated movies, TV shows, music, books and video games online continues to grow at a rapid pace.
The amount of bandwidth used for...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 8:29 PM
Mirrorball Madness is back, baby!
They waste no time going straight to the competitive routines after a brief welcome from Tom and Brooke following the opening number.
Brant Daugherty & Peta Murgatroyd
Brant describes himself as a "single...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Chopin is free.
His freedom -- technically his music's freedom -- comes courtesy of composer Aaron Dunn’s Kickstarter campaign: Raise $75,000 to record the complete works of the 19th century Polish romantic composer and offer them on Dunn’...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The term was invented by the CIA during the Kennedy administration to protect the president. It means the spy agency would withhold information from the president to protect him should their dark dealings become public. In political campaigns, plausible...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:29 PM
The newest partial owner of the Sacramento Kings, Shaquille O’Neal, met with Gov. Jerry Brown in the state Capitol on Monday, a meeting that ended with the former Lakers star hoisting the governor’s wife above his head.
But more on that...