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  • Digital Tracking: 'Interstellar' to Rocket Past 'Big Hero 6′

    Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot - which studies social data and box office trends - analyzes this weekend's new...
  • Emotions Run Highest In The Game

    Emotions Run Highest In The Game
    BOSTON — The Game was relevant in every way again, among the patricians as well as the peasants who would tune in to watch Handsome Dan lick Kirk Herbstreit's face. And when it was over, with the victorious Harvard players lingering for at least a...
  • 'Dancing with the Stars' finale recap, The winner is ...

    The show opens with the Dance of Contestants Past, culminating with our three finalist couples -- Alfonso Ribiero & Witney Carson, Sadie Robertson & Mark Ballas and Janel Parrish & Val Chmerkovskiy -- front and center. Each of the finalist couples...
  • The Berlin Wall takes a fall -- 25 years on

    It’s true about the eye of a meteorological hurricane being calm, but not a political one. Even so, when you’re right there -- as  I was, in the tumult of Berlin 25 years ago, in the days after the wall began to come down -- it’s hard...
  • Cards Against Humanity's 'Holiday Bullshit' is back for Kwanzaa

    Cards Against Humanity's 'Holiday Bullshit' is back for Kwanzaa
    New year, different bullshit at Cards Against Humanity. The Chicago-based card-game maker is back with 'Holiday Bullshit' this year--a promotion where the company sends out multiple days of mystery gifts at a relatively low cost. Last year, it was the...
  • Jeff Jacobs: Hard To Point Angry Finger At Silly Act By UConn Player

    Jeff Jacobs: Hard To Point Angry Finger At Silly Act By UConn Player
    HAMDEN — Even now, 41 years later, I can't fully explain why I did it. There it is on page 188 among the senior homeroom pictures in my high school yearbook. The middle finger. Best I can tell it's the only one among hundreds of photos in the...
  • Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday Thursday recalls Disney's first live-action film, 'Treasure Island'

    Robert Louis Stevenson's birthday Thursday recalls Disney's first live-action film, 'Treasure Island'
    There’s no mistaking that Disney got its start by the art of animation, yet live-action films have been part of the film studio’s classic repertoire, as well. And Thursday’s birthday anniversary is one that bears on one of Disney’s...
  • Letter: Project's speed and scale are electrifying

    Like many others I’ve been watching, fascinated, as helicopters, hovering motionless, lower huge metal structures onto the electricity towers being built on our neighboring hills. Today on a hike I decided to take a closer look, which involved...
  • Scientists use Wikipedia search data to forecast spread of flu

    Can public health experts tell that an infectious disease outbreak is imminent simply by looking at what people are searching for on Wikipedia? Yes, at least in some cases. Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory were able to make extremely...
  • Zeroing in on your child's lack of focus

    Zeroing in on your child's lack of focus
    Your 6-year-old’s attention span seems to be getting shorter and shorter. Can you help with specific exercises or activities? Parents panel advice: “Have a quick chat with the teacher to see if your kid’s attention span is atypical...
  • Tim Howard bends over backward to put World Cup effort in perspective

    Tim Howard bends over backward to put World Cup effort in perspective
    It took goalkeeper Tim Howard years to become an overnight sensation, so he wasn't overwhelmed by the effusive praise he received for his acrobatic performance Tuesday in the U.S. World Cup team's round-of-16 loss to Belgium. "I just keep my feet on the...