| Nov 7, 2014
| 6:30 PM
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...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 6:59 PM
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...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:14 AM
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...
| Nov 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| Nov 10, 2014
| 1:51 PM
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...
| Nov 11, 2014
| 5:18 PM
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...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 6:48 PM
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...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 11:41 AM
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...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Sep 28, 2014
| 2:28 PM
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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:13 PM
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...