| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:54 AM
We begin Anno Domini 2014 with a momentous announcement at The New York Times: Nicholas Kristof has dropped the middle initial from his byline.
Please remain calm. Do not panic. Remain in your seats.
Mr. Kristof is at some pains to explain that...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 9:16 AM
The whiteboard that keeps track of Jack Andraka's schedule would be an exhausting blur for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old high school student: Last-minute requests are squeezed into already full days, scientific conferences bump up against speaking...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 5:02 PM
FRISCO, Texas — Towson trailed North Dakota State, 21-7, at halftime of Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision title game, but nothing took more of a beating than the turf at Toyota Stadium.
The Bermuda-grass field at the 20,500-seat...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:39 PM
PHILADELPHIA — The woman who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for a range of terrorism offenses, including conspiring to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog....
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Jose Cuevas was taking a stroll with his roommate on the Chicago Riverwalk after catching a late-night movie when he heard faint screams.
“Help, help, help!'' Cuevas said he heard a male voice cry out in the darkness. Cuevas asked him where he...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:00 AM
It’s a sad day in France when the unmarried president spends the night with a woman who is not his girlfriend and sparks a national furor.
Last week — as you have undoubtedly heard — a salacious news story broke in the French press:...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:51 AM
"Life can change … in a heartbeat," "American Idol" reminded us Wednesday night as it kicked off a new season with a fresh batch of hopefuls, a greater focus on the positive (fewer prolonged looks at the cringe-inducingly untalented and delusional)...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 5:47 AM
The Wall Street Journal says there's no difference between a child whose primary interest is reading and a child who uses social media obsessively. In WSJ's March 22-23 "Mind and Matter" column, Alison Gopnik recounts, in fable form, her childhood...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:00 AM
With every click, every tweet, every share, am I being exploited or am I taking advantage of the digital revolution?
This is the question I kept asking myself as I read Astra Taylor's "The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 9:10 PM
When Adrianne Wadewitz became a Wikipedia contributor 10 years ago she decided to use a pseudonym, certain that fellow scholars at Indiana University would frown on writing for the often-maligned "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit."
| Apr 9, 2014
| 7:59 PM
Third of three parts. In Part 2 on Wednesday, Orange Coast College student Jon Ludlow decided to stop following his medication schedule, skipping some doses. His behavior became erratic when he stopped taking the prescriptions altogether. He hailed a...