| Aug 21, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Bad news for the British photographer claiming ownership of a self-portrait taken by a curious macaque: The United States has decided monkey selfies can’t be copyrighted.
A public draft of the Compendium of U.S. Copyright Office Practices, Third...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 1:30 PM
"Storytelling," Hanna Arendt once wrote, "reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it."
Some American filmmakers, though, may be taking Arendt's dictum a little too much to heart.
One of the cinematic sensations of the summer is...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Chocolate has never been my "thing." Chocolate ice cream? Chocolate cake? Chocolate milk? I've never been tempted by any of them — at least not until I stepped into Glacier Confection's retail store in Tulsa's hip Brady Arts District.
| Aug 21, 2014
| 6:45 AM
As an Army officer in the late 1960s, I was trained in riot control, responding to the race riots in Washington, D.C. after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and just before my departure to Vietnam. I have a simple solution. You see the use of...
| Aug 19, 2014
There are a few established theories about cars that are reinforced the longer you review them for a living. Stuff like "It's really hard to beat the Honda Accord." Or "Yep, Subarus are really good in the snow." After parking......
| Jul 24, 2014
| 3:20 PM
WASHINGTON A major hauler of crude oil by rail has sued the state of Maryland to stop the public release of information about the shipments, according to court documents.
The suit was filed Wednesday, the same day the U.S. Department of Transportation...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:46 AM
He named the salted fish delicacy found only in the Mediterranean: the anchovy. He identified the author of the words "All Gaul is divided into three parts": Julius Caesar. And he named the playwright who created the Norwegian manor Rosmersholm: Ibsen....
| Aug 17, 2014
One of the best definitions of chutzpah that I can find comes from our friends at Wikipedia.
There, chutzpah is defined as "the quality of audacity, for good or bad." It adds, in Wikipedia's never-ending search for the truth, that the word comes from the...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 12:27 PM
I'm an optimist by nature. That is, I believe things turn out better than expected over time. I hold out for the best outcome, but my optimism fades at the borders of the Middle Eastern countries. Take a look at the Middle East peace proposals offered...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Roman Polanski's adaptation of David Ives's play "Venus in Fur" — itself a sort of meta-adaptation of Leopold von Sacher-Masoch's 1870 short novella (whose title is usually translated as "Venus in Furs") — is, among other things, a...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Siri's got a new frenemy.
Her name is Cortana, and she's bringing plenty of underdog attitude to the battle for the title of best digital personal assistant. Who can best fill out your calendar, call a friend or find the nearest Mexican restaurant on...