| May 1, 2014
| 8:20 PM
The state Assembly passed a measure Thursday that is less notable for what it would do — tweak the probate code — than for how it was crafted: by the public, in an online "wiki" page.
Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced last...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 2:17 PM
As expected, Apple unveiled the latest versions of its iOS and OS X operating systems Monday morning at the keynote event of its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Led by Chief Executive Tim Cook and Senior Vice President Craig...
| May 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Big East visionary Dave Gavitt used to tell colleagues that the Final Four was proof that college basketball knew how to end a season. As for the best way to start it ... not so much.
Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and his counterpart at the Big East,...
| May 5, 2014
| 1:11 PM
Actress Anna Chlumsky fidgeted in her chair with the tenuous excitement of a girl readying to open a soda can she's just finished shaking. Her gaze and attention focused sharply on the woman seated across from her, Sheila Nix, chief of staff to Dr. Jill...
| May 9, 2014
Finishing Joshua Ferris' "To Rise Again at a Decent Hour" left me torn between admiration and dismay, or, put another way, I can't remember reading a novel that was this good while being this bad. First the good: Set in 2011, this is the story of Paul O'...
| May 11, 2014
| 1:00 PM
I was amazed in watching the gubernatorial debate when Attorney General Douglas Gansler said marijuana had been illegal for hundreds of years ("Debate: Round 1," May 8). The actual number is less than 100. Various forms of regulation had grown up in the...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:21 PM
In a sweeping ruling, Europe's highest court placed unprecedented power in the hands of consumers to determine what personal information can be displayed in Web search engine results.
The so-called "right to be forgotten" case specifically targeted...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 4:20 PM
Someone tell Levick that Nigeria is, you might say, complicated. Nigeria’s Twittersphere erupted Thursday under the hashtag #SomeoneTellLevick over a government contract signed with U.S. public relations firm Levick last month — reportedly for...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 3:23 PM
We’ve all heard the stories about Soviet-era officials who fell out of favor with the ruling elite and not only disappeared from the streets of Moscow but also from history.
Take Leon Trotsky, who was exiled, then assassinated in Mexico, and whose...
| Jul 23, 2014
| 12:45 PM
The article that appeared on the front page of Monday's Baltimore Sun with the headline "Sharp rise in Gaza deaths" had the sub-header "13 Israeli soldiers, 70 others killed." Who are these "others" the editors are talking about? The article makes it...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 8:45 AM
In spite of its deceptive title, Emily Gould's new novel, "Friendship," offers a vivid exploration of the missed connections and overwhelming isolation of modern urban life. From the first few pages to the last, Gould's central characters, Bev and Amy,...