| 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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 12:39 PM
If you have not yet read Luke O'Neil's "The Year We Broke the Internet" at Esquire, let me quote a couple of salient passages:
This, he says, is how online sites operate: "Give me the viral pictures, and I’ll give you the truth. And then, after...
| 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 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 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Kiefer Sutherland wasn't afraid to admit he's "terrified" to begin production on Fox's "24" event series, "24: Live Another Day."
The actor told journos at the Fox TCA session for the program, "I'm very nervous. Without patting ourselves on the back so...
| Dec 16, 2013
I bet you didn't expect to hear from me.
Or, really, to still exist.
But there you are at the back of my desk, plugged into your cradle, fully charged and ready to spring into service in case it's ever 2006 again.
I forgot to...
| 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:...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 1:41 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Assemblyman Mike Gatto said Monday he will introduce a bill next year on the state's probate code. However, what that bill is going to say is still to be determined -- not by the the assemblyman, but by online input.
Gatto (D-Los Angeles)...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:08 PM
Q: I know the mess at the intersection of Route 22 and MacArthur Road is only temporary because of the construction, but I see a lot of intersections being blocked there and elsewhere (including in New York City). Recently I was in Ireland, where two...
| Dec 17, 2013
I was in seventh grade when I began poring over Beatles books. That was shortly after I’d gotten the “Red” and “Blue” double-record compilations and started methodically, obsessively buying album after album, hoping...
| Nov 1, 2013
Q: I live in a well-kept, desirable neighborhood with median prices for houses around $300,000. In December 2011, a neighbor hired a contractor to replace windows and siding and do other work. By January 2012, all of the siding was removed and some...