| Jan 12, 2014
Barack Obama campaign veterans Harper Reed and Dylan Richard will launch a tech company. Don Thompson will be under pressure to improve sales at McDonald's. And with Tribune Co. spinning off its publishing assets into a separate company, its chief...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Claude Steele, a social psychology expert who is the dean of Stanford University’s Graduate School of Education, will become the provost of UC Berkeley, it was announced Monday.
UC Berkeley chancellor Nicholas Dirks on Monday announced his...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 7:57 AM
People standing near someone using an e-cigarette will be exposed to nicotine, but not to other chemicals found in tobacco cigarette smoke, according to a new study.
E-cigarettes, or electronic cigarettes, create a nicotine-rich vapor that can be...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 11:15 AM
— Maya Forbes knew the story all too well, but she waited a long time to write a script based on her childhood.
It's understandable why the writer-director wasn't rushing. Her father was manic-depressive, and when her mother left their Cambridge,...
| Dec 26, 2013
Balancing books and coffee, untangling earphones, calculating how many minutes until I'm late for class — I am a college student on a Monday. I hold my breath as the elevator takes me to the ground level of my dormitory. Leaning forward in...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:21 PM
When Jack Valenti, the president of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, asked historian and public television host Richard Heffner to oversee the group's controversial movie ratings system, Heffner turned it down, saying his mother "did not raise me to...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A cultural history of "Fiddler on the Roof": As Tevye the milkman might say, sounds crazy, no?
It might have seemed that way at first to author Alisa Solomon, a Highland Park native who was living in New York and working as a staff writer for the...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:11 AM
"Inside Llewyn Davis" takes place in winter 1961, just before Bob Dylan makes the scene. The scene is the Greenwich Village folk music universe, a few finite blocks of an island that, in the hands of cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, looks and feels like a...
| Dec 21, 2013
If you want to know something about the history of the Baltimore investment community, you might want to call James Hardesty.
The 67-year-old history buff and chairman of Hardesty Capital Management has spent his career in Baltimore, starting with a...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
MyLingo, a startup developing an app that plays back dubbed tracks for non-English-speaking moviegoers, has landed $750,000 in seed funding and signed United Talent Agency CEO Jeremy Zimmer to its advisory board.
The company said the funding is from...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:00 AM
A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...