| Feb 2, 2014
| 8:44 PM
Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman, one of the most acclaimed character actors and ambitious performers of his generation, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose inside his New York apartment on Sunday, police said. He was 46.
| Mar 5, 2014
| 11:35 AM
Sherwin B. Nuland, physician and author of the book "How We Die," died Monday at his home in Hamden, Conn., at age 83. He had been afflicted with prostate cancer, his daughter Amelia Nuland said.
An unsentimental and bracing look at death, "How We Die"...
| Feb 7, 2014
When a sea captain named Amasa Delano boarded a distressed schooner called the Tryal in the South Pacific off the coast of Chile in 1805, he thought he was entering a scene of deep misery that was, in those boom years of the slave trade, all too common....
| Apr 11, 2014
| 6:47 PM
If you're like most middle-class parents, you've probably gotten annoyed with your daughter for constantly checking her Instagram feed or with your son for his two-thumbed texting at the dinner table. But before you rage against technology and start...
| Mar 23, 2014
On the surface, the battle between the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA looks to be a classic he said/she said story. Did the CIA improperly monitor computers used by committee staffers as they investigated the agency's earlier torture program,...
| Mar 27, 2014
A few years ago, I found myself sitting on an airplane next to a gentleman from Egypt. Talk quickly turned to the upheaval in his country, where the so-called Arab Spring was in full bloom.
"We want a real democracy," he told me, "not like yours."...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 3:21 PM
The brains of adults who have elderly parents diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease betray troubling hallmarks of the same disease even in middle age, when the memory and mental skills of these grown children are still perfectly normal, a new study finds....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 7:19 AM
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2nd Story is a collective of story-makers and story-lovers working together to build community through the power of storytelling. They host story-sharing experiences in Chicago and beyond, in the form of both...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:03 PM
When Lewis Yablonsky was growing up in New Jersey in the 1930s, he was beaten by poor whites for being Jewish and by black gangs for being white. He committed petty thefts, ran crooked card games and carried a switchblade for protection. Some of his...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:16 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — A former journalist who fabricated magazine articles is unlikely ever to get a license to practice law, legal experts say.
Stephen R. Glass lost a years-long bid to become a lawyer Monday after the California Supreme Court denied...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Two impoverished fishermen from Colombia's Pacific coast transport drugs for cash in "Manos sucias," a rocky feature debut from New York-based helmer Josef Wladyka, here working with a non-pro cast that evinces more enthusiasm than finesse. Although it...