| Aug 28, 2014
| 11:10 AM
If you had to guess which movie director was recently the first to be granted access to the nonpublic areas of the catacombs six stories beneath the streets of Paris, you might say, Luc Besson, Leos Carax or another of France's most prominent names....
| Aug 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
In the blue half-light of the Antarctic autumn, a thin film spreads across the continent's coastal waters. It's an embryonic form of sea ice: a mush of microscopic crystals that floats on the dense, salty water of the Southern Ocean.
As winter takes...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Ride-sharing companies Uber and Lyft earlier in August rolled out app features that match up people going to the same destinations who want to split the cost of a ride.
Now Bandwagon has joined with taxi-hailing app Hailo to do the same for cabs and...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Editor's note: This op-ed has been updated to reflect the correct title of Austin Sarat's new book.
Did Joseph Wood suffer when he was executed in Arizona this summer?
Some witnesses reported that Wood gasped over 600 times during his July 23...
| Aug 31, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Internet connection fees, bag checking charges and reservation cancellation costs.
Most Americans have grown accustomed to nickel-and-dime charges from the airline industry. But hotels and resorts are also taking a bite out of their guests’...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 4:14 PM
Using live pigs to train future doctors in surgery is unethical and unnecessary, members of a health and animal rights group said Thursday during a protest of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
The Physicians Committee for Responsible...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 4:40 PM
For a while, I was mad at Sophy.
In 1997, after three months of tagging along with her at Hartford Public High School, I wrote a long, high-profile story for The Courant's Northeast Magazine ("Educating Sophy") that focused on her quest to graduate...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 3:10 PM
VIRGINIA BEACH — The campaign stop by a Republican Senate hopeful Saturday in Virginia Beach felt more like a block party or family reunion, with hot dogs and hamburgers to compliment the short, sweet campaign messages from a couple of national...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 2:06 PM
Seminole County is about to enter the big leagues of youth sports — joining a multibillion-dollar industry that caters to a growing army of families who travel across the country to watch their kids compete in sports tournaments.
| Aug 25, 2014
| 10:14 AM
I learned how to be a writer at Shakespeare & Co. on lower Broadway in Manhattan. This was in 1987, when I was in my 20s, and trying to figure out how to be a writer in the world. I had been working the buy-back desk at NYU bookstore when I learned...
| Aug 25, 2014
| 11:05 AM
BEVERLY HILLS Actor Demian Bichir longed to be a professional soccer player. And he was pretty good in his native Mexico where soccer is a national passion. But it turns out he was simply too gentle for the sport. "I wasn't talented enough, I think," he...