| Jan 3, 2015
| 11:59 AM
Believe it or not, Robert Ripley was so admired that boys in a 1936 poll picked him as the person they most wanted to be.
The world traveler dazzled the country with his unusual stories told in newspaper cartoons, books, radio broadcasts and movies: a...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 3:29 PM
January is such a rigorous drag of a month. Diets to start, decorations to take down, jammed email in-boxes to face, not to mention the suddenly impossible parking at the gym. Fortunately, there is something sweet and solid to cling to even as you chuck...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 10:32 AM
At this point, a new season of "Downton Abbey" is much like a visit from old friends. Sure, the stories are familiar -- perhaps even just variations on what you've heard before -- but it's more about sharing their company and the feelings they rekindle....
| Dec 21, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Whether you're counting hits or misses, 2014 certainly left a mark fashion-wise. From the runways to the red carpets to the slopes of Sochi, it was an endless parade of see-through dresses, ugly Olympic sweaters, cool cats in extra-large hats and just...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Attention dedicated fans of imported British television: If you watch this "Downton Abbey" sketch that aired in the U.K. over the weekend, you may need a fainting couch nearby.
George Clooney made his much-heralded appearance at everyone's favorite...
| Dec 23, 2014
| 5:44 AM
Sony now says it will release "The Interview" after all.
Many expect Sony's movie studio to offer the film on its streaming service Crackle. And you can bet loads of people will watch it, more than ever than would have had this whole hacking affair...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 10:29 PM
"The Interview," the Sony Pictures film about a fictional plot to assassinate North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, opened in more than 300 movie theaters across the United States on Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences and statements by patrons that...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 9:30 AM
"La entrevista", la película de Sony Pictures sobre una trama de ficción para asesinar al líder de Corea del Norte Kim Jong Un, se ha estrenado en algunos cines de Estados Unidos, atrayendo a espectadores que dijeron apoyar la decisión del estudio de...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:55 AM
As 2014 winds to an end, it's time to test your memory and see if you were paying attention to the passing parade of pop culture.
See how you do.
Challenge your friends.
And always pay attention to pop culture. (To take the quiz interactively, click...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It all started a little over 10 years ago, when "Girl With a Pearl Earring" opened and everyone who heard its haunting, magical waltz theme asked, "Wow, who wrote that?"
The "who," as everyone in the business knows by now, is French composer Alexandre...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Ricky Gervais won a Golden Globe back in 2004 for his starring role in the original British version of "The Office." He hosted the Globes a few times, to much fanfare. And in January, he'll be back again as a nominee for his starring role in the Netflix...