| Sep 29, 2013
Because Ben Bernanke's public persona is as mild as milk, the transformation in American governance in which he has participated is imperfectly understood and hence insufficiently deplored. The change is dramatized by two recent developments.
One was the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:49 AM
With its peculiar mix of slapstick and suffering, "A Young Doctor's Notebook" (9 p.m. CT Oct. 2, Ovation; 3.5 stars out of 4) is an oddity.
Based on the somewhat autobiographical short stories of Russian playwright Mikhail Bulgakov, "Notebook" stars...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:22 PM
There's a question that continues to surface in the case of Barbara Mancini, the Philladelphia nurse charged with assisted suicide for giving morphine to her 93-year-old, terminally ill father: Why is the Attorney General's Office investing its...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:27 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian investigators said Wednesday that they found drugs and equipment that could be used for spying on board a Greenpeace ship used in a foiled protest against offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic.
Additional charges are expected...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:36 AM
The Schuylkill County criminal case against a woman charged with assisting a suicide keeps getting stickier.
Barbara Mancini, a registered nurse living in Philadelphia, was in Pottsville to care for her dying father at his home and gave him, at his...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:25 PM
"Glee" star Cory Monteith died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use and ingestion of alcohol, according the final report from the British Columbia Coroners Service issued Wednesday.
The report also ruled the 31-year-old's death...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Daniel Radcliffe has been a huge movie star since skyrocketing to worldwide fame as Harry Potter when he was just 11, but that doesn't mean the now 24-year-old can't be floored by new opportunities. He was "incredibly flattered" to be asked by Jon Hamm to...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Season 3 narrowed its focus to Brody and Carrie, both imprisoned by jailers who insist they are only helping.
As the episode opens, we see Brody nearly dead somewhere in a South American forest. His head is shaved and he’s been shot. Yelling in...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:46 AM
The next time you get a mad craving to eat an entire bag of Oreos in one sitting, just blame it on your brain chemistry. Turns out there's a real, scientific reason behind your love for sugary, fatty foods. Researchers at Connecticut College in New London...
| Oct 17, 2013
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Oreo cookies were found to be as addictive as cocaine in a recent study. Our bodies are wired to like sugary, fatty foods, but it's not a habit that can't be kicked, according to New York City Dr. Timothy...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Last week, a police report detailing Tom Foley's1981 arrest on an assault charge following a post-party traffic incident in the Hamptons was uncovered by Courant reporter Jon Lender. Foley's previously stated version of events vary greatly from that of...