| Aug 24, 2011
| 10:34 PM
"Nanotechnology," observes Colin Quinn at the start of his whip-smart Broadway solo show, "can stop a global plague. But we still need guards at the zoo."
As the Wednesday night audience at the Broadway Playhouse was first trying to follow that remark,...
| Feb 24, 2011
In 2008, the committee that oversees the Oscars' foreign-language film category came under withering criticism for avoiding risky movies. Romania's "4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days," a frank account of a young girl's illegal abortion, wasn't nominated, nor...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 10:34 AM
| Mar 3, 2011
There's an imaginary border that crosses through the South of France and northern Italy, angling through Greece and Turkey toward the Middle East. Call it the olive oil line -- to the north, the cuisines are flavored with butter and other oils; to the...
| Mar 2, 2011
There's an imaginary border that crosses through the South of France and northern Italy, angling through Greece and Turkey toward the Middle East. Call it the olive oil line — to the north, the cuisines are flavored with butter and other oils; to...
| Jun 15, 2011
| 9:17 AM
| Jun 9, 2011
| 2:00 AM
On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation.
• His constituents still like...
| May 15, 2012
| 4:38 AM
Francois Hollande is sworn in Tuesday as France's new president. Hollande, who succeeds Nicolas Sarkozy, is France's first president from the Socialist Party in 17 years....
| May 13, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Violent clashes apparently linked to the conflict in neighboring Syria broke out overnight in the Lebanese city of Tripoli, leaving at least four people dead, including a soldier, resident said Sunday....
| May 13, 2012
| 4:37 AM
Greece's president began a last-ditch effort Sunday to broker a deal for a coalition government after last week's inconclusive elections. The financially ailing nation is without a government at a time when it most needs one....
| Oct 16, 2011
Silvio Berlusconi, Italy's impossible prime minister, has committed almost every sin that modern politics affords. He entertains barely-of-age girls as overnight guests and brags about it. He appoints business cronies and television starlets to government...