| May 10, 2014
| 6:30 PM
LONDON -- The Eurovision Song Contest, which played to a TV audience of more than 120 million Saturday, was won by bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst.
Wurst said: "This night is dedicated to everyone who believes in a future of peace and...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Six Flags Great America will launch the latest salvo in the ongoing wooden coaster war this summer with the addition of a steel-wood hybrid aimed squarely at dethroning the reigning king and knocking the heir apparent down a notch.
Set to debut at the...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Glenn Close will star in the title role of "The Wife," based on Meg Wolitzer's novel about a marriage collapsing during a journey to Scandinavia.
The film will be directed by Swedish director Bjorn Runge and shot in Sweden next winter and spring....
| May 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
One-year-old Versatile, the Paris-based sales company headed by Pape Boye and Violaine Pichon, has closed a slew of sales on two flagship titles on its first-year slate: Supernatural thriller "Abattoir," helmed by Darren Lynn Bousman, director of "Saw II,...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Great Recession that began in late 2007 resulted in about 12,940 suicides in North America and Europe -- and many of them could have been prevented, researchers said Wednesday.
As far back as 1897, French sociologist Emile Durkheim observed the link...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:33 PM
For people with severe psychiatric illness, taking an antipsychotic medication appears to drive down the risk of engaging in criminal violence, a large study has found. And for patients diagnosed with bipolar disorder, a mood-stabilizing medication has...
| May 30, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Tom Rob Smith's fourth novel, "The Farm," opens with a vivid conflict: A Londoner named Daniel receives a phone call from his father with troubling news. "Your mum's in hospital," the older man says. "She's been committed." Then the phone rings again...
| May 19, 2014
| 5:15 AM
Massenet's "Thaïs," which reached Los Angeles Opera for the first time Saturday night, may be an antique French opera. But it's an exotic, erotic antique concerning an alluring courtesan in decadent 4th century Alexandria. She inflames desire in a...
| May 19, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Ikea, the home furnishings store of choice for college dorms and bachelor pads around the world, is creating a new museum that is expected to open in the fall of 2015. The company will turn its first store in Älmhult, Sweden into a museum that will...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:06 PM
The Chicago Blackhawks didn't wait till the end of the Stanley Cup Final to make a personnel move, agreeing to terms Tuesday on a one-year-deal with center Dennis Rasmussen.
Rasmussen, 23, had a productive season while playing with Växjö of the...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Europe has a special worry about a broken, uncaring economy.
Things rip apart. More and more people fall into desperation. Some of them decide it's the fault of immigrants. Or homosexuals. Or . . .
"Today, Nazi influences are growing in Europe for the...