| May 9, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Much has happened to the planet since 1984, and now Google has come up with a way to have a spectacular, bird's-eye view of the changes.
In partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey, NASA and Time magazine, Google has put together a website that...
| Sep 19, 2012
Lest you get the idea that language lovers are a bunch of rule-following prigs, we bring you a special "Grammarians Gone Wild" edition of Words Work.
A person can only trip over the spellings of "leisure" and "weird" and "seize" so many times before a...
| May 31, 2012
Since the release of the May 21 issue of Time magazine — the one with an attractive if rather indignant-looking young motherbreast-feeding a nearly 4-year-old child on the cover — much of the country has been abuzz with both admiration and...
| Jul 19, 2012
I recently attended a lecture by a distinguished man of letters. A poet, novelist, playwright and literary critic, this man also edits journals, directs literary festivals, collaborates on documentary projects, teaches full time at a university and is...
| Aug 16, 2012
Helen Gurley Brown, legendary editor of Cosmopolitan and doyenne of stiletto-heeled self-empowerment, died Monday at 90. The author of "Sex and the Single Girl," Brown was widely credited for revolutionizing the precepts of women's media, transforming a...
| Sep 5, 2012
Your daughter spends 45 minutes each way on the bus to middle school. Is there a way for her to minimize the boredom?
(from our panel of staff contributors)
Books. Really good ones. Maybe agree to buy her extra ones if she reads a certain...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Everybody remember where we left off in April? Maddie stumbled. Chloe soared. Abby bent over, let us see her shake her tail feathers — then hightailed it outta Jersey in shame. Everybody good? Before we begin, quick moment of silence for Hubby Rik...
| May 8, 2012
| 4:35 PM
Maurice Sendak, the children's book illustrator and author whose unsentimental approach to storytelling revolutionized the genre and whose best-known tale was the dark fantasy “Where the Wild Things Are,” has died. He was 83. Sendak, who...
| May 11, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Though the official general election season is still months away, your television is likely overrun with incendiary ads and partisan discourse that drive you nuts. But before you turn on that “news” program that makes you feel so much better,...
| May 23, 2012
| 4:35 PM
I have raised one child who is now a 24 year old woman working in Washington D.C. With that information, I have to tell you …...
| May 13, 2012
| 4:37 PM
NBC renews the low-rated news magazine "Rock Center."...