| Jul 19, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Much to English teacher Ed Raines' surprise, his students had never heard Puccini's soaring melodies that inspired David Henry Hwang's "M. Butterfly," nor the way Louis Armstrong could make a trumpet talk in Ralph Ellison's "Invisible Man."
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:26 PM
The most decorated of Olympians enters the room without fanfare. Wearing a black cap tucked low, he quickly sits with his legs crossed, feet peeking out from underneath a "USA Swimming" tablecloth, as he shifts in a sagging plastic chair.
He has done...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 4:30 AM
LONDON -- Sebastian Coe, who has been the favorite to succeed as chairman of the BBC's governing body, the BBC Trust, has withdrawn from the race.
Coe, who masterminded the London 2012 Olympics and is chairman of the British Olympic Assn., told the Daily...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Germany's 7-1 trouncing of host country Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinals Tuesday registered as the most-discussed sporting game ever on Twitter, with 35.6 million tweets posted worldwide during the match, and generated record activity on...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Oscar Pistorius on Friday was convicted of culpable homicide by a South African judge who found him negligent in firing four gunshots into a locked toilet cubicle in his home last year, killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
Pistorius, who was acquitted of...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 4:37 PM
JOHANNESBURG -- Eighteen months ago, when he granted Oscar Pistorius bail after the killing of his girlfriend, South African magistrate Desmond Nair noted a number of "improbabilities" in the Olympic and Paralympic star's account of the shooting....
| Sep 5, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Dawn Branch Works presents "Variations," a performance of contemporary-dance works featuring special guests and a sneak peek of new work developed by the company's artistic director, Dawn Branch.
"Variations" includes a silent auction and wine...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Zaha Hadid, an award-winning architect known for futuristic designs, sued The New York Review of Books and the architecture critic Martin Filler on Thursday over alleged defamatory statements about her in a recent book review.
Hadid, who was born in...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:25 AM
The old man acquitted himself well.
The teen phenom did it again.
So went a chilly, rainy day two of the Pan Pacific Championships in Southport, Australia, where Michael Phelps put himself on next year’s World Championships team in the 100-meter...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:52 PM
NEWARK, Del. — Not only have his former UConn players grown accustomed to his face, but everything about Geno Auriemma's manner and method seems indelibly entrenched years later.
"I found that I hear him in my head when I'm playing, even though he'...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
More than any festival outside the Asian region, Toronto serves up the widest range of contemporary Asian cinema each year.
The festival can perhaps thank the city's multi-cultural makeup: Toronto has significant Indian and East Asian populations. And...