| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:00 PM
A handful of recent movies have served up sections of the life of 20th century kung fu master Ip Man, whose teachings, like the proverbial Velvet Underground myth about rock bands, spawned a generation's worth of martial artists (including Bruce Lee)....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 1:12 PM
Not content with just being a chop-socky princess, Ziyi Zhang has also tackled producing and playing a rom-com sweetheart. Her "Sophie's Revenge," which saw a limited U.S. run in 2009, proved such a box-office and critical hit in China that it has now...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 4:53 PM
NEW YORK — For a night, it was like the good old days on Wall Street.
Bankers and traders in dark suits flocked to a Times Square blues lounge to sip cocktails and catch up after work. What made this gathering different was what was on the marquee...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Mike Trout takes a vicious swing at a 91-mph fastball and an earsplitting crack echoes through the Tampa Bay Rays' domed stadium. The drive screams off his bat at 112 mph and travels 458 feet, the longest home run this season at Tropicana Field.
| Sep 25, 2013
| 11:29 AM
After the drama, comes the music.
Monday night, the Metropolitan Opera threw an opening night gala that will be mostly remembered for its offstage dramatics: a celebrity director who couldn’t oversee her staging of Tchaikovsky’s “...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:21 PM
Black Americans paid much closer attention to George Zimmerman's trial than white Americans did, according to a new survey from the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press.
It wasn't difficult to follow the murder case against Zimmerman, who...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Like one long viral video, Taiwanese pop star (and movie multi-hyphenate) Jay Chou's "The Rooftop" is a bullet train to bananasville, its tonal eccentricities sure to wear out even the most dedicated connoisseur of silly cinema. Writer-director Chou's...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Since its 1954 inception, the ACC basketball tournament has never strayed outside North Carolina in consecutive seasons. But the lure of New York could change that, Commissioner John Swofford said during a wide-ranging interview Monday.
Relaxed as we...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Take the sex out of "Sex and the City" and transplant the action to Shanghai, and you'll have Guo Jinming's squeaky-clean "Tiny Times," in which four friends with a love of fur dresses and impossible heels swoon over boys. In deference to its...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In less than a week, more than 2,000 prisoners, many of them Islamic militants trained by Al Qaeda, have been broken out of detention in Iraq, Libya and Pakistan in spectacularly violent raids.
The spree of suicide bombings and rocket fire that has...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 8:48 AM
Three-year-old Ava McKelvey of Mt. Airy, who has Down syndrome, and her baby brother, Michael, are about to be famous, with a photo of the pair set to appear on a giant screen in New York City's Times Square to kick off Down Syndrome Awareness Month,...