| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Amid the bedlam, terror and despair, we must focus on this. We must never forget this: Goodness still abounds. Courage is plentiful. People can be, and often are, heroes.
As the surreal video of the Boston Marathon bombing looped over and over on TV, I,...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder has been on psychiatry's books for just 23 years, and before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, no one ever entertained the possibility that watching disturbing images of trauma on TV could give rise to the disorder....
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:45 AM
The government shutdown won't shut down the New York City Marathon, but it could shift things around a little.
Race organizers are working on a plan to move the event's staging area, currently set for Fort Wadsworth, a federally operated facility on...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 5:31 PM
One moment sums up the festivities in Boston on Saturday: Amid screams and cheering crowds dressed in red, the Red Sox's Jonny Gomes carefully placed the gilded World Series Trophy on the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and draped over it a "Boston...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 10:44 PM
BOSTON — At the end of the fourth inning Wednesday night, the Boston Police Department issued a statement reporting that the bars in the Kenmore Square area were filled and telling people without game tickets to leave the area.
The sense of...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Anxious employees had many questions as they gathered in movie theater seats for a security briefing on their first day back to work at The Mall in Columbia since a deadly weekend shooting: How can workers spot threats? Are there enough security cameras?...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:27 PM
James Taylor tried something new before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday night: a sort of mash-up of the real national anthem and the unofficial one, "America the Beautiful." Alas, not on purpose, it appears.
The folk-pop icon took to the mike...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:09 AM
The wounded man in one of the most memorable photos of the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing, Jeff Bauman, will publish a book in April 2014, on the event's anniversary.
Grand Central will publish the book, the New York Times' Julie Bosman...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 8:23 AM
A day after the Washington Navy Yard mass shooting, Jon Stewart delivered a scathing critique of CNN's coverage of the event, arguing that sloppy, speculative reporting has become as depressingly predictable as these bloody rampages.
"For every all too...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Charles Manson's girlfriend can't be too happy about this. She's all like "Charlie and I are going to get married." But Charlie's all like, No, we're not.
Meanwhile, all the single guys on planet Earth are like: "Charles Manson has a girlfriend?!?"...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:48 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said that Sunday’s Chicago Marathon will remain an enjoyable event for runners and spectators despite beefed up security in response to the Boston Marathon bombing.
Emanuel today pointed to the success of other large lakefront...