| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A petite 23-year-old American who sings in Arabic, a language she does not speak, and strums the oud, the Arabic version of the lute, has mesmerized millions from Beirut to Baghdad on "Arabs Got Talent," and sparked controversy across the Middle East as...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Greg Nobile may just be the youngest person on Broadway with a producing credit.
Well, “producer” in the new sense of the word where savvy go-getter bundle the checks of folks who want to invest in a show. And the 21-year-old Branford native...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:20 AM
A message in a bottle, buried 54 years ago under a rock cairn in a remote Arctic valley on Canada’s northernmost island, could well be the last written words from a promising young glaciologist and explorer from Pasadena.
The words from Paul T....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:10 AM
As fans of "Breaking Bad" bade farewell to the critically acclaimed AMC drama series on Sunday evening, its star Bryan Cranston was otherwise engaged far from the show's New Mexico locations, playing President Lyndon B. Johnson in a stage production in...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:25 PM
Dr. Elmer Hoffman, a retired Baltimore surgeon who had been a pioneer in breast cancer surgery and immediate reconstruction and was also an advocate of the use of "super cold surgery" to ease the pain of the terminally ill, died Monday of complications...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:14 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Small and rural U.S. hospitals are most at risk of not satisfying certain federal requirements for using electronic health record systems, according to a new study.
Targeted grants might help the lagging hospitals get up to speed and...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:52 PM
A few years ago in the New Yorker, Tina Fey, in an essay about her time as a writer on “Saturday Night Live,” broke down the show's writing staff into two fundamental groups: “Harvard Boys and Improv People.” The latter (which...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
My cell phone died and I was overdue for a new one on my service contract.
A salesperson in my service provider's store in Cambridge, Mass., where I work, kindly told me that he saw the phone I was looking at in his store at Best Buy for $100 less than...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The third annual legit-focused Gotham symposium, TEDxBroadway, has locked in its 2014 date, with speakers including helmer Diane Paulus, actor Lea DeLaria and Metropolitan Museum of Art exec Sree Sreenivasan among the speakers on tap for the February...
| Oct 6, 2013
Ever since The Baffler left town and Stop Smiling ceased publication, Chicago's small-press scene has been on life support. Now, an indie journal of cultural criticism is poised to fill the void.
This piece first ran in...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Nicholas James Kiladis, a former contracts administrator for the Maryland Transit Administration, died Dec. 25 at Oak Crest, a long-term care facility in Parkville, of complications from a brain injury he suffered in November 2012. He was 79.