| Jul 15, 2011
In trying to give a modern twist to "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan's" bestselling story of women and friendship in 19th century China, director Wayne Wang has been tripped up by his chick-lit tendencies. He should have trusted that author Lisa See's...
| Oct 3, 2010
The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad
Walter R. Borneman
Random House: 408 pp., $28
When the Union Pacific and Central Pacific joined rails on May 10, 1869, it was celebrated as the completion of America's first...
| Nov 13, 2010
The first Stephen King book I ever read was "Different Seasons," a set of four novellas published in 1982. It's a hell of a collection, featuring " Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption," "Apt Pupil" and "The Body," the last of which inspired the 1986...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 7:27 PM
The Mexican drug kingpin was shackled to the railing of a U.S. Coast Guard cutter cruising up the coast of Baja California when he saw a curious sight: A hovering helicopter lowering somebody by rope onto the deck of a nearby boat.
The dangling person...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 11:12 AM
The State Department has concluded that the highly controversial proposal for the Keystone XL pipeline would not have “significant impacts” on the environment, removing a major barrier to the construction of a $7-billion project that would...
| Jan 30, 2011
The Coen brothers' "True Grit," which plays out over rural Arkansas and the Indian Territory of the 1870s, is the duo's highest-grossing film to date, and last week it became the second-most-nominated movie in this year's Oscar race.
Earlier in January,...
| Aug 10, 2011
| 9:23 PM
Penn State's fruitful day in recruiting today now includes prospect No. 15 in the Class of 2012: five-star defensive tackle Tommy Schutt of Glen Ellyn, Ill. Schutt is 6-3, 300, and the sixth-rated D-tackle prospect in the nation, according to......
| Sep 26, 2010
| 4:33 PM
With the Texas Longhorns losing (badly) to UCLA, the Florida Gators have benefitted moving to the seventh spot in this week's AP poll. The top was unchanged with Alabama, Ohio State and Boise State occupying the top three spots. Miami improved to 16 and...
| Sep 25, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The view from a moving car framed by a window is a snapshot many travelers have locked in their memories. Lee Friedlander, well known for his idiosyncratic style of photography, has applied his old tricks to incorporate alternative visuals of......
| Aug 16, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Sports Illustrated set to debut 2011 College Football Preview issue...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Oklahoma grabs top spot in AP preseason top 25 poll...