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  • Mobile carriers and FCC reach deal to allow smartphone unlocking

    Mobile carriers and FCC reach deal to allow smartphone unlocking
    The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission said a deal has been reached between the agency and mobile carriers that will make smartphone unlocking legal. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said the agreement will ensure customers are allowed to...
  • Back to school: Financial education: Part One

    "Investors have a weak grasp of elementary financial concepts," according to a new report from the Securities Exchange Commission and the Library of Congress that underscores the poor state of financial literacy among Americans. The report finds that many...
  • Films Lure Oscar With Slick Looks, Sharp Design

    In any film, words are just the starting point. As the project moves along, cinematographers, production and costume designers, visual-effects artists and other below-the-line artisans contribute immeasurably to the storytelling, and to the lasting impact...
  • This Beethoven hunter knows the score

    This Beethoven hunter knows the score
    BONN, Germany — The slightest hint that a lost manuscript, letter or personal artifact of the great German composer Ludwig van Beethoven might exist and be available for acquisition is enough to get Michael Ladenburger's adrenaline pumping. The...
  • 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me,' 'Mary Poppins' Join National Film Registry

    "Pulp Fiction," "Roger & Me," "The Magnificent Seven," "Mary Poppins," "Judgment at Nuremberg" and "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" are among 25 films selected by the Library of Congress this year to be added to its National Film Registry. The...
  • 'Mary Poppins' among 25 films added to National Film Registry

    'Mary Poppins' among 25 films added to National Film Registry
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'

    National Film Registry adds 'Mary Poppins,' 'Pulp Fiction,' 'Roger & Me'
    A beloved musical about a magical nanny, an epic about the first astronauts, a silent film with a Native American cast and a sci-fi thriller loosely based on Shakespeare's "The Tempest" are among the 25 motion pictures to join the National Film Registry...
  • Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' score is a gift

    Vince Guaraldi's 'A Charlie Brown Christmas' score is a gift
    The greatest of all holiday specials, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," is on ABC at 8 tonight [Thursday]. (It's also available to stream free via Hulu.) Last year, I wrote about its music, which is some of my favorite music of all time. Unable to restate it...
  • Is this the coolest writer-in-residence program ever?

    Is this the coolest writer-in-residence program ever?
    The Paris Review has teamed up with the Standard East Village so the hotel can offer its first writer-in-residence program next year. For three weeks, the selected writer will get a free stylish hotel room at the Standard in Lower Manhattan. And free...
  • Federal Web presence curtailed by government shutdown

    Federal Web presence curtailed by government shutdown
    WASHINGTON -- Social media users browsing their Twitter feeds Tuesday hoping to see a new space photo from NASA or learn American history facts from the U.S. Capitol account were instead met with blunt messages and apologies. "Sorry, but we won't be...
  • Forward Prize for poetry goes to non-plagiarizing poet

    Forward Prize for poetry goes to non-plagiarizing poet
    The Forward Prize for poetry was thrust into the news last month when a poet withdrew from consideration after it was revealed he had plagiarized some earlier work. The British prize, worth more than $16,000, was presented Tuesday night to Michael...
  • Three memoirs that prove libraries and books save lives

    Three memoirs that prove libraries and books save lives
    Your English teacher and your local librarian are as important in a crisis as a fireman or an ambulance driver. That’s the message to be found inside three recent American memoirs, each written by authors whose lives were saved by literature. In...