| Apr 4, 2014
| 3:42 PM
Suppose nobody votes this year. On Nov. 4 the doors to the polling places are thrown open, and there isn't anyone in line. No absentee ballots are filed. No one litigates, charging either fraud or discrimination, because there weren't any voters.
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:28 PM
Authorities say the killing on March 1, 1976, began after William Bradford Bishop Jr. learned he'd been passed over for a promotion at the State Department earlier in the day.
Bishop had been receiving psychiatric care for depression and suffered from...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 4:11 PM
A 6-year-old was confined in seclusion in his elementary school, a high school student was held face down in a parking lot by a number of adults and another child, placed in seclusion, was told to use a bed pan to urinate.
Over the last three months,...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Pastors and students in Mississippi are putting pressure on Nissan to remain neutral as the United Automobile Workers try to organize a 5,600-worker plant near Jackson. They’re planning marches and protest events with the slogan “Workers'...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 1:02 PM
Looking for a jet-lag cure? A new mathematical model may help you overcome jet lag faster than anyone thought possible.
And scientists need your help to test it out.
A research team from the University of Michigan and Yale University has released a...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:33 AM
This month all eyes are on Sochi — the Russian resort city on the Black Sea that is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. As exciting as it is to cheer on the world’s elite athletes competing in this quadrennial event, let’s be honest:...
| Apr 17, 2014
We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz. Fortune continued to smile by giving us Milt Hinton (1910-2000) and Lee Friedlander (born 1934), two homegrown photographers with unique visual styles but a shared...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Reading the Supreme Court's decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, I couldn't help thinking of Thomas Piketty's controversial new book, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century." Where would Piketty stand on affirmative action?...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:01 PM
At what point does a cyber-attack become an act of war?
My question is prompted by this week's news that a highly sophisticated malware program called Mask has spent the last six years stealing valuable intelligence from supposedly secure government...
| Feb 16, 2014
When Wallace Stevens moved to Hartford from New York in 1916 to work in the insurance business, he was well-known in poetry circles but not yet acclaimed as one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
He had been married for seven years to a woman...
| Feb 23, 2014
Are we inherently a musical state?
At the very least, we seem to have always been a state that likes to sing.
During the Colonial and Revolutionary days, we did most of our singing in church. And we took our church singing very seriously....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Sheryl Sandberg was born bossy.
As a child she commanded her younger brother and sister to follow her around, listen to her monologues, then scream “Right!” when she was finished. For the neighborhood children, she created shows that she...