| Jun 2, 2014
| 6:22 PM
King Juan Carlos of Spain announced Monday that he would abdicate in favor of his son, sparking fierce public debate over whether the country should allow the crown's passing to another generation or abolish the monarchy.
Tens of thousands of...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Alot of people apparently thought it was a good idea. Five teachers in the Rialto Unified School District developed the program, which was intended to improve the critical thinking skills of eighth-graders. And administrators signed off on it.
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
British PathÃ©, the U.K. newsreel archive company, has uploaded its entire 100-year collection of 85,000 historic films in high resolution to YouTube.
The collection, which spans 1896 to 1976, comprises some 3,500 hours of historical footage of major...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:07 PM
Prince William, Duchess Catherine and their son Prince George have touched down in Australia.
William, 31, the second in line to the British throne, stepped off a Royal Australian Air Force jet carrying him and his family just after 2:35 p.m. Sydney...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Look, I'm not really a Wedding Person. I like a fancy dress and an open bar as much as the next wino, but actually planning a wedding? That's for people with designer shoes and nicely trimmed cuticles, not slobs like me.
Then I got engaged.
| Mar 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"I TIPPED the steward five dollars to seat you here if you came in."
"Is that a proposition?"
"I never discuss love on an empty stomach."
"You've already eaten."
"But you haven't."
That was just a bit of the double-entendre-loaded exchanges between...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"WOMEN MARRY men hoping they will change. Men marry women hoping they will not. So each is inevitably disappointed," said Albert Einstein.
THE GREAT physicist's theory on marital hopes is a nutshell description of the wedlock of Diana Spencer and...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Perhaps you still feel guilty about swiping that towel from the Drake Hotel a decade ago. Or maybe the shame of pinching a custom silver vase still gnaws at you 40 years later.
Either way, the Drake wants to absolve you of your sins.
After nearly a...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"SHE WAS A GIRL who could sell ice to Eskimos!"
That's what a record producer said of Deborah Harry in a documentary about the band Blondie and the making of their breakout album "Parallel Lines."
This was on the Smithsonian Channel. It was the same...
| Mar 31, 2014
| 4:37 PM
By George, the royal baby is getting so big! Prince William and his wife, Catherine, formerly Kate Middleton, have released another family portrait containing their wee prince.
The latest snapshot features George and his family peeking out of their...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:05 AM
He craved more, more and even more stuff.
"I think he went a bit loopy after his wife died," whispered the woman standing next to me as we stood in Sir John Soane's Museum gazing at antiquities dangling from ceilings and perched on the rafters.
| Apr 9, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Last fall marked the 40th anniversary of "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road," Elton John's multiplatinum double album that propelled the singer to superstar status. Featuring some of his most enduring hits, including "Bennie and the Jets," "Candle in the Wind"...