| Jun 25, 2014
With July 4th just a couple of days away, most Americans worth their barbecue sauce are thinking of the backyard grill. If it isn't a family gathering, Independence Day will be an occasion to get together with friends for some grilled pulled pork,...
| Jul 13, 2014
The discovery of a tiny microbe inside a rabbit's gut wooed Jennifer Holmgren away from the company where she had worked for 23 years and into the arms of a little known startup, LanzaTech New Zealand Limited.
This wasn't just any microbe.
Inside a test...
| Jul 11, 2014
Catherine Lacey's debut novel explores that deeply human question — for many, a passing thought; for others, more nagging: "What if I were to suddenly change the course of my life?" Stuck in routines that feel rote or relationships withering on...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 5:28 PM
"Beyond the Edge," an exhaustive (and sometimes exhausting) look at the first successful ascent of Mt. Everest, premiered last year at the Toronto International Film Festival, pegged to the 60th anniversary of the feat.
Its late arrival in theaters...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In the fullness of time, in the country of New Zealand, it occurred to James Griffin and Rachel Lang that what their country needed was a television series in which four brothers and their cousin, who is really their grandfather, were the human...
| Jun 1, 2014
The commercial opens with a car whipping around a corner. The boilerplate adland disclaimer in tiny type on the bottom of the screen — "Professional driver. Closed course." — has become so familiar over the years that we know what it says...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Matching the increasingly international reach of Broadway fare, the 2014 Tony Awards ceremony will be broadcast live in more than 30 countries around the world.
With a starry cast of presenters and performers led by Hugh Jackman, this year's kudofest...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:56 PM
The real estate industry is fond of saying that "all real estate is local," but I don't buy it. To wit, recent dispatches from around the world that clog my inbox and constantly remind me of how boring my own everyday life is, by comparison:
What a way...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Sigourney Weaver will return to James Cameron's trio of "Avatar" sequels as a new character.
Cameron and 20th Century Fox made the announcement Monday, noting that Weaver's Gracey Augustine character perished in 2009′s "Avatar."
"Sigourney and I...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:35 AM
Here’s a fare to London that may put a smile on your face -- especially in light of summer fares that are hovering at the $1,500 range.
Air New Zealand is offering a $979 round trip from LAX, including all taxes and fees. It isn't for prime summer...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 12:30 AM
SHANGHAI -- Village Roadshow Pictures Asia and Warner Bros. Pictures are to co-finance and co-produce 3-D Chinese fantasy film "Zhong Kui: Snow Girl And The Dark Crystal."
The film is now in production and is produced by Desen International Media. It...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Charles F. Farthing, a physician who was at the forefront of care for HIV/AIDS patients and who drew attention to the need for an AIDS vaccine by announcing his willingness to inject himself, has died. He was 60.
Farthing, who collapsed in a Hong Kong...