| May 13, 2011
Q: I recently bought an LG Quantum phone. (You have no idea how hard it was for me to finally give up my reliable RazR-3 ... but I had to.)
Anyway, my grown-up married kids and their friends all have phones that can play "Words With Friends." I wanna...
| Aug 16, 2011
As 2011 dawned, ArLynn Leiber Presser made a New Year's resolution: Somehow, she would get face-to-face with every one of her 325 Facebook friends, over the next 365 days, across three continents.
The reason? In the language of Facebook, "It's...
| Nov 8, 2011
For marriage and family therapist Jaelline Jaffe, couples torn asunder by a third party these days does not necessarily involve the proverbial other woman, or man, but an affair with video gaming.
"It can feel like you're being abandoned if they start...
| Dec 14, 2011
It's a beautiful thing to walk through life in love with words. (Not so beautiful when Words With Friends is the object of your affection, as Alec Baldwin will attest.)
Ejection from American Airlines flights and ensuing Twitter battles notwithstanding,...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 3:45 PM
'Liar & Spy'
By Rebecca Stead
Wendy Lamb Books, $15.99, ages 9-12
The neatest books often begin cryptically. Rebecca Stead's first chapter, titled "The Science Unit of Destiny," begins like this: "There's this totally false map of the human tongue."...
| May 10, 2011
| 9:12 AM
For decades children have gotten enjoyment out of playing video games. Now as technology and interests have evolved game systems aren't just for the young anymore, but also for the young at heart.
Want to get in on the game? Here's what you need to...
| May 26, 2012
We're at Cirque du Soleil on the beach, amazed and giggling and holding hands. It's a children's wonderland. We're not children — my husband and I are in our 40s. But we're having the time of our lives, until we recognize a couple we know across the...
| Nov 14, 2010
I Remember Nothing and Other Reflections
Alfred A. Knopf: 142 pp., $22.95
It's good to be Nora Ephron.
When you're Nora Ephron, you can get Meryl Streep, who once played a fictionalized version of you, to star as Julia Child in your...
| 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 28, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Here's your take-me-to-the-river Tuesday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- Has the housing market bottomed out? Karl Case, co-creator of the S&P/Case-Shiller index, says home prices have finally turned a corner and we can now expect slow......
| Sep 29, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Are the days of knowing the Kindle as a dedicated e-reader over? On Sept. 24, Scrabble for Kindle launched. On Wednesday, the $4.99 Kindle Scrabble -- created by Electronic Arts for Hasbro Inc. -- was the No. 2 bestseller in......
| Mar 1, 2011
| 4:35 PM
A recap of 'Pretty Little Liars,' in which the drama reaches soap opera levels...