| Mar 4, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Justin Kaplan, an author and cultural historian who wrote a definitive, Pulitzer Prize-winning biography of Mark Twain and spiced the popular canon as general editor of Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, has died. He was 88.
Kaplan died Sunday at Mount...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:34 AM
Greg Nobile may just be the youngest person on Broadway with a producing credit.
Well, “producer” in the new sense of the word where savvy go-getter bundle the checks of folks who want to invest in a show. And the 21-year-old Branford native...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 5:20 AM
A message in a bottle, buried 54 years ago under a rock cairn in a remote Arctic valley on Canada’s northernmost island, could well be the last written words from a promising young glaciologist and explorer from Pasadena.
The words from Paul T....
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:44 AM
Zachary Quinto, known for his turn as Spock in the "Star Trek" reboots, made his Broadway debut in Tennessee Williams' semi-autobiographical classic "The Glass Menagerie."
Quinto stars as restless son Tom alongside Cherry Jones as Southern belle and...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Besides its all-inclusive historical sweep — from the first African to set foot in the New World to the first African American to occupy the White House — what distinguishes Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s new series, "The African Americans: Many...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
If you dine out regularly in large metropolitan areas, odds are excellent you will eventually encounter a famous person sitting nearby. My recent celebrity sightings include Chris Noth from "The Good Wife" and "Sex and the City" in a Manhattan tavern, Jay...
| Sep 22, 2013
Jhumpa Lahiri, who at 46 has already won a Pulitzer Prize (for her first book, the 1999 story collection "Interpreter of Maladies"), and was recently shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize (for her new novel, "The Lowland"), does a number of things...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 11:55 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Evidence is still shaky on whether ditching the sneakers and hitting the streets barefoot will help runners avoid injuries, a new review concludes.
Despite the "media craze" surrounding the potential benefits of barefoot...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 10:57 AM
Baby, it’s cold outside, especially if you’re stuck in the mounds of snow currently blanketing much of the East Coast.
But while airlines are canceling flights and schools are rescheduling classes, retailers are treating the storm as another...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:45 AM
Controversy of one kind or another has dogged "Porgy and Bess" since its Broadway premiere in 1935.
Just the fact that George Gershwin's first real stab at grand opera debuted on Broadway rather than the Metropolitan Opera, which had initially...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 8:09 AM
You want to know the best thing about the Chicago Pedway? It's not that, despite this Polar Vortex winter, you can cover almost 40 city blocks on the Pedway without ever stepping foot outside. It's not that the Pedway began modestly in 1951 and now...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 11:48 AM
Did the James Beard Foundation voters pay attention to the Time magazine controversy? After that publication projected a pantheon of Gods of Food that was distinctively all-male, almost half of the first-round nominees for outstanding chef in the 2014 JBF...