| May 22, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Barefoot Books is a small house based in Cambridge, Mass., that publishes children’s book. As of this week, you can call it “The Mouse that Roared.”
The people who run Barefoot Books are frustrated with the business practices of...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 12:00 PM
AUSTIN, Texas — In Neil Gaiman's passport case, on a scrap of paper beside his green card, are two verses of an unfinished work called "Pirate Stew."
"I assume it's for kids," Gaiman said. "But it's only two verses... and it just sits there, and...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:36 PM
After Philip Slater published "The Pursuit of Loneliness," a 1970 best-seller that delivered a blistering critique of American culture, he moved to California and adopted a lifestyle aimed at avoiding the fate of the fellow citizens he saw as so unhappy....
| Sep 13, 2012
When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted.
And the hope is they'll also be more...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:55 PM
When Diane Lane first arrived at the Goodman Theatre to begin rehearsals for David Cromer's much-anticipated fall production of Tennessee Williams' "Sweet Bird of Youth," someone handed the famous actress — star of such movies as "Rumble Fish,"...
| Sep 18, 2012
The teleplay "I, Don Quixote" captured the attention of theater director Albert Marre in 1959, but not for its intense drama. He "saw it as a musical."
By 1963, Marre was meeting in Palm Springs with the teleplay's author, Dale Wasserman, to sketch out...
| Mar 31, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Paul Williams was returning to his dorm room when a fellow student relayed a message that was radical even for the 1960s: "Hey, Williams! You got a phone call from Bob Dylan."
Not long before, it was Paul Simon who had rung Williams up on the hallway...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 8:30 AM
Hurricane Sandy is bearing down hard on the East Coast. Atlantic City, N.J., casinos have been evacuated. Jersey Shore is abandoned. Some Manhattan streets are starting to flood.
The mega-storm has already smashed through construction sites, shut down...
| May 24, 2013
| 10:40 PM
French composer of modernist music
Henri Dutilleux, 97, a highly regarded French composer of modernist music, died Thursday in Paris, said his publisher, Schott Music. The cause was not given.
Considered one of the most important...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 4:41 PM
The case of Trayvon Martin presents a minefield to a president who has long moved carefully on racial matters, underscoring the unique hazard — and opportunity — President Obama faces whenever the discussion of skin color moves front and...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 9:02 PM
Two of the emerging providers of online college classes, Coursera and edX, are announcing significant expansions in the numbers of campuses that will join their organizations and offer free courses. The high-powered competitors, both founded last year,...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 4:32 PM
The latest edition of America’s Next Top Model is looking to shake things up. After the shocking April announcement that long-time mentor Jay Manuel, judge Nigel Barker and runway coach J. Alexander would not be returning, ANTM Cycle 19 returns with...