Superstition times 3
Get ready for superstition — times three. Today is the first of three Friday the 13ths this year.
One hundred years ago this spring, Hollywood came of age in a blaze of wonder and fury.
The world's biggest online social network said Thursday that it will now let users pick someone who can manage their account after they die. Previously, the accounts were "memorialized" after death, or locked so that no one could log in.
Whether or not you're one of the 100 million who bought, and presumably read, E L James' kinky book, the buzz alone surrounding this "Twilight" fan fiction turned international phenomenon is enough to pique the interest of a rock. "Fifty Shades of Grey" is inherently spectacle.
In celebration of the lives touched by the Special Learning Center in its 30-year history, the annual Moments of Magic fundraiser will feature the performances of current and former students.
“Saturday Night Live,” which has never shied from self-congratulation with countless best-of, holiday and anniversary shindigs, is doing it again, big-time.
As full disclosure in discussing NBC's new miniseries "The Slap," I must say that, as a youngster, I got the occasional whack for misbehaving. From my wonderful parents. From a loving uncle or grandmother. From grade-school teachers. From who-knows-who-else I may have since forgotten.
None of this year’s Oscar nominees can safely say a win is in the bag. But swag is surely in the bag for all of the nominees, who’ll receive dozens of lovely parting gifts — from Dove antiperspirant ($5.49) to a $20,000 astrological reading — worth more than $125,000.
"It's What I Do" (Penguin Press), by Lynsey Addario
Photojournalists, particularly the ones who repeatedly cover war zones, have a reputation for being tough, fearless, sometimes cavalier and repeatedly lucky in a way that defies logic. So, it's striking the number of times Lynsey Addario writes in her memoir, "It's What I Do," how often she was scared or had had enough of the misery she was assigned to cover.
Dish Network’s online television service, Sling TV, debuted Monday with AMC, sports and other additions to its previously announced lineup.
NBC announced Tuesday that it is suspending Brian Williams as "Nightly News" anchor and managing editor for six months without pay for misleading the public about his experiences covering the Iraq War.
Comedy Central says that Jon Stewart will leave "The Daily Show" as host later this year.
Smartphones and tablets have been pushing the personal computer aside, thanks in part to popular apps made by mobile-first entrepreneurs like Flipboard CEO Mike McCue. Just don't tell McCue the desktop is dead.
"The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money" (Harper), by Ron Lieber
Money can be a touchy subject for people of all income levels, but a new book on the importance of teaching kids to handle their finances suggests parents stop avoiding the topic and start talking turkey.