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Gay Republicans Still Look For Romney's Support

Saturday, May 12, 2012

One group watching Mitt Romney's position on same-sex marriage closely is the Log Cabin Republicans, a group that advocates for gay rights. Founder Rich Tafel says the presumptive GOP...

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'Hot Dog' Meets 'Bun': Famous Food Discoveries

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Some of the most popular culinary creations — Granny Smith apples, Caesar salad and nachos — are products of fortuitous discoveries. Josh Chetwynd's new book, How the Hot Dog Found It...


Romney Backs Extension Of Student Loan Relief

Monday, April 23, 2012

Mitt Romney on Monday endorsed the idea of extending a law that curbs interest rates paid by some recipients of federal student loans, a cause that President Obama has made a campaign issue.


N.Y. Preschool Starts DNA Testing For Admission

Sunday, April 01, 2012

For years, New York parents have been applying to preschools even before their youngsters are born. That's not new, but the approach one prestigious pre-school on the Upper West Side is.

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Trayvon's Father: We Don't Want 'An Eye For An Eye'

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Trayvon Martin's parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, visited Capitol Hill this week to meet with Democratic leaders. While in Washington, D.C., Tracy Martin spoke about the case...


Cooking Everything? Bittman Gets Back To 'Basics'

Monday, March 19, 2012

In his new book, How to Cook Everything: The Basics, Mark Bittman explains with careful instructions and 1,000 colorful photos how to stock your pantry, how to dice vegetables, which knives you should buy — and to really get back to basics — how to boil water. He also includes ...


Troops' Mental Health: How Much Is Unknown?

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Service members are generally screened before, during and after deployment. But the Army lacks reliable diagnostic tools, according to former Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Chiarelli....

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Earworms: Why That Song Gets Stuck In Your Head

Monday, March 12, 2012

Chances are, you've fallen victim to earworms — pesky songs or melodies that get stuck in your head and just won't get out.

Research suggests that there may be psychological reasons why some songs are more likely to stick, including memory triggers, emotional states and even stress. Some researchers ...


'Broadway': A Mother's Wistful Quest For Stardom

Sunday, March 04, 2012

For most people, taking in a Broadway show offers the chance to take a few hours and depart from reality into a more exciting, glamorous world. But for Miriam Bluestein, Broadway is more than just an alternate world. It's a permanent refuge from the rest of her life.

In his ...


I'm Just Sayin': There Are Anachronisms In 'Downton'

Monday, February 13, 2012

PBS's hit series Downton Abbey has been praised for its subtle and witty dialogue. But a few anachronisms have slipped into the characters' conversations, and spotting them has become a hobby for many fans.

Linguist Ben Zimmer, executive producer of Visual Thesaurus and language columnist for the Boston Globe, talked ...


A Year After Mubarak, Where Does Egypt Stand?

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Egypt has faced deteriorating security and a surge in crime since the popular uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak a year ago. The country's military rulers have yet to transfer power t...


An Understudy Turned Star Shines On The Met Stage

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Jay Hunter Morris has become a surprise hit as Siegfried, the Norse hero in Wagner's Ring Cycle — widely considered one of the most challenging roles in opera.


The Mona Lisa's Twin Painting Discovered

Thursday, February 02, 2012

The Mona Lisa is one of the most enigmatic and iconic pieces of Western art. It has inspired countless copies, but one replica at the Madrid's Museo del Prado is generating its own buzz: Conservators say that it was painted at the same time as the original — and possibly ...


'Consent' Asks: Who Owns The Internet?

Monday, January 30, 2012

While the Internet may aid the spread of democracy, democracy doesn't necessarily mean a free and open Internet. In her new book Consent of the Networked: The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom, Rebecca MacKinnon, senior fellow at the New America Foundation and co-founder of Global Voices, a citizen media network, ...


'The Bark Side' Tells Of Super Bowl Ads To Come

Sunday, January 22, 2012

How do you top last year's mini-Darth Vader Super Bowl ad? Use the Force. And several barking dogs. That's not all it takes for success, though, so one ad agency is breaking from the pack — again.


A 'Guitar Zero' Finds It's Not Too Late To Learn Music

Sunday, January 22, 2012

When it comes to learning an instrument, children have the edge in many respects. Using himself as a guinea pig, psychology professor Gary Marcus resolved to find out whether nonmusic...


Will The Show Go On At New York City Opera?

Friday, January 13, 2012

The struggling company says it's surviving "one day at a time." But after failed mediation with its unions and a lockout in place, the clock is running out.


Why America's Spies Struggle To Keep Up

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

In Intel Wars, historian Matthew Aid details how bureaucratic policies and a glut of raw data have weakened the intelligence community in its war against would-be terrorists.


What Makes Newton-John Get 'Physical' At The Gym

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

No, Olivia Newton-John doesn't work out to her own anthem about exercise. That would be weird.


Photojournalist Eve Arnold Dies At 99

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Photographer Eve Arnold died Wednesday, just a few months shy of her 100th birthday. Arnold is best known for her intimate portraits of both the rich and famous — including Marilyn Monroe, Malcolm X and Joan Crawford — and of the down and out.

As Robert Capa, one of the ...