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Attorney: Robin Williams’s wife wants his wedding tuxedo

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

The wife and adult children of Robin Williams agreed yesterday to meet outside court to try to resolve their dispute over a tuxedo he was married in, photographs taken on his 60th birthday and other items belonging to the late actor. San Francisco Superior Court Judge Andrew Cheng told lawyers for both sides during a hearing to meet before April …

Who is Trevor Noah, and how will he do as Jon Stewart’s ‘Daily Show’ replacement?

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Um . . . who? That was the question for a lot of people when Comedy Central told the New York Times that Trevor Noah …

End of ‘Mad Men,’ but show’s relics find new life at museum

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Don Draper is making his exit with Mad Men this year, but his image as a 1960s advertising man will live on at the Smithsonian …

NBC News’s boss wants to better MSNBC

Sunday, March 29, 2015

As he returns to run the NBC News Group, Andy Lack faces one of the same puzzles he tried to solve a decade and a half ago: how to make MSNBC work. While he was gone, MSNBC changed …

Getting retribution over childhood bullies

Sunday, March 29, 2015

What becomes of bullies when they grow up? Do they evolve into decent, kind human beings, or does their capacity for malice grow along with their bodies? Allen Kurzweil explores this issue – and much more – in …

Running group has built camaraderie, pressed through the brutal winter months

Sunday, March 29, 2015

There are runners who log hundreds of road miles from April through November and then move indoors, to sweat out the cold remaining months on a strip of spinning black rubber. There are others who simply shelve their …

Big data

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Even if we aren’t certain what to make of big data, we all know that it’s, well, big. The phrase is suddenly everywhere, tripping off the tongue in domains from marketing to management to medicine. Newly massive and …

‘In Manchuria’ doesn’t live up to its promises

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The title of this book was so promising. An American writer who speaks Chinese settled in a rural village in a region that’s often overlooked by the parade of books about modern China. Here was someone exploring the …

Harlan Coben delivers with ‘The Stranger’

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Harlan Coben rolls out compelling tales set in suburbia where secrets buried underneath the facade of a happy life threaten to destroy families and neighborhoods. Rarely can an author grab a reader from the first sentence, but Coben …

Heartrending and warm

Sunday, March 29, 2015

When Scott Simon began tweeting pain, love and conversation from his mother’s deathbed in an intensive-care unit in July 2013, he turned personal grief into collective emotion. Sharing painful moments and insights – “I just realized: she once …

Misfits weave through others’ lives

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Assemble a group of wildly different characters – young and old, rich and poor, black and white, gay and straight. Throw them together – on an L.A. highway (Crash), in a steamy Southern city (Nashville), or in Times …

Is the internet giving us ADHD?

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tell me if this scenario sounds familiar: You get into work. You’re feeling productive. You’ve powered through approximately three emails/order forms/whatever qualifies as progress in your particular industry when – BAM – your best friend signs onto Gchat and sends you a video of a dachshund puppy getting …

The newest fitness trend: Mixing it up

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The latest workout crazes promise to stimulate your brain and your muscles in new ways with barre plies in the air (think aerial ballet), dance cardio (think a night out) or a killer routine modeled after a popular …