As one of the millions of Americans who don’t like falafel, I feel somewhat chagrined today. Like many of my countrymen, I made a series of mistakes, errors of perception that drove me further into the darkness
When an earthquake-triggered tsunami cascaded into this tiny island in late September, the result was 34 lives lost and untold millions in property damage.
In the Lexicon of Clichés to describe characters accused of a despicable act, “He was once on a reality show” is the new “Neighbors say he was quiet and kept to himself.” Today the idea of a mad loner silently avoiding attention seems like a quaint throwback. In August, a VH1 dating-show contestant was charged with the murder of his ex-wife, then committed suicide
A bomb detonated in the border city of Peshawar on Friday, killing at least 11 people one day after a series of deadly militant attacks rocked Pakistan. The optimism reflected what the company said was an across-the-board recovery in online advertising, with even the struggling financial services sector showing a return to growth.
Google Wave, a product that promises to revolutionize online communication, will go out to about 100,000 beta testers Wednesday.
Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece the "Mona Lisa" was attacked with a mug earlier this month, but the world’s most famous painting — protected by thick glass — emerged with its enigmatic smile undimmed. French police say a woman “not in her senses” lobbed the mug at the 500-year-old painting, which hangs in the Louvre gallery in Paris.
A first-edition Harry Potter book was sold for about $19,000, according to an auction house in Dallas, Texas. The soft-cover book was one of 200 copies printed and is a rarity compared with later editions of the popular series that were printed in the millions, the Heritage Auction Galleries said. The book, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” includes an autograph from author J.K