Ann Hathaway speaks about preparing for her role in Les Miserables including extreme weight loss measures to fit the part. About Her Role Anne Hathaway, who plays a malnourished prostitute in new flick Les Miserables, has opened up about how she starved herself for the role. The actress shed 25lbs to portray the poverty-stricken […]
Between the Roy* and the Viceroy there is this difference: The Earl of Willingdon on his throne at Delhi can initiate action, decree the most drastic measures—in short, can rule. Last week the return to India of Mahatma Gandhi gave the Viceroy a chance to seem every inch a king.
As a gubernatorial candidate last summer, Georgia Republican Nathan Deal boasted of having backed measures to bar undocumented immigrants from federal health care, and public colleges.
Scraping together $40 billion in spending cuts in a country already shaved to the bone is a tall order.
The men with the poison-filled syringe arrived two days before Li Juan’s due date. They pinned her down on a bed in a local clinic, she says, and drove the needle into her abdomen until it entered the 9-month-old fetus
Who wouldn’t love an easy explanation for autism, the heartbreaking brain disorder whose rates have been rising sharply and mysteriously over the past 30 years? History has served up many possibilities, beginning with a now discredited theory put forward by psychologist Bruno Bettelheim, who famously attributed the condition to uncaring “refrigerator moms.” Today autism is thought to involve a genetic vulnerability that’s triggered by an unknown X factor, or factors, in the environment
When considering the mess that the U.S. and its NATO allies have got themselves into in Libya, it’s helpful to remember the old story of the Irish traveller who asked a farmer for the quickest way to Dublin
From the moment parents absorb the shock that their child may be autistic, they enter a dizzying world of specialists, therapists and, alas, purveyors of snake oil. Getting the right help quickly is paramount, but it is hard to make good decisions when you are in a panic or fighting despair
Fed action may hurt more than help The Federal Open Market Committee, which meets Nov. 2-3, is all but certain to announce renewed measures intended to boost the economy. Specifically, the Fed will engage in another round of bond-buying, snapping up government debt with newly created money. It is hardly a secret this is coming; […]