10/16/2013 12:03amSecrets abound in America, but none on the scale as those revealed in the pages of Charles Soule's "Letter 44," a series where humanity finds the stars hold not just ambition, but a threat kept hidden.
10/16/2013 12:20amThe South Korean Christians kidnapped by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2007 returned home to not just relief but outrage, rapped for engaging in zealous missionary activity in the Islamic country in defiance of government warnings and forcing South Korea to negotiate for their release.
10/16/2013 5:17amShe's one of the most prodigiously gifted singers of her generation, but Jamie Barton has yet to tackle the leading operatic roles she was born to perform. Instead, for now she's playing a "waiting game."
10/16/2013 5:24amLegendary composer John Kander is standing in a hallway at the Vineyard Theatre when he spots an unusual opportunity.
10/16/2013 7:04amSupermodel Iman didn't plan on becoming a prominent voice for black models and entrepreneurs, but since it happened that way, she'll use the pulpit she's been given.
10/16/2013 7:53amFor a series that has sold 5 million copies and is poised to become a major motion picture franchise, Veronica Roth's "Divergent" had humble beginnings.
10/16/2013 7:55amWhat's black and white and orange all over? Creative Halloween decorations made out of newspaper.
10/16/2013 9:16amChiwetel Ejiofor arrived, he thought, prepared for the first day of shooting "12 Years a Slave." To play Solomon Northup, a free man from upstate New York who was kidnapped and sold into slavery and who later chronicled his experience in a book, Ejiofor had studied Northup's memoir, visited plantations and learned how to, as Northup did, play the violin.
10/16/2013 12:00pmBritons sometimes make fun of the French for feasting on frog. But now a new discovery suggests their prehistoric ancestors may have had a taste for toad.
10/16/2013 12:12pmElton John honored Hillary Rodham Clinton for her work to help those affected by HIV and AIDS at an annual event for his foundation.
10/16/2013 1:08pmThe South by Southwest Music Festival released its first list of artists for 2014 on Wednesday, featuring acts ranging from New Orleans rapper Vockah Redu to Texas country singer Rodney Crowell and Swedish rock band INVSN.
10/16/2013 1:13pmA play about four people who share the same last name is coming to Broadway with some awfully big names attached.
10/16/2013 1:39pmThe Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has approved publication of a book by an agent who told Congress about the agency's failed gun smuggling sting operation "Fast and Furious."
10/16/2013 2:07pmA Delta flight bound for Detroit has returned to Greenville, S.C., after a report of the smell of smoke inside the plane.
10/16/2013 2:25pmIt's bad enough that so few people outside Brazil know much about the country's cuisine. But Alex Atala finds it particularly galling that even at home it rarely gets the respect it deserves.
10/16/2013 2:47pmA book deal, tabloid attention and now a new television show _ it's a busy time in the public eye for 25-year-old Ronan Farrow.
10/16/2013 3:04pmEver suspect you do more housework than your spouse? Or that certain tasks at work raise your blood pressure? Maybe you wonder why you're sneezing more lately, or if carbs are really what is making you tired after lunch?
10/16/2013 3:07pmTo make the world safer for pets, Lindsey Wolko had to design an indestructible dog.
10/16/2013 4:09pmEnterprise Rent-A-Car is taking a leap into the motorcycle business with a new, Las Vegas-based fleet of Harley-Davidsons.
10/16/2013 4:14pmNothing much interferes with "South Park" lampooning its targets.
10/16/2013 5:29pmThe decision to hold the world-renowned Prague Writers' Festival in western Pennsylvania isn't as unlikely as it seems, considering the festival's home base was once the capital of a nation born 95 years ago in a Loyal Order of Moose lodge in Pittsburgh.
10/16/2013 5:47pmJudi Dench has been serenaded by firefighters as she arrived for the London premiere of her latest film.
10/16/2013 6:12pmWilliam Shakespeare's romantic tragedy "Romeo an d Juliet" easily lends itself to modern interpretations, with its ageless story of young lovers forever trapped in their cycle of doom.
10/16/2013 7:03pmAretha Franklin says "the side effects were rough" from her treatment for an undisclosed condition.
10/16/2013 7:07pmVeteran character actor Ed Lauter, whose long, angular face and stern bearing made him an instantly recognizable figure in scores of movies and TV shows during a career that stretched across five decades, died Wednesday. He was 74.
10/16/2013 8:27pmFacebook is now allowing teenagers to share their posts on the social network with anyone on the Internet, raising the risks of minors leaving a digital trail that could lead to trouble.
10/16/2013 8:43pmA baggage handler arrested after dry ice bombs exploded at Los Angeles International Airport planted the three devices out of personal curiosity, police said Wednesday.