12/04/2013 1:06amTo say that new academic standards have yielded strange bedfellows would be an understatement.
12/04/2013 1:26amThe vast majority of feature-length silent films made in America have been lost due to decay and neglect over the past 100 years, allowing an original 20th century art form to all but disappear, according to a study released Wednesday.
12/04/2013 5:37amIt is public art made of private wishes.
12/04/2013 7:25amStephen Sondheim and Paul Simon, two longtime New Yorkers and giants of American song, embody two very different musical traditions.
12/04/2013 8:07amCambodia will resume international adoptions in 2014, more than four years after suspending them over concerns about child exploitation, an official said Wednesday.
12/04/2013 8:33amChris Wallace may have fewer Sunday-morning viewers than his rivals on the weekly political chat shows, but he concedes nothing on quality.
12/04/2013 9:19am"To the art of working well, a civilized race would add the art of playing well," philosopher George Santayana said.
12/04/2013 9:36amFormer supporters of the Kabbalah Centre have sued the Los Angeles-based spiritual organization, claiming more than $1 million in contributions was used fraudulently.
12/04/2013 10:12amL'Wren Scott is no stranger to sequins.
12/04/2013 10:19amWags and barks speak volumes when it comes to understanding what a dog is saying, but there are also clues in a dog's eyes, ears, nose or the tilt of its head. Are humans getting the right messages?
12/04/2013 10:32amAs if mythical Dark Elves from Svartalfheim weren't enough of a test for Tony Stark, the armor-clad Avenger is poised to find himself in the middle of a dimensional caper while having to match wits with the now-dead Mandarin's fabled rings of power.
12/04/2013 11:16amOne thing was for sure when foreigners stayed at a prestigious Prague hotel during the Cold War era _ their telephone conversations were carefully monitored by secret police in a hidden underground bunker some 20 meters (66 feet) under the building.
12/04/2013 11:41amThe U.S. snowboarders will be showing off a patchwork of styles in the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
12/04/2013 11:45amThis is a great year to be a Grammy Awards prognosticator.
12/04/2013 11:52amWonder Woman is finally coming to the big screen.
12/04/2013 12:37pmWith the exception of a good margarita, I've never been one for mixed drinks. Which doesn't mean I don't like a great cocktail.
12/04/2013 12:38pmWant to take the fun out of hosting a holiday party? Spend the whole evening playing bartender.
12/04/2013 12:52pmPresident Barack Obama says he hopes young people don't get discouraged by how hard it has been to implement health care reform.
12/04/2013 1:14pmThe National Board of Review named the futuristic romance "Her" best film and Spike Jonze best director in its annual awards.
12/04/2013 2:15pmPuerto Rico police have issued more than 100 tickets to drivers who organized a caravan to honor "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and created massive traffic jams across the island's capital.
12/04/2013 2:19pmThe second season of Netflix's political thriller, "House of Cards," will debut on Valentine's Day next year.
12/04/2013 2:24pm"Game of Thrones" has drawn in millions of viewers. Can it bring in tourists, too?
12/04/2013 2:37pmNew York City police say thieves broke into Keri Russell's Brooklyn home while she was sleeping and stole a laptop, jewelry and a purse.
12/04/2013 3:17pmTriplets-and-more increasingly are the result of drugs given to women to make them produce eggs _ not from using multiple embryos from IVF, or lab-dish fertilization, new research shows.
12/04/2013 3:24pmSex toys. French films. Star Wars action figures. Erotic photos.
12/04/2013 3:37pmSome numbers that help tell the story behind Christmas at the White House:
12/04/2013 3:39pmThe familiar black dog with the white chest and white front paws starred in past Christmases in President Barack Obama's White House, but America's first pooch had to let someone else in the picture this holiday season: his little sister, Sunny.
12/04/2013 3:56pmUniversal Pictures has shut down production on "Fast & Furious 7" indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker.
12/04/2013 4:06pmActor and comedian Will Ferrell told students he was "literally in a glass case of emotion" Wednesday as Emerson College temporarily named its School of Communication after Ron Burgundy, his character in "Anchorman."
12/04/2013 4:46pmCharles Gitnick is only 11 years old, but his art appears far more mature.
12/04/2013 5:11pmThe Newport Jazz Festival is adding a third day of music to mark its 60th anniversary and will focus that day on new and emerging acts, part of a plan to ensure the event does not become a "museum piece," festival producer George Wein said Wednesday.
12/04/2013 5:30pmSkydivers from around the world returned to the air Wednesday at a popular Arizona skydiving location that was the site of a deadly mishap involving two parachutists a day earlier.
12/04/2013 5:54pmIf they don't believe their parents, maybe America's teens will listen to the Pentagon's top general.
12/04/2013 6:22pmProsecutors in Colorado have dismissed harassment charges against the wife of TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman.
12/04/2013 6:58pmMSNBC host Martin Bashir resigned from the network Wednesday, nearly three weeks after making graphic remarks on his show about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.
12/04/2013 8:50pmA Norman Rockwell painting titled "Saying Grace" sold at an auction on Wednesday for $46 million, a record for the Saturday Evening Post illustrator and for any work sold at an American art auction, Sotheby's said.
12/04/2013 8:56pmThe United Nations cultural organization has added traditional Japanese food to its cultural heritage list, making it only the second national cuisine to receive the prized designation.
12/04/2013 10:24pmOrchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.'s color of the year for 2014.