12/20/2013 12:19amBy the end of a recent weekend, the big achievement among Ramon Rivera's high school mariachi band wasn't that they had logged more than 700 miles in a bus packed with musical instruments or that they had played two shows in front of large audiences.
12/20/2013 7:05amHarry Potter has traveled from page to screen _ and now to stage.
12/20/2013 7:07amThe detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands-on parenting, the researchers found.
12/20/2013 8:25amThis simple, one-skillet dinner needs neither much time nor skill to deliver rich, deep flavors. And it all starts with that most ubiquitous of American meats _ the boneless, skinless chicken breast.
12/20/2013 8:54amA Turkish art gallery says it has closed down an exhibition in Istanbul of the works of Joan Miro after directors of the Spanish surrealist painter's estate said some of the pieces were fakes.
12/20/2013 10:25amThe detached dad, turning up his nose at diapering and too busy to bathe, dress and play with his kids, is mostly a myth, a big government survey suggests. Most American fathers say they are heavily involved in hands- on parenting, the researchers found.
12/20/2013 11:25amSergio Loro Piana, who helped build a six-generation, family-run textile firm into the eponymous luxury brand recently bought by French conglomerate LVMH, has died at age 65.
12/20/2013 11:26amAuthorities inspected all 52 of London's famed West End theaters Friday, trying to reassure theatergoers that the city's elegant but aging venues are safe after chunks of plaster fell from the Apollo Theatre's ceiling, injuring 79 people.
12/20/2013 11:33amJustin Timberlake, so often shuttling between movies and music, for once didn't have to choose.
12/20/2013 12:18pmPalestinians in the Gaza Strip are spoofing a viral online video featuring Jean Claude Van Damme to highlight their suffering.
12/20/2013 12:35pmMarketed as Ben Stiller's bend toward drama, "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" finds the actor, who also directed the feature, seemingly exuding super-human strength while jumping between buildings and battling his nemesis as they surf asphalt.
12/20/2013 12:35pmThis year, Hollywood reminded us of one long Kanye West rant _ somewhat intelligible yet completely nonsensical; intriguing but annoying; and something you wanted to ignore but just could not look away.
12/20/2013 12:38pmCasey Kasem's wife and one of his daughters have reached a settlement that ends a bid to place the ailing radio personality in a conservatorship.
12/20/2013 12:47pmEllen DeGeneres wants to be in "Bridesmaids 2."
12/20/2013 1:03pmWhen it comes to phrases that annoy, it looks like it's "whatever" forever.
12/20/2013 1:29pmUntil I tried one, I never understood the appeal of e-book readers, given that tablets can do much more.
12/20/2013 1:49pmThe famed Vienna Philharmonic orchestra has quietly stripped six former senior Nazi officials of honors awarded them _ a late act of contrition for its embrace of the Hitler era that included purging Jewish members from its ranks.
12/20/2013 2:00pmReviewers were largely seduced, rather than scandalized, on Friday by the latest musical from Andrew Lloyd Webber _ surely the first in the impresario's highly successful career to include an orgy scene.
12/20/2013 3:31pmPlanning some extended family dinners over the holidays? Worried that folks might not get along, that festering tensions might surface, that people might get tipsy and say too much?
12/20/2013 4:03pmThe publisher of two tabloid magazines says it never intended to imply that Tom Cruise had abandoned his daughter after his divorce.
12/20/2013 4:14pmNed Vizzini, a popular young adult author and television writer who wrote candidly and humorously about his struggles with depression, has committed suicide. He was 32.
12/20/2013 4:52pmThe publisher of two tabloid magazines said it never intended to imply that Tom Cruise had cut all ties to his daughter after his divorce and announced Friday that it had reached a settlement with the actor over two stories it published.
12/20/2013 5:24pmForget the fear of missing out. In 2014, trend watcher JWT thinks JOMO _ the joy of missing out _ will take deeper root in the mainstream.
12/20/2013 8:22pmA Boston man has been found guilty of raping and killing a neighbor who moved from the Dominican Republic to seek medical care for her 1-year-old son.