La Jolla Playhouse on Thursday set off a social-media firestorm over the casting of its upcoming production of The Nightingale. Although the Hans Christian Andersen tale is set in Feudal China, the cast contains few Asian actors.
Gannett Co. Inc., publisher of USA Today and 81 local daily newspapers, is expected to have slightly lower revenue in the second quarter this year versus last year, as print advertising continues to weaken and the broader economy sputters at stall speed.
Launched just over a year ago, and touted by the newspaper-loving Murdoch as a savior for print media, The Daily boasts is drowning in estimated losses of $30 million a year.
Why is it that when a guy tells a joke, everyone laughs, but if a woman tells that same joke, she is looked down upon as (1) unladylike, (2) desperately seeking attention, or (3) still not over the pain of childbirth?
Recent polls have public opinion at a virtual standoff but House Republicans might be better off focusing on other issues instead of the empty symbolism of another repeal.
Sarah Fox Murder: Occupy Wall Street Chain DNA Linked To Killing Of Julliard Student, How Significant Is The Development?
DNA taken from a chain used in an Occupy Wall Street protest has been linked to the unsolved murder of Sarah Fox, a 21-year-old Julliard student who was killed in New York City in May 2004. But just how significant will the development be in determining who murdered Sarah Fox in Inwood Hill Park?
Facebook (Nasdaq: FB), the No. 1 social networking site, and NBC will announce deal to collaborate on Olympics coverage, starting July 27, the New York Times reported.
In long forgotten days, before most bank profits came from risky speculation and taxpayer bailouts and those institutions still lived or died by their ability to attract depositors, customers who opened new checking accounts were often given toasters as tokens of appreciation.
In another triumph of digital medial over legacy media, Buzzmedia said Tuesday that it would buy Spin Media LLC, the 27-year-old music magazine that chronicled the rise of alternative rock in the 1990s.
Some members of a Miami school board said Michelle Obama, who is looking to recruit volunteers Tuesday, isn't supposed to use a school for political gain.
A recently ordained Chinese bishop has been detained after he resigned from his post at the government-run Catholic Patriotic Association, which oversees the state-sanctioned Catholic church in China.
The highly anticipated film version of Fifty Shades of Grey now has two notable producers attached.
One major consequence of finding the Higgs boson? Stephen Hawking loses another bet.
U.N. envoy Kofi Annan said he and President Bashar al-Assad agreed on Monday on an approach to Syria's conflict that he would now take to the opposition, as Russia, Assad's main protector, distanced itself further from him.
Tom Cruise's Weirdest Moments: A Look Back At Some Of Tom Cruise's Most Maniacal Outbursts Caught On Camera [VIDEO]
With his divorce from Katie Holmes putting Tom Cruise and his Scientologist beliefs back in the spotlight, a review of the actor's greatest YouTube hits shows his growing reputation for eccentricity, at best.
Robert Nkemdiche's attempt to land scholarships for his teammates could set a precedent.
More than 1.3 million requests for information about mobile telephone subscribers came from police and other law enforcement agencies last year, the New York Times reported.
A video of the brutal public slaying of an Afghan woman by a militant, believed to be a member of the Taliban, was caught on camera last month near Kabul, laying bare the perilously unstable law and order situation in Afghanistan, ahead of the planned withdrawal of NATO troops in 2014.
The sand is running out of the hourglass for the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday. Her words speak to the recent intensification of the standoff between Western powers and the Syrian regime.
Estimates have The Amazing Spider-Man finishing the weekend atop the movie box-office standings, raking in $65 million in U.S. and Canadian sales. Overall, it has grossed $140 million since its U.S. release on July 3.
Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes? high-profile divorce came as a surprise to some. The duo burst into a public love life with an oft-mocked appearance Cruise made on Oprah, which saw the actor hopping on couches and pumping his fists. But now their split has opened up new interest into how scientologists handle divorce.
The autopsy report on Mary Richardson Kennedy revealed the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr. had traces of three antidepressant medications in her system when she died.
One standout film at South By Southwest this year was undoubtedly The Do-Deca-Pentathlon. Written and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, two notable bed head cinema figures, the uplifting indie is both hilarious and touching.
The future Hall-of-Famer has chosen the Knicks over the Mavericks.
Palestinian officials have called an international probe into the death of its leader Yasser Arafat, more than eight years after he died of several mysterious health complications, following a report that he could have been poisoned with a radioactive substance known as polonium.
The government says it's taking shark fin off the state menu, but the rest of the country still hasn't lost its taste for the delicacy.
On several of the foreign policy issues facing the United States, Romney has advocated a path that is closer to the Bush administration, which disdained diplomacy in favor of unilateral action. Here is a sampling.
The rocky relationship between the Chinese government and the Western media is changing, as Chinese-language editions multiply. Meanwhile, Chinese media are eyeing the West too.
The recent revelation that a leading far-right, anti-Semitic Hungarian politician is actually of Jewish origin again brings to light the fact that many neo-Nazis and other fascists are deeply ensnared in a crippling, lifelong struggle with dealing who and what they are.
Eighty-five Syrian soldiers, including one general and at least 14 other officers, fled into southern Turkey?s Hatay Province Monday, Turkish news agencies reported. It was one of the largest mass military defections since the Syrian conflict began 16 months ago.