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Sunday December 21, 2014
President Obama said the U.S. would “respond proportionally” to the attack on Sony Pictures after the F.B.I. said it had extensive evidence that North Korea had organized it.
The attack has disrupted the web of executive, business and talent relationships that stitches together Sony’s core moviemaking operation.
Racked for years by a mysterious illness, the author of “Seabiscuit” and “Unbroken” has defied the odds to write indelible works of history.
The global plunge in oil prices and the falling ruble have wreaked havoc on the Russian economy. It’s been quite a comedown for the strongman.
The final episode of “The Colbert Report” was a reminder of what an anomaly that late-night comedy series really was.
Why do we draw a line between blue-collar and white-collar work?
Ms. Rice-Davies achieved notoriety in 1963 in one of Britain’s most spectacular sex scandals, which brought down a government minister.
Exercise, a new study finds, changes the shape and functioning our genes, an important step on the way to improved health and fitness.
President Obama said the reopening of relations with Cuba would give the United States more sway there, and promised to “respond proportionally” to a cyberattack on Sony.
A three-week trip to Italy has turned to an indefinite stay for Malu Custer Edwards and her family, whose re-entry to New York was denied following allegations the family abused their nanny.
Multiplex chains that control more than 19,200 screens in North America decided not to release the film, ending any prospect of a serious theatrical release.
The president is acting like a man who’s been given the political equivalent of a testosterone boost.
A presidential nomination for Bernard Sanders, an independent Vermont senator, may seem far-fetched, but he does have a chance to shape the debate — if he runs.
The search giant accused the official, Jim Hood, of violating federal law in his efforts to get it to remove links to some content.
A tour from Barneys New York to Bergdorf Goodman and Tiffany with Scott Pask, a designer for theater.
Learning — or relearning — how to tell stories requires some skill. And consultants and researchers are lining up to teach it, often for a hefty fee.
A new creative team at Archie Comics plans to reinvigorate the teenage redhead with a more contemporary attitude, a Fox TV series and a Marc Ecko clothing line.
Video game competitions are taking off on campuses nationwide, with more than 10,000 students playing in the biggest college league, 4,400 more than last year.
Mike Leigh’s “Mr. Turner” is about the painter J. M. W. Turner, a 19th-century Englishman with big appetites.
Leaders who have consistently lambasted the United States and President Obama abruptly changed course, praising the policy shift on Cuba.
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