Moms of the World, Despair!!! Coldwater Creek Is Going Out of Business

You guys. If ever there were a time to stock up on boxy boucle one-button cardigans and a shoe that's kind of a clog but kind of a sneaker with an appliqued daisy on the toe-box, THAT TIME IS NOW. Because Coldwater Creek, the indefatigable catalog staple of moms everywhere, is officially going out of business. » 4/11/14 5:45pm 4/11/14 5:45pm

Everything I Know About Life I Learned From Groundhog Day

Harold Ramis, who died Monday at age 69, was a comedy supergenius. He made movies for everyone, but I was drawn to them for their absurdity and wit via a very specific breed of person they highlighted: Smart people with bad attitudes, the people you might describe as too clever for their own good, AKA wiseasses. Though … » 2/25/14 11:00am 2/25/14 11:00am

Shock and Denial: Hollywood Mourns Paul Walker on Twitter

It's hard to imagine anyone disliking Paul Walker, whose sudden death this holiday weekend seemed so unlikely that a Twitter hoax insisting that news of Walker's death was in fact a hoax briefly gave hope to would-be mourners on social media. Paul Walker — of the easy-smiling, effortlessly-charming Walkers — couldn't… » 12/01/13 11:30am 12/01/13 11:30am

Obits: WWII Code Breaker Mavis Batey Rocked the Hardest Word Jumble

This puzzle box that Elizabeth and Philip are fretting over is an enigma code breaking machine, and is probably pretty similar to a device used by the late Mavis Batey, one of Britain's only female code breakers during World War II. Batey died earlier this month at the age of 92, but her efforts at unscrambling the… » 11/24/13 6:30pm 11/24/13 6:30pm