It’s not often that the classification “Super Typhoon”—the equivalent of a strong Category 4 or 5 Hurricane, like Katrina or Andrew—fails to convey the intensity of a tropical cyclone. But “Haiyan,” a Super Typhoon about to make landfall over the Philippines, is no ordinary Super Typhoon. Haiyan makes Katrina look like a run-of-the-mill storm. It may be the most intense tropical storm in recorded history. But there’s a catch: We may never know for sure.
Blockbuster LLC, the once-ubiquitous video rental chain, will close its remaining 300 stores in the United States and end its mail DVD rental service by January 2014, parent company Dish Network Corporation said Wednesday in a press release.
April 26, 1946: Nicola Chiaramonte Reviews 'The Stranger'
Albert Camus was born on this day in 1913.
“I don’t see any dead people here,” MSNBC host Chris Matthews said by way of an opening at the Washington, D.C., bookstore Politics & Prose Wednesday night. Matthews was holding a conversation with M. Night Shyamalan about the latter’s new book I Got Schooled, the zany filmmaker’s surprisingly earnest treatise on K-12 education reform.
Just another reminder of why crimped hair went out of style.
Angelina Jolie tops a poll about the most effective celebrities-turned-advocates.
My day in the world's biggest building—a Chinese mall you've never heard of
The slogan of the New Century Global Center, the recently completed largest building in the world by floor space, sounds at first like a Chinglish-y misfire: “The One of Everything.” But as I spent a day wandering around the structure, located in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, the catchphrase started to take on a kind of brilliance.
Does therapy help or hurt the writing process?
October 4, 1922
On this day in 1930, Upton Sinclair won the Nobel Prize for Literature.