Columnists

Methodist Panel to Hear Appeal Over Gay Wedding

By Travis Loller | Oct 22
A Methodist pastor who became a gay rights activist after he was disciplined for officiating at his son's wedding to another man will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister

Staples Investigating Possible Data Breach

Oct 22
Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue.

New Rules Adopted in Hopes of Spurring Home Loans

By Marcy Gordon | Oct 22
Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week. With the financial crisis and subprime mortgage bust receding further into history, the government is loosening some financial rules.

Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood

By Lewis Whittington | Oct 22
William J. Mann forwards an exposé of 1920s Hollywood moguls and grifters, starlets and pimps, drugs and sex, some stars enjoying thriving careers, some on the lam from the law.

JFK Wedding Negatives Sell for $34K at Auction

By Philip Marcelo | Oct 22
One black-and-white photograph captures a dapper John F. Kennedy slicing into his wedding cake. This was among the images imprinted on 13 original negatives from the Kennedys' fairytale wedding that sold for $34,073.

Fargo - Season One

By Kilian Melloy | Oct 22
"Fargo" carries a charge of Coen-esque absurdity mixed with crime drama, making it a mixture of morality play and thriller, but it also takes on a "Twin Peaks"-ish edge in its languor, its visual palette, and its dry, tongue-in-cheek stylings.

America Says Yes to Wasabi Ginger Potato Chips

By Candice Choi | Oct 22
Frito-Lay says "Wasabi Ginger" won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists - "Mango Salsa" and "Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese."

Snowpiercer

By Jake Mulligan | Oct 22
Earlier this year, the release of "Snowpiercer" was the center of the film world's attentions -- and for all the wrong reasons.

New Gloss on Cuba's Classic Cars

Oct 22
When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the Cuban winter baseball league.

Kingpin

By Michael Cox | Oct 22
What offends people is just plain old bad taste, in the cult classic, buddy comedy "Kingpin," which comes to Blu-ray for the first time, in both the theatrical version and the extended director's cut, with new bonus material.