Most died at the very start of their young lives, tiny victims taken in a way not fit for anyone regardless of age. Others found their life's work in sheltering little ones, teaching them, caring for them, treating them as their own. After the gunfire ended Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary School, the trail of loss was more than many could bear: 20 students and six adults at the school, the gunman's mother at home, and the gunman himself.
When the Earth's rotation begins to slow, it wreaks havoc on humans, animals and plant life. As daylight and nighttime stretch beyond the 24-hour cycle, it becomes harder for crops to grow. A strange illness affects some people, causing dizziness and nausea. Birds die by the hundreds while whales wash up on beaches.
Michael Jackson's 13-year-old daughter, Paris, is working on her movie debut - and she will talk about it in public for the first time this week.
A woman's heart breaks more easily than a man's.
In a "Saturday Night Live" sketch about hangover cures, John Mulaney plays a patient searching for the trick to partying without pain. "What are some hangover cures?" he asks his doctors. "There are no hangover cures," his doctor says. "OK, so let's run down the list," Mr. Mulaney replies. Dry stuff, perhaps, but it seems to be helping at "SNL," where Mr. Mulaney is an up-and-coming writer. Through Sunday at the DC Improv, 1140 Connecticut Ave. NW. Phone: 202/296-7008. Web: www.dcimprov.com.
Three one-act plays by Woody Allen, Ethan Coen and Elaine May are being bundled together and heading to Broadway this fall.
The Piano Man is deciding to stay silent: Billy Joel is canceling his planned memoir.
The Piano Man is deciding to stay silent: Billy Joel is cancelling his planned memoir.