4:59 PM Dec 2, 2013

I know that today is "Cyber Monday," the day when online sites are supposed to roll out bargains.

But the best price of all is free. For cheapskates who want to get something for nothing, here is some advice on how to get free audiobooks.

2:59 PM Nov 19, 2013

Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone" is usually considered one of the best rock songs ever.

4:44 PM Nov 11, 2013

If you like classical music, here's a discovery I made recently: Freegal, the public library downloading service, apparently has all nine Beethoven symphonies, as recorded by conductor George Szell and the Cleveland Orchestr

4:01 PM Nov 5, 2013

Tylenol is a fine, effective painkiller — if taken in moderate doses.

4:05 PM Oct 30, 2013

The NSA, which still has a few rules that ban it from collecting every email message in America, has figured out how to evade the rules by collecting the messages overseas.

5:28 PM Oct 28, 2013

I love history books, even thick heavily-footnoted academic histories published by university presses, but few books can make the past come alive as vividly as a good historical novel. Here are some of my favorites:

12:33 PM Oct 16, 2013

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced the nominees for its class of 2014, and it's a strong and varied group: the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, Deep Purple, Peter Gabriel, Hall and Oates, Kiss, LL Cool J., The Meters, Nirvana, N.W.A,

5:23 PM Oct 15, 2013

As you drive around town, you've probably noticed Dennis Murray Jr.'s campaign signs for his race for the city commission, featuring the number "2018" prominently displayed. 

1:07 PM Oct 14, 2013

An elected official making an apparently absurd decision sounds like the ultimate "dog bites man" story — something so common it scarcely qualifies as news.

4:48 PM Oct 8, 2013

Don't you love priorities?

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