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Kerry Washington: From Heartbreak to Happiness

Walking into the after-party for her <i>Saturday Night Live</i> hosting gig in the wee hours of Nov. 3, Kerry Washington did something shocking: She grabbed …

Barack Obama

No, Mexican Coke sold in U.S. won't be sweetened with corn syrup

Fans of Mexican Coke have been dismayed, saddened and angered at recent reports that their beloved soda's key ingredient -- cane sugar -- will be replaced with old-fashioned corn syrup.<p>But fear not, the Mexican bottler that exports Coke to the U.S. assures consumers the soda's recipe won't be …

Mexico

Speaking a second language delays dementias, even in the illiterate, study finds

There’s more evidence that speaking a second language can delay the onset of dementia later in life — this time in a population where even illiterate people reaped the benefits of being bilingual.<p>Conducted in Hyderabad, India, the largest study of its kind so far found that speaking two languages …

Dementia

The Nightmare End to Amanda Knox’s Fairy Tale

As yet another trial comes to a close in Italy, Amanda Knox’s former boyfriend describes the nightmare that destroyed their lives after the murder of …

This Breeders song epitomizes the CD era

<i>In Hear This,</i> A.V. Club <i>writers sing the praises of songs they know well—some inspired by a weekly theme and some not, but always songs worth hearing.</i> …