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Wed, 22 Mar 2017 18:33:06 EDTIt wasn’t just FDR and Churchill. The prime minister also admired Gen. George Marshall, who he called the “greatest Roman of them all.” Arthur Herman reviews “Churchill, Roosevelt & Company” by Lewis E. Lehrman.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:58:59 EDTChristopher Knight crept off into a Maine forest sometime in 1986. He avoided human contact for three decades, stealing food and supplies. Stefan Beck reviews “The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit” by Michael Finkel.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 17:47:39 EDTYouTube star Lilly Singh aims to translate her online followers into readers with her publishing debut, “How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life,” out this month.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:54:26 EDTWith the cooperation of one of his former underlings, the authorities zeroed in on Tom Hayes, the disheveled, socially awkward mastermind of the Libor scandal. An excerpt from David Enrich’s new book, ‘The Spider Network.’
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 15:58:30 EDTA statistical analysis shows a clear gender divide in the words that novelists use to describe their characters
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:16:41 EDTNew research suggests that teenagers can spend a substantial amount of time on smartphones, videogames and computers without harmful effects on their mental well-being.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:44:23 EDTAdam Weinberg, director of the Whitney Museum, discusses the latest installment of the often controversial show.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 16:27:47 EDTIn James McNeill Whistler’s portrait of his mother, chaste American character meets subtle refinement.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:08:57 EDTThomas S. Kaplan and his wife, Daphne Recanati Kaplan, keep lending out their Dutch Golden Age works by Rembrandt and his contemporaries
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:53:06 EDTAs Britain leaves the European Union, a comprehensive trade deal between the U.S. and the U.K. could benefit consumers, writes Daniel Hannan.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:41:00 EDTDan Ariely answers readers’ questions on lasting contentment, harried doctors and taciturn husbands.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 11:18:04 EDTScientists say they have treated common household foam so that it will rapidly suck up oil from water—even below the surface
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 13:20:31 EDTA new exhibit showcases propaganda, artwork and unrealized architectural designs from the Soviet Union during the 1920s and ’30s.
Fri, 17 Mar 2017 14:20:34 EDTDoes snow bring out the worst in humanity? Joe Queenan has a few examples.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:39:17 EDTEugenia Cheng often stays up far into the night obsessively working on something. When is it time to stop working on a project? A mathematical answer, based on optimization.
Sat, 18 Mar 2017 16:20:42 EDTA phrase for a controversial tool used by Uber has its roots in the private clubs of 16th-century London.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 13:34:33 EDTJohn O’Hurley, best known for his role as J. Peterman on “Seinfeld,” on how a song by Harry Nilsson helped him through a family loss as a teenager.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 18:14:56 ESTWe often miss an essential fact about our biblical progenitors: They were in love, and their love survived great hardship.
Sun, 12 Mar 2017 06:48:12 EDTThe lure of better jobs in the U.S. will outweigh higher crossing costs, and the wall would mainly serve to enrich people-smugglers.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:03:36 ESTThe womenswear designer discusses staying humble in a showy industry and using his designs to respond to the national mood.
Sat, 11 Mar 2017 23:20:07 ESTDoctors are trying to improve and standardize the quality of care for families facing the worst at a pregnancy’s end.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:43:29 EST‘Nothingburger,’ a term frequented in today’s Washington, was popularized by a 1950s gossip columnist, says word sleuth Ben Zimmer.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:17:02 ESTMelvin Konner looks at recent studies of how men and women navigate: What explains the differences?
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:49:39 ESTWe know that water is transparent and colorless, so what accounts for its color? Think of it as a big game of molecular pinball, writes physicist Helen Czerski.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 23:59:58 ESTAs the abdication of the last Romanov czar reaches a centenary, Amanda Foreman looks at the games of thrones over history.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:41:06 ESTResearchers at the Ohio State University hope to gain traction for the idea of mixing carbon black with food waste to produce rubber that meets safety standards.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 11:24:37 ESTWhy do people carry around cellphones they refuse to switch on? Joe Queenan on the ringing insult of a turned-off phone, and what to do.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 16:03:54 ESTThe past year has seen an upsurge of seismic activity in central Italy, stirring up debate over how to protect Florence and the country’s cultural heritage. Experts cannot predict when the next earthquake will strike Florence or how big it will be.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 12:02:45 ESTA new book surveys buildings made of timber.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 18:22:42 ESTChef Floyd Cardoz, owner of restaurants in New York and Mumbai, talks about how Bob Seger’s song ‘Against the Wind’ helped in the pursuit of a career in food.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 13:07:43 ESTDmitri Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony mocked the dictator while bowing to him.
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 00:53:14 ESTRiddled with economic, political and security woes, today’s Asia is more likely to produce instability and conflict than the freedom and prosperity that many once hoped for.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 18:41:28 ESTMost American workers won’t trade less pay for a more flexible schedule, but they’re underestimating the role of free time in personal happiness.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 08:28:33 ESTThe New York chef on his new all-vegetable eatery, abcV, why half of his restaurants are inside hotels and what makes a good chef.
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 23:05:11 ESTPharmaceutical companies are going to creative lengths to tackle a common problem: how to keep employees motivated despite a high rate of failed projects.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:47:49 ESTA new study on the predictive power of our sense of smell suggests that a poor one may point to brain trouble, says Susan Pinker.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:13:06 ESTDan Ariely answers readers’ questions on unhelpful updates, lingering regret and lying ideologues.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 21:23:35 ESTResearchers in Israel and France found that volunteers shown a headshot of a person and several possible names picked the right one at a significantly higher rate than chance.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 13:16:54 EST‘Flashdance’ actress Jennifer Beals talks about how ‘Get Down Tonight’ by K.C. and the Sunshine Band helped her just before she gave birth.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 23:58:13 ESTFor the first time, a computer system has scored a big win against elite human pros at poker. But artificial intelligence hasn’t completely cracked the game.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:56:34 ESTThe Oscars were hardly the first event to wrongly name a winner. Joe Queenan has gone back to the archives, from the Bible to George Armstrong Custer.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 11:09:09 ESTA dispute over a White House off-camera press “gaggle” raises the question: How did these meetings get called “gaggles,” historically linked with flocks of noisy geese?
Sat, 04 Mar 2017 15:40:11 ESTArt-gallery owner Paul Rosenberg had deals with some of the art stars of the mid-20th century—Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Georges Braque. A new exhibition brings back some of the best works.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 15:59:31 ESTJohn Adams’s ‘Harmonielehre’ gave Minimalism a push forward.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:56:58 ESTAs grass-roots activism intensifies, both the Democrats and the Republicans are facing identity crises—and the prospect of a wild new era of independent actors in American politics.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 17:18:03 ESTLawrence H. Summers remembers his uncle, Nobel Prize-winning economist Kenneth Arrow.
Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:56:06 ESTMountainous regions are home to just 10% of the world’s population—and many of its ugliest and most persistent wars.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:50:51 ESTThe Princeton legal scholar on America’s refugee policy, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch and his ‘I told you so’ moment with liberal friends over the recent flood of executive orders.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:13:02 ESTWhy do winners keep on winning? Two recent studies examine the neurobiology of aggression.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:32:40 ESTThe phrase, popularized by Mao’s writings, is one of a handful of Chinese idioms that have been translated directly into English.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:02:31 ESTIn London, auctions with works by Picasso, Le Corbusier and Barceló could give evidence whether the ailing art market is finally turning around.