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Sun, 23 Apr 2017 02:12:41 EDTFrench voters will begin to pick a new president this weekend, and their decision may well determine whether the European Union lives or dies.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 22:42:07 EDTSince the death of its founder Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda has transformed itself from a close-knit terrorist outfit with a handful of struggling affiliates into a vast network of insurgent groups spread from Southeast Asia to northwest Africa.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:48:51 EDTHow do you convince consumers that your latest product isn’t going to go up in flames? Chief marketing officer Marc Mathieu talks about his strategy.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:25:53 EDTThe first years of parenthood are tough on couples. A few survival tips.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:31:23 EDTWhy are we so quick to follow along when people around us embrace a falsehood? Because of the anxiety, unease and disgust caused by standing apart.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:33:29 EDTThirty years ago, the GIF was born. Ben Zimmer on how this technology term has aged remarkably well—even though how to pronounce it is still debated.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:29:11 EDTAfter an accident derails a high-school wrestler, Led Zeppelin points him to a culinary career.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 12:49:38 EDTIn history, the garden has been seen as both a place of simple delights and of awful temptations, writes Amanda Foreman.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:28:09 EDTMiss Fury, Undercover Girl and more: A new book showcases female characters in comic book history.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:29:00 EDTIsraeli scientists say that a harmless, genetically engineered version of E. coli can detect invisible vapors that explosives emit over time.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:35:11 EDTFrom epidemiology to evolution, science can provide ideal themes for complex board games.
Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:38:41 EDTThe debate over the placement of a “Fearless Girl” statue near the sculpture of a bull inspires Joe Queenan to play matchmaker to artworks all over the place.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:12:06 EDTIt’s not just that the Last Supper was a Passover Seder. Both holidays are about the dead rising to new life.
Sun, 16 Apr 2017 23:57:28 EDTDorit Rabinyan is surprised her third novel, “All the Rivers,” about a love affair between an Israeli Jewish woman and a Palestinian Muslim man has become a political lightening rod, banned in some of Israel’s schools.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:24:07 EDTWhen Islamic State jihadists took over swaths of Iraq in 2014, between 100,000 and 120,000 Christians reportedly fled. The author, recently returned from Iraq’s Kurdistan region, describes both heartbreaking damage and signs of resilience.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 12:49:27 EDTBen Zimmer on how the word “woke” moved from a sleepy verb to a badge of awareness (and a joke about a Pepsi ad).
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:21:44 EDTA new book looks at Lionel toy trains made from 1945 to 1969.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:20:10 EDTTwenty years after famously losing to Deep Blue, chess champion Garry Kasparov says that it’s time to embrace AI and its liberating potential.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:09:26 EDTThe author on how learning about the past can serve as an antidote to self-importance and self-pity.
Sat, 15 Apr 2017 20:24:26 EDTA famous thought experiment on the subject of infinity speaks to the feeling of never being full.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 09:41:57 EDTAuditors told to look out for ‘cognitive dissonance’ identified 70% of the fraudulent companies they encountered
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 12:20:33 EDTWhat’s the point of fake news if it makes us feel worse than the real news? Joe Queenan has some answers including multiple Super Bowl winners.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:22:12 EDTIn Denver, an exhibition will look at the Western in film and fine art, from Frederic Remington to Quentin Tarantino.
Tue, 11 Apr 2017 10:34:37 EDTWhen 1960s star Bobby Rydell shed tears over Tower of Power’s ‘This Time It’s Real.’
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:31:15 EDT‘I Was Just Following Orders’: Alison Gopnik on research that helps explain how seemingly good people do terrible things
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:10:16 EDTBehavioral economist Dan Ariely answers reader questions about the best way to break a habit and getting some appreciation for household responsibilities.
Fri, 14 Apr 2017 10:23:28 EDTContaminated samples, faulty studies and inadequate training have created a crisis in laboratories and industry, slowing the quest for new treatments and cures.
Sun, 09 Apr 2017 00:28:23 EDTBeijing wants to pick the next Tibetan spiritual leader, but the Dalai Lama’s visit to a monastery town in India suggests that he has other plans.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:06:45 EDTThe Ford Foundation’s president on the new push to invest charitable endowments in ventures that make progress while yielding a financial return.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 17:13:06 EDTNew research on domestic abuse and the relationship between threats and actual violence suggests how one can tell when words signal impending danger.
Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:36:54 EDTFor Putin, NATO expansion was Exhibit A in the West’s plan to encircle Russia, a perception crystallized by Ukraine’s Orange Revolution. Benjamin Shull reviews “Who Lost Russia? How the World Entered a New Cold War” by Peter Conradi.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:29:10 EDTThe eminent Yale literary scholar discusses why he recites poetry every day, the ‘death of humanistic studies’ and his new book on Falstaff.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:37:27 EDTThe showdown over the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch brought the term “nuclear option” to the headlines. Where it came from.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:06:52 EDTWhat would it look like if we could see the invisible magnetic world around us?
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 15:46:17 EDTAn exhibition at the Cleveland Museum of Art, “Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s,” looks at the artist’s earlier acclaimed work
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 10:44:06 EDTWith Crayola ditching the overly flashy dandelion crayon color and Monopoly trashing the thimble player symbol, Joe Queenan looks at other games that need sensitivity updates.
Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:00:25 EDTFrom Shakespeare to “The Simpsons,” limericks have amused children and quite a few sophisticated adults. Amanda Foreman on their history.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:10:57 EDTFor actress Lorraine Toussaint (‘Rosewood’), Carmen Lundy’s version of ‘Moment to Moment’ embodied a romantic road not taken.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:12:33 EDTScientists say a new technique can make it more profitable to harvest metals and other materials from circuit boards in old TVs, computers and more.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:18:47 EDTThe new book ‘Mobitecture’ showcases 250 mobile projects, including retro campers, modern houseboats and lightweight shelters.
Fri, 07 Apr 2017 13:58:42 EDTGeorge Eliot’s ‘Daniel Deronda’ is filled with sympathy, tact and uncommon insight.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 08:22:02 EDTDespite Xi Jinping’s crackdown and Donald Trump’s silence on human rights, China has a vibrant democratic legacy that may yet reassert itself.
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 17:12:55 EDTIn Nigeria, Kola Masha founded a for-profit organization called Babban Gona to create jobs and dry up support for insurgency.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 05:06:22 EDTAccept that you don’t have control, tell them you like their new apartment and drink a glass of wine together: Some tips for parents of new grads.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 14:56:46 EDTThe gold-medal athlete on his return to the Olympics at age 35.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 17:18:09 EDTBusinessmen and fathers show similar brain activity when viewing their offspring, researchers found.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:50:07 EDTThe ancient Greek chronicler Herodotus pioneered sourcing, historical method and skepticism.
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 12:09:28 EDTDan Ariely answers readers’ questions on the angst of a milestone birthday, the roots of resilience and the risks of worrying.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 12:51:39 EDTSports gave politics the phrase “leaving everything on the field”—but sometimes it gets confused.
Fri, 31 Mar 2017 11:42:19 EDTA new book showcases portraits of people and places around the world as seen on stereographs, a type of 3-D photo, from a century ago.
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 11:24:30 EDTIn Cooperstown, N.Y., a show of Andrew Wyeth’s paintings has an additional dimension from his granddaughter Victoria
Thu, 30 Mar 2017 16:57:57 EDTJoe Queenan on Elon Musk’s hopes to unite computers and the human brain: What if those neural electrodes inside your skull get wet?
Sat, 01 Apr 2017 04:37:12 EDTYou can’t be fooled by a con? Don’t count on it, says Susan Pinker, citing some April Fool’s-relevant research.
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:41:30 EDTFormer poet laureate Robert Hass talks to Marc Myers about 1950s dating rituals in California and the one song that summed it all up: “Sh-Boom.”