Last Build Date: Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:25:20 ESTCopyright: copyright © 2017 Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:15:10 ESTChina recently completed a railway service to Tehran that delivers goods via Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. Such projects abound. Benjamin Shull reviews “China’s Asian Dream” by Tom Miller.
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.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:32:07 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.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:36:50 ESTYoung scientists at MIT are pushing the boundaries of artificial intelligence by training a computer to consider a range of factors when assessing emotions.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:34:02 ESTWe are now revolutionizing three key cognitive functions: calculation, translation and recognition.
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:17:01 ESTThe sled symbolizes the all-American way of life. Amanda Foreman on why that’s odd, given the sled’s long history including Egyptian pyramids.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:16:48 ESTA new book showcases striking boards and pieces from the past five centuries.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:50:20 ESTJohn Constable’s despair following the death of his wife may have shaped the dramatic tenor of his ‘Salisbury Cathedral From the Meadows.’
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:05:50 ESTLonging to lead more religious lives—and wary of the wider culture—a growing number of traditional Christians are creating their own small communities.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:30:38 ESTFat is a vital organ that our bodies work hard to protect—so instead of battling fat, we should focus on maintaining a healthy level of it.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:47:38 ESTRussia is returning to the playbook of the Cold War in its covert efforts to interfere with elections in the West.
Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:43:49 ESTThe Oscar-nominated actress discusses her role in the film “Hidden Figures,” diversity at the Academy Awards and why she’s been cast as a nurse 16 times.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 21:28:53 ESTAdults see more of the world than children do, right? Not always. Alison Gopnik on new experiments showing children of 4 and 5 paying more attention than adults.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:23:54 ESTMike Flynn’s resignation as national security adviser brought headlines recalling the phrase “In Like Flynn.” Ben Zimmer on where the phrase comes from.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:33:12 ESTA new exhibit at the Louvre shows the Dutch painter as part of a dense network of painters cribbing from and riffing off each other.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:08:32 ESTResearchers at MIT and Princeton have found a new way to tap into the insights of the minority of experts within a large group.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:29:57 ESTAs Carnegie Hall announces a new series, Joe Queenan raises a health warning: The ’60s are breaking out again.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 12:08:58 ESTFormer Olympic swimmer Katherine Starr aims to prevent misconduct of all kinds in youth sports.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:10:24 ESTDan Ariely answers readers’ questions on built-in incentives, cheap tippers and intimidated diners.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:59:38 EST“Dream in Color,” a Regina Belle ballad, inspires David Monn, a high-concept event planner, to free his imagination.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:00:02 ESTThe U.S.-educated Mexican economists who negotiated the trade pact in the 1980s are worried more about their own country’s protectionist tendencies than about Donald Trump.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:11:27 ESTWhy are we so afraid of getting in an airplane when, statistically, flying is so safe? A mathematical explanation.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 17:36:56 ESTSometime soon jihadists will likely carry out a terrorist attack against the U.S. How President Trump should handle it.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 14:48:51 ESTIn the early space-race days depicted in the film “Hidden Figures,” a job title was “computer.” Ben Zimmer on why.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:16:18 ESTThe financier discusses expanding his Berggruen Institute and why the world needs more big ideas.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 13:06:34 ESTThe Patriots appear to have fallen in love with President Trump. But that shouldn’t affect football, says fan David Oshinsky.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:35:48 ESTSome want to annex the West Bank, others to separate from the Palestinians—and all view Jerusalem as anything but a settlement.
Thu, 02 Feb 2017 12:34:14 ESTContrary to public perception, fatal shootings by police officers are relatively rare and have gone down dramatically in recent years in places such as New York City.
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 17:44:58 ESTPsychology professor Sian Beilock studies how people think in stressful situations—and why they choke.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 22:46:27 ESTAs many as half of American women report intimate problems. Melvin Konner on why the remedies are far more challenging than they are for men.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:36:15 ESTPresident Trump’s term for part of his antiterrorist strategy comes from 19th-century horse racing, Ben Zimmer says.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:34:45 ESTDan Ariely answers readers’ questions on college counseling, Uber anger and ambiguous emoticons.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 15:33:09 ESTResearchers are using tunable lenses that can instantly provide the optimal correction for different distances while taking account of your prescription.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 10:26:35 ESTAs ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ shows, toy-cast motion pictures are the wave of the future. Joe Queenan is hoping to see “The Nerf Hacksaw Ridge.”
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 04:47:32 ESTA German museum is celebrating Gerhard Richter’s 85th birthday by showing a flurry of his new work.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:01:38 ESTA new book takes readers on a tour through Winston Churchill’s World War II headquarters in London.
Tue, 31 Jan 2017 12:40:13 ESTNina Simone’s ‘To Be Young, Gifted and Black’ inspired ‘Hidden Figures’ author Margot Lee Shetterly during NASA’s glory days.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:54:53 ESTLeo Tolstoy’s ‘The Death of Ivan Ilyich’ tells the story of a wasted life capped with a moment of grace.