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Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:55:59 EDTPaul Beatty won the 2016 Man Booker Prize for his scathing satire “The Sellout,” about one man’s attempt to reinstitute slavery in modern-day Los Angeles. He is the first American to win the award.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 18:57:00 EDTYou may think you’re in the information business, but you’re actually in the far more lucrative business of connecting people. Joshua Gans “The Content Trap” by Bharat Anand.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 11:35:11 EDTMiles Hyman, the grandson of author Shirley Jackson, has added his own take to his grandmother’s unsettling short story about conformity and violence in small-town America: a graphic novel illustrated in lush, noirish detail.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:33:17 EDTThe economic shocks of globalization have triggered social and political tensions in China just as they have in the U.S.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:39:53 EDTThe chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, who will appear at New York’s Metropolitan Opera this December, is making a splash in a historically male profession.
Sun, 23 Oct 2016 00:48:07 EDTHard-won lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan are essential to a lasting defeat of Islamic State, al Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:35:08 EDTWhile Crispr-Cas9 has drawn a lot of attention, scientists are investigating other Crispr approaches that may reach doctors and patients more quickly.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:07:45 EDTPeople perceive signs of religious observance in others as a measure of dependability, new research shows.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 16:17:03 EDTBen Affleck’s new movie has Joe Queenan seeing accountants, including his wife and friends, in a whole new light.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 21:58:21 EDTAleppo, Syria, is the latest example of how sieges--from Troy to Leningrad--have been a place to see the worst of humanity and an equally stark stage for the human spirit.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:14:08 EDTA model scarred in an acid attack founded a charity to advance intensive rehab, peer support, accessible information and state-of-the-art care.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:13:18 EDTAll together now: “Two all-beef patties...” Ben Zimmer on how “special sauce” or “secret sauce” achieved cliché status.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:44:28 EDTScientists at Dartmouth College and the University of Manitoba are using the wrist as a human joystick.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:27:37 EDTThe new book ‘Birds of Stone’ showcases well-preserved avian fossils from 125 million years ago.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:43:13 EDTKristin Chenoweth on how a Don Henley song helped her and a musical colleague deal with news of a tragedy.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 08:44:49 EDTThe long boom after World War II left Americans with unrealistic expectations, but there’s no going back to that unusual Golden Age.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 12:03:10 EDTHer comedy now focuses less on skewering celebrities than on exploring the stuff of family life.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:47:16 EDTU.S. pro-bono attorneys are making a crucial difference in asylum cases by appearing in initial hearings with EU officers.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 23:40:05 EDTMuch talk during this election cycle has focused, understandably, on the fitness of the presidential candidates to command the formidable nuclear arsenal of the United States. What has been lost in this heated debate is a more fundamental issue: the condition of our nuclear weapons and their reliability in the years ahead.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:20:43 EDTThe chief White House correspondent of ABC News races to cover Donald Trump.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 15:06:46 EDTResearch suggests that our ability to control fire may have spurred the development of humanity.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:15:06 EDTWhy do places like the Great Sphinx and the Colosseum get stingy online reviews from tourists?
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 23:04:10 EDTDan Ariely answers readers’ questions on sensible presents, checking Facebook and waiting calmly.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:24:17 EDTThe word ‘pixel’ is everywhere these days, but its origins are murky.
Tue, 11 Oct 2016 11:00:43 EDTFashion executive Sophia Amoruso on a Billy Joel song that helped her make sense out of a brief marriage’s end.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:35:26 EDTIn an exhibition spanning two centuries, ‘The Art of American Dance’ at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark., includes work by Sargent, Cassatt and Nick Cave.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 16:12:20 EDTRobert Frost’s ‘The Road Not Taken’ is a poem that’s loved for the wrong reasons.
Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:43:24 EDTThe 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature was awarded to musician Bob Dylan for creating “new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.”
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 22:57:39 EDTIndividual cases of sexual abuse by teachers receive a great deal of attention, but how widespread is the problem? Why we still know, and are doing, so little.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:15:11 EDT‘Never Built New York,’ a new book by Sam Lubell and Greg Goldin, explores more than 100 of New York City’s most intriguing and unrealized architectural and design projects.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:12:59 EDTShoe designer Tamara Mellon thinks fashion needs to be fleeter.
Thu, 06 Oct 2016 17:05:34 EDTThe author and ghostwriter’s new book of jokes pokes fun at aging and the various not-so-golden realities of the golden years, from minds and bodies that don’t always perform the way they once did to death and the afterlife.
Sun, 09 Oct 2016 11:48:37 EDTThe growing ranks of women who have their first babies after age 35 have a perspective and focus that younger parents often lack.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 12:57:30 EDTContemporaries also worried about the character and temperament of Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson and Ronald Reagan.
Fri, 07 Oct 2016 13:24:16 EDTFrank Wilczek sees physics in action at Stockholm’s beautiful Gröna Lund park.