February 03, 2014
It's not due to harsh new laws in many states—not yet, anyway.
February 02, 2014
The idea that American-born children need to learn French has become more reflex than action, like classical music played at the wedding of people who live to modern pop.
In December, photographer Max Adveev travelled to Sochi, where workers were hustling to finish assembling the home of this month’s winter Olympics.
The actor, found dead this afternoon in his New York apartment, defied all Hollywood convention.
January 31, 2014
How many biscuits did it take to beat Napoleon? 83,428.
He says he was never much of a Party guy, but that's just because he never really stood for anything.
This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. For a scientist whose career was made by his work on black holes, it might seem a little confusing to read that Stephen Hawking now thinks that they don’t exist.
This piece first appeared on newstatesman.com. The Passage de la Main d’Or, half a mile or so from the Place de la Bastille, is a nondescript, narrow street in the Faubourg Saint-Antoine, which these days is a fairly chic quarter in eastern Paris.
Benjamin Britten was England’s great hope for serious modern music. So why was he happy to make so many small, precious works—and do they stand the test of time?
Too soon? Researchers have an answer for you.