Stanley Hoffmann Was One of the Great Professors of Our Time
September 13, 2015

A foreign policy sage, the Harvard professor died this weekend at 86.

Ornette Coleman, the Saxophonist Who Transformed Jazz
June 17, 2015

Ornette Coleman really was "Something Else!!!"

Marion Barry Could Have Been a Great Mayor in Any Other American City
November 23, 2014

How D.C. brought out the worst in its infamous mayor.

My Weekend With Oscar de la Renta
October 21, 2014

Remembering the kindness and generosity of one of fashion's greats.

Howard Baker Was the Kind of Reasonable Republican That Hardly Exists Anymore
June 26, 2014

The Senate majority leader showed that decency, patriotism, and hardball politics can coexist.

Winston Churchill's Last Surviving Daughter Was the Grandest of Grand Dames
June 06, 2014

Remembering Mary Soames, Churchill's daughter and the grandest of grande dames

Gary Becker Helped Invent the Economics of Everything
May 05, 2014

He transformed a discipline that had been tied to traditional topics, like business cycles, international trade, and money supply, into an intellectual field without boundaries.

García Márquez Was More Important for Spanish Literature Than Cervantes
April 18, 2014

If Don Quixote is considered the first modern novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude might be the last.

Philip Seymour Hoffman: 1967-2014
February 02, 2014

The actor, found dead this afternoon in his New York apartment, defied all Hollywood convention.

Pete Seeger: "For Too Much of My Life, I Preached to the Converted"
January 28, 2014

A previously unpublished interview with Pete Seeger.