As some of her many artworks go on view in Paris, Doris Fisher, co-founder of the Gap, talks about her collection.
A new book by Pieter van Dokkum looks at the life stages of the dragonfly.
From swimming to board meetings to a simulated flight into space.
Berlin’s German Historical Museum is showing ‘1945: Defeat. Liberation. New Beginning,’ which conjures up postwar Europe via the biographies of 36 people.
Dan Neil takes a white-knuckle spin in the three-wheeled Dymaxion car dreamed up in the 1930s by the legendary architect.
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Critics have called the movement patronizing and repressive, but it is proving popular at auction and in some museums.
Researchers have developed a digital video camera that derives power from the same light that conveys the images it captures.
Dry, thirsty Los Angeles is trying to capture more storm water, restore a river and learn from the past.
Once, ‘everyday’ was a pejorative word implying mediocrity. Now, politicians like Hillary Clinton and Rand Paul are reaching out to ‘everyday people.’
Medical ethics are at odds with the ideal of human perfection in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Birthmark.’
Dan Ariely answers readers’ questions on luxury purchases, meaningful work and dinner etiquette.
The lawn is arguably the most foolish, destructive, annoying entity on Earth, writes Joe Queenan.
The phrase “opt out” evokes controversies over school tests and vaccines—and poses a grammatical problem.
A new biography explores the outrageous lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley.
A Leonard Cohen song spurs Kazuo Ishiguro, author of “The Remains of the Day,” to ponder his Asian childhood.
An exhibit at New York’s Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum called “Tools: Extending Our Reach,” showcases a range of helpful objects, dating from 1.85 million years ago to today.
The hit songs we hum have often not meant what we think.
Joe Queenan has a vision for 3-D printing: Think beyond wrenches and cars and move on to cathedrals
Essay: An era of futuristic, high-tech violence will require a new social contract.
To get in touch with herself, celebrity chef April Bloomfield turns to a Kate Bush song from her childhood, ‘Under the Ivy’
Marc Koska found his calling by working on a one-use-only device that can prevent the spread of HIV and hepatitis.
The language we speak can facilitate or constrain thinking, says Robert M. Sapolsky. One surprising effect is on hurricane alerts.
The artist known for gunpowder drawings and “explosion events” on his latest shows and what today’s Chinese art is missing.
Whether David Cameron or Ed Miliband comes out ahead on May 7, they will probably need a coalition partner. But which one?
When it comes to Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, a well-trodden work turns out to be not what it has seemed.
The display of the Shroud of Turin revives a long-running debate about its authenticity.
Alison Gopnik finds that the process used by little babies to figure out the world has much in common with scientific experiments.
The Saturday Essay: With some 570 days left until Election Day, the race for president has very much started—to the dismay of many Americans, writes Michael Barone. How did we reach this point, and can the process be fixed?
The planetary scientist from the SETI Institute hunts for signs of microbial life on Mars—and imagines humans living there one day