At New York’s Guggenheim, a show on conceptual artist On Kawara includes many of his famous ‘date paintings.’
Franz Kline’s ‘The Bridge’ uses charged brushstrokes to capture urban architecture and a dynamic industrial environment.
A lifelong biker founded a group that helps health workers deliver basic care, transport lab specimens and administer diagnostic tests for such common diseases as malaria, tuberculosis and HIV.
Robert M. Sapolsky looks at how symbolic thought affects human behavior, from clothing to the Charlie Hebdo attack
The head of BlackRock on cheap oil, China, the downside to living longer and his outlook for 2015.
Colonists thought the New World was a place to be discovered. It was also a place where they discovered themselves as Americans.
A show in Hong Kong illustrates how Jonas Wood and his wife Shio Kusaka have become each other’s artistic muses.
Debates swirling around Clint Eastwood’s film “American Sniper” reflect the long development of the word ‘sniper’ from hunting and colonial India.
Joe Queenan looks at the New England Patriots’ Deflategate scandal and decides that most people have cheated even when they didn’t have to.
The NHL commissioner on expanding the league, finding new fans and why he doesn’t mind getting booed.
A song about love and commitment calls to mind author Kelly Corrigan’s post-college quest.
Images of outer space from the Hubble Space Telescope, entering its 25th year in orbit.
The Grateful Dead may be finally wrapping things up. Joe Queenan is ready.
As the Super Bowl nears, the football-deflation scandal overshadows the admirable character of the Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick
Essay: For all bitcoin’s problems, it represents the future of money. Currencies like it will disrupt global finance, revolutionize the way we pay for things and, just maybe, make the world a fairer place.
Essay: France and the rest of Western Europe have never honestly confronted the issues raised by Muslim immigration. They must now deal with a problem that has elements of a military threat, a religious conflict and a violent civil rights movement.
An exhibit at the Houston Museum of Art showcases the latest winners in a wildlife photography contest.
A new study that created lab-grown human skeletal muscles may hasten the day when doctors can tailor drugs and doses to individuals.
Despite controversies like Ferguson, police are better at stopping African-Americans at random than at halting an epidemic of murder.
A Springsteen track stirs boyhood memories of Arkansas carnivals for the author of “The Sportswriter” and the Frank Bascombe series.
A show in a satellite city of Seoul features 70 artists from North Korea, in what may be the largest event of its kind in South Korea
Dan Ariely answers reader questions on avoiding temptations, remaking TV shows and winning respect.
For almost 200 years, prop bets have offered wagers ranging from election details to the hair color of Super Bowl halftime artists
For all the talk of electric cars, the old-fashioned internal combustion engine is proving to be hard to beat.
A few busy days in the life of Amy Chua, filled with lethargic daughters, fluffy yet ferocious dogs and some strange hate mail.
Aaron and Barbara Levine on their big collection of conceptual art, from Marcel Duchamp to On Kawara.
Stanley Spencer’s paintings in the Sandham Memorial Chapel fuse religious faith with secular reality.
From Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Myrlie Evers to Title IX, the long struggle to ensure that half of humanity is not kept down and out.
Jeb Bush and Hillary Clinton would do well to look to the French ruler for guidance.
Children are remarkably good at coming up with creative concepts in a way that computers can’t even begin to match, writes Alison Gopnik.