A solemn counterpoint to the Arc de Triomphe, Sir Edwin Lutyens’s Memorial to the Missing of the Somme honors those lost in the battle that began a century ago.
The Australian billionaire’s Walk Free Foundation is working to help the estimated 45.8 million enslaved people around the world.
Dan Ariely answers readers’ questions on insincere greetings, cheating students and excessive rationality.
A new exhibit at Oslo’s Munch Museum explores the connection between Jasper Johns and Edvard Munch.
James Traub, the author of “John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit,” serenades a lover with some “phony French” and a sense of humor.
In Rembrandt’s ‘Judas Returning the Thirty Pieces of Silver,’ the emotional aftermath of a biblical betrayal.
A study finds that eBay consumers saved, on average, 25 cents per search page.
Science produces lots of research about beauty, from ideal waist-to-hip ratio to symmetry in faces, but the conclusions are seldom as simple as they seem.
A catchy tune about hard work for low pay struck a chord with the mystery writer’s family in South Central Los Angeles.
An artist who moved from the brashness of Abstract Expressionism to something more purely perceptual.
At conventions, immersion programs and youth programs, classicists and grammar fans are speaking a language often called dead.
These techy titles delve into the worlds of emoji, electronics and detective work that relies on search algorithms.
Camp used to be two weeks of misery, with a point, says Joe Queenan: to get children to whine less and appreciate their parents more.
By focusing on data, an independent team found an overlooked pitcher named Santos Saldivar—who then got big-league attention.
A new exhibit at The Hague’s Mauritshuis features Vik Muniz’s re-created backsides of masterworks such as Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring.”
A new attitude toward fitness, echoing the classical world, finds the best workout for body (and mind) in the struggle to master demanding skills.
The Lululemon CEO on workout trends, yoga pants and why he shuns email.
They are attentive parents, building nests, feeding chicks and even showing their young how to sing.
A tour of the literary Parisian cafes Hemingway’s generation made famous.
The 70th anniversary of this usually stimulating, eclectic festival didn’t live up to those of past years.
From ‘no pain, no gain’ to ‘no can do,’ the phrase ‘no fly, no buy’ echoes a range of expressions over the years that have used the word ‘no.’
Surprisingly fun new games are tackling unusual themes, from waiting in line at communist-era Polish shops to the cutthroat world of academia.
An intriguing finding for men who don’t naturally smell particularly masculine.
A recent study suggests that lying world-wide is often fueled by familiar self-serving justifications.
The numbers investors really need from companies aren’t to be found in earnings reports generated under arcane accounting rules, a new book argues.
A bill in New York would allow people to be buried with the remains of their pets in human cemeteries. Joe Queenan has grave doubts.
The word ‘juniorization,’ making the rounds on Wall Street lately, has come up in other industries over the years.
New research finds that just a few brief online interventions significantly reduced suspension and dropout rates, especially for disadvantaged groups.
Coalitions have often struggled to work together, from the fall of Nineveh to the Napoleonic Wars.
New works remind us that Ailey himself felt that ‘Revelations’ overshadowed many of the company’s other dances.