Photographer, video artist and painter William Wegman, famed for his photos of Weimaraner dogs, talks about another favorite: Elizabethan composer William Byrd.
Emerson's patriotic poetry did more than capture the spirit of Lexington. It inspired generations to come.
Seniors are wise. They play Jethro Tull. There's more bingo. Why not live near them? Joe Queenan imagines the possibilities.
The word 'bicoastal,' used this season in 'Mad Men,' goes back to the early days of transcontinental aviation.
Why is natural selection so hard to understand and accept? We might try to teach children about evolution via picture books when kids are still in kindergarten, says Alison Gopnik.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo received more than $188,000 in advance payment for writing a memoir set to be published this summer as he runs for re-election, according to 2013 tax returns released on Tuesday.
For Playlist, drag-racer John Force talks about the impression Elvis and his song 'Viva Las Vegas' made--and still make--on him.
France's national rail company and the Arab World Institute display a locomotive and original Orient Express carriages next to the Seine.
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely answers reader questions on strange beliefs, old habits and new cars.
Robert M. Sapolsky on how being poor has an ample adverse impact on the developing cortex.
Works by Vietnamese artist Dinh Q. Lê, on view at a New York gallery, include a four-channel video made from abstracted 9/11 images.
The aerial photographs of Klaus Leidorf capture a different perspective on the world.
Researchers have developed a microbial fuel cell that can generate small but usable amounts of power from human saliva.
Today's ambitious women need husbands who are collaborators, not traditional breadwinners.
The Saturday Essay: From administrative assistants (the real office power brokers) to enemies (the product of success) to 'reply all' (why you may be fired one day), Stanley Bing offers a modern glossary for workplace survival.
Essay: The U.S. unemployment rate is down, but rising numbers of Americans have dropped out of the labor force entirely. The problem is more than just cyclical, writes Glenn Hubbard.
At the Aipad photography show in New York, some of the more experimental contemporary work melds with video and paintings.
An ailing artist, a pair of scissors and one last ecstatic burst of creativity: Henri Matisse's 'The Snail,' on diplay in the Tate Modern's 'Matisse Cut-Outs,' opening April 17.
The use of the phrase 'black boxes' to describe flight recorders, as in Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, had its roots in World War II.
Joe Queenan desperately pleads with the networks to spare some endangered TV shows that you may never have heard of.
As a way to advertise the gift of water to Rome no device could be more obvious, but Bernini's "Triton's Fountain" celebrates Pope Urban VIII for more than that.
In "Visiting Masterpieces: Caravaggio and Connoisseurship," Boston's Museum of Fine Arts lets visitors play authenticators of two works which may be by Caravaggio.
The noted biologist on courting controversy, the importance of biodiversity and the end of the age of man.
Washington stood by during a shocking genocide 20 years ago. But today, its remorse is making it complicit in repression by an autocrat.
The Nobel Prize-winning author Gabriel García Márquez, who died in his Mexico City home at age 87, was best known for his 1967 masterpiece, "One Hundred Years of Solitude."
This week's Don't Miss column highlights fashion in Boston, the Dallas Art Fair and Chinatown depictions in Santa Ana, Calif.
A new book showcases the diversity and color of the tiny hummingbird.
Jason Bellini on tax audits and how to avoid them, plus a look at the tax consequences of renting out your home on Airbnb.
Researchers have found that impulsiveness and procrastination are each nearly half heritable and go together.
In the world's largest democracy, local firms and election officials are finding inventive incentives to lure voters to the polls.