Essay: Raising children wasn’t always an all-consuming job. Humorist Dave Barry on his parents’ wild parties and the grown-up escapades of the ‘Mad Men’ era.
The latest nominees for the London Design Museum’s Design Awards of the Year showcase innovative ideas, from architecture to products to transportation.
At the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and at New York’s Morrison Hotel Gallery, two shows feature Frank Sinatra relics, from rare photos to slippers.
Dan Ariely answers reader questions on crowded flights, lousy manners and rising clutter.
Popular early U.S. tales depicted Muslims as menacing figures in faraway lands or cardboard moral paragons.
Crime novelist Laura Lippman keeps going back to a Stephen Sondheim song, “Anyone Can Whistle,” for inspiration.
Mind & Matter: A recent study shows that a brief meeting can change people’s opinions about same-sex marriage, writes Robert M. Sapolsky.
Claudio Magris unleashes a lifetime of encyclopedic learning on the page in his magnificent ‘Danube: A Sentimental Journey From the Source to the Black Sea.’
The makers of a new breed of smartphones and tablets are reinventing the stylus—but avoiding the word.
Alison Gopnik on the important things that IQ studies and experiments involving foster-mother rats tell us about intelligence.
A new generation is discovering the gravity-defying work of self-taught Greek sculptor and inventor Takis, who combined science with sculpture.
Lincoln’s second inaugural is actually three speeches in one. It aspires to three coherent but unique arguments in three distinct sections, each brief, each different in tone, and each conveying a discrete message: history, guilt and redemption—the past, the present and the future.
Using nanotechnology, researchers have developed a low-cost filter that cleans the air of pollution from tiny particles.
Comedian Harris Wittels, who died last week, made the word ‘humblebrag’ famous with a Twitter account.
Michael Dobbs, the British politician and “House of Cards” creator, is ready to get back to writing.
Essay: The Ukraine crisis is even more alarming than it looks: Yet again, Russia’s strongman is making up his next moves on the fly.
The Saturday Essay: Romantic love has never been what it’s cracked up to be. That’s why we have always needed two things: an ideal of romantic love in popular culture and a more sober, chastened picture of it in high art.
An exhibit called ‘High Tea: Glorious Manifestations East and West’ features teapots, tea urns and more at the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Fla.
From prehistoric rock carvings to Sartre and Hemingway, humans have taken to the slopes for eons.
Wesleyan President Michael Roth on the importance of understanding religious experience—and the difficulty teaching it.
Traveling the country pitching his new book, Mike Huckabee is trying to lay claim to religious conservatives by trumpeting his commitment to social issues.
The world has changed; the law must change with it.
An annoying audition, unimpressed children and a victory for one of Hollywood’s true good guys, new Oscar-winner J.K. Simmons.
Taylor Swift’s application to trademark phrases spurs Joe Queenan to imagine some famous predecessors. ‘Veni, Vidi, Vici’ for rent.
How can two people look at a photograph of the same object and see different colors? Science has an explanation.
Marie Kondo’s book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up,” which focuses on the purging of belongings, arrives at a perfect time and sparks joy for book publishers.
A new book documents the considerably fashionable side of tennis, from the court to the stands.
A series of photos taken by Alex Cornell in Antarctica captures an unusual sight: a bright blue iceberg that had recently flipped over.
After working in Cambodia, San Francisco public defender Karen Tse founded a group that says it has trained 22,000 defense lawyers.
The controversy over vaccines is as old as vaccination itself, writes David Oshinsky.