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Against The Odds, A Royal Wedding Worth Watching

Normally, royal weddings are like the Oscars: a lot of pomp, but no real surprises. But when Prince Harry married Meghan Markle, the TV audience ...

Baltimore Museum Says Goodbye Warhol, Hello Younger, More Diverse Collection

The Baltimore Museum of Art is selling off part of its collection — including works by Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg — to fund the ...

Can A Hangover Give You Anxiety?

Experts explain that post-party panic.

HBO's Heavy-Handed 'Fahrenheit 451' Lacks The Poetry Of Ray Bradbury's Original

Critic Dave Bianculli says that the new TV movie “dilutes and deflates” the 1953 novel it draws from. Viewers should “skip the movie, and go ...

In Life And Fiction, Edward St. Aubyn Sheds The Weight Of His Past

St. Aubyn’s semi-autobiographical novels featuring Patrick Melrose, an Englishman from a posh but monstrous family, are now the basis of a Showtime miniseries. Originally broadcast ...

1928-1930: more interviews with elderly people throughout the US

The iconic Fox Movietone News, which ran in the United States from 1927 to 1963, was one of the first newsreels to marry moving pictures ...

Is nature continuous or discrete? How the atomist error was born

The modern idea that nature is discrete originated in Ancient Greek atomism. Leucippus, Democritus and Epicurus all argued that nature was composed of what they ...

How Women Got Dressed in the 14th & 18th Centuries: Watch the Very Painstaking Process Get Cinematically Recreated

We live in an age of convenience, and one getting more convenient all the time. Few comparisons between past and present underscore that quite so ...

Muhammad Ali & Sly Stone Get Into a Heated Debate on Racism & Reparations on The Mike Douglas Show (1974)

Ah, the 70s… an American president was impeached for criminal activity; a congressman, Wayne Hays, resigned for sleeping with his secretary, after divorcing his wife ...

Working From Home Might Take A Toll On Your Mental Health

It’s not all joy and meetings in pajamas.

New York's Spring Art Auctions Have Seen Some Yawns And Some Records

Christie’s and Sotheby’s auction houses in New York have been holding their spring auctions and such well-known names as Monet have set records. There have ...

London Calling (Occupants Of Interplanetary Craft): 'How To Talk To Girls At Parties'

John Cameron Mitchell’s “sweet, slight comic fantasy” explores what happens when a young man (Alex Sharp) in 1977 London meet-cutes a young woman (Elle Fanning) ...

Across still water

For years, John’s world has been getting darker. He’s 32 years old and is losing his sight to retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a rare genetic condition ...

Behold: science as seeing

One astronomer’s dimpled pie is another’s cratered moon. How can our mind’s eye learn to see the new and unexpected? By Gene Tracy Read at ...

How David Bowie Turned His “Adequate” Voice into a Powerful Instrument: Hear Isolated Vocal Tracks from “Life on Mars,” “Starman,” “Modern Love” “Under Pressure” & More

Believe it or not, the odds were against David Bowie becoming an international pop superstar. When it seemed he’d finally arrived, with the release of ...

The New Studs Terkel Radio Archive Will Let You Hear 5,000+ Recordings Featuring the Great American Broadcaster & Interviewer

Sitting down with a famous (or not) person and asking questions–and recording them– might seem like the most natural thing in the world these days. ...

Kim Kardashian And The Toxic Trend Of Bad Celebrity Health Advice

Poor messaging can lead to terrible mental and physical consequences.

How To Tell If Your Stress Is Causing Weight Loss

And what to do about it, according to experts.

'Cobra Kai' Looks At What Happened After 'The Karate Kid' Beat The School Bully

Thirty-four years ago, Daniel Larusso bested high school bully Johnny Lawrence at the All Valley Karate Championship in the beloved ’80s movie The Karate Kid. ...

'First Reformed' Asks: 'Will God Forgive Us For Destroying His Creation?'

Director Paul Schrader’s film tackles war and climate change with a fierce moral anger. Critic Justin Chang says Schrader makes no attempt to conceal the ...

Our golden age of TV: amid collapse, a new family emerges

Our present, many have noted, is a new golden age of television, defined by the rise of a range of sophisticated, creative and powerful serial ...

The myth of ‘mad’ genius

The Romantic stereotype that creativity is enhanced by a mood disorder is dangerous, and dissolves under careful scrutiny By Christa L Taylor Read at Aeon

19th Century Atlas Creatively Visualizes the Expansion of Geographical Knowledge Over 4000 Years of World History: From the Biblical flood to the Industrial Revolution

The age of the “universal history” has come and gone. The genre flourished in times when it seemed possible to assume a vantage point outside ...

Hear a 12-Hour Playlist of Experimental Symphonic Noise Rock by Avant-Garde Guitarist and Composer Glenn Branca (RIP)

Glenn Branca died on Monday at age 69. In tributes from august publications like The Guardian and The New York Times, the guitarist and composer’s name ...

How To Stop A Bad Moment From Destroying Your Whole Day

Experts share tips that work.

Henrietta Lacks' Lasting Impact Detailed In New Portrait

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., has unveiled a portrait of Lacks, whose cells have been used for decades — without her consent ...

'Solo' Makes The Jump To Light-Speed … Eventually

The odds of successfully telling the origin story of the Star Wars trilogy’s lovable rogue are approximately 3,720 to 1. After a sluggish start, Solo: ...

Taobao model

Cui Yue, known professionally as Pin’er, models clothes for online retailers selling their goods on the Chinese e-commerce behemoth Taobao. Because Taobao models are valued ...

How your mind, under stress, gets better at processing bad news

Some of the most important decisions you will make in your lifetime will occur while you feel stressed and anxious. From medical decisions to financial ...

Get the History of the World in 46 Lectures, Courtesy of Columbia University

When you dive into our collection of 1,300 Free Online Courses, you can begin an intellectual journey that can last for many months, if not years. ...

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