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Pithy And Pointed 'There There' Puts Native American Voices Front And Center

Critic Maureen Corrigan says Tommy Orange’s novel, which centers on a cast of native and mixed-race characters whose lives intersect at a powwow, features “a ...

It'll Take More Than A Few Angry Villagers To Kill Off 'Frankenstein'

Mary Shelley’s timeless novel gave us not only an enduring trope — the misunderstood monster — but an equally enduring way to talk about what ...

Lord thing

The late US filmmaker DeWitt Beall was a prolific chronicler of Chicago during the tumultuous 1960s and early ’70s, amid the Civil Rights and Black ...

Network visualisations show what we can and what we may know

In 1928 Jacob Levy Moreno, a Vienna-trained psychiatrist who had recently emigrated to New York, developed an innovative way of identifying ‘at risk’ children. He ...

Visit the Largest Collection of Frida Kahlo’s Work Ever Assembled: 800 Artifacts from 33 Museums, All Free Online

Some films achieve the rare feat of being both colorful escapist fantasy and artful means of reconnecting us with our imperiled humanity. Pixar’s wonderful, animated ...

How Does Language Shape the Way We Think? Cognitive Scientist Lera Boroditsky Explains

Imagine a jellyfish waltzing in a library while thinking about quantum mechanics. “If everything has gone relatively well in your life so far,” cognitive scientist ...

What We Learned From Dad

This Father’s Day, we celebrate what our dads have taught us, from how to run to being a good listener. (Image credit: Aleksandar Nakic/Getty Images)

'You Just Serve As Much As You Can': Mj Rodriguez On Ball Culture And 'Pose'

The FX drama stars several transgender actors, including Rodriguez. She says, “It’s great that finally our stories are getting to be told.” (Image credit: JoJo ...

In June, Make Your Escape With These 3 Hot Reads

Summer’s getting hotter, so here are three romances guaranteed to raise your temperature and take you on an adventure, from London’s West End to Barcelona ...

'Old In Art School': An MFA Inspires A Memoir Of Age

Upon retiring from Princeton University at age 64, historian Nell Irvin Painter decided to pursue a second career in visual art among students a third ...

Is Stress Causing Hair Loss?

Here’s what you should know and how to stop it.

Struggling For Words, A Boy And His Grandfather Are 'Drawn Together' At Last

Author Minh Lê had a loving relationship with his grandparents, but he also remembers a lot of “awkward silence.” His new book explores barriers of ...

Unidentified Thief Caught On Camera Stealing $45,000 Banksy Print From Exhibit

Toronto police say Trolley Hunters was stolen from the unauthorized show Sunday — and they’ve released surveillance video backing it up. That hasn’t quieted conspiracy ...

Noch am Leben (I'm still alive)

‘For all of the stories of those who rose above it, who fought it and reclaimed their lives, there are stories of those who are ...

Animal pain is about communication, not just feeling

If you watch kids at a local playground, sooner or later one of them will run around and fall face-first to the ground. For a ...

Experience the Mystical Music of Hildegard Von Bingen: The First Known Composer in History (1098 – 1179)

The German abbess, visionary, mystic poet, composer, and healer Hildegard von Bingen “has become a symbol to disparate groups,” writes Brian Wise at WQXR, including ...

Hear David Lynch Read from His New Memoir Room to Dream, and Browse His New Online T-Shirt Store

We think of David Lynch as a filmmaker, and rightly so, but the director of Eraserhead, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive has long kept a more diverse creative portfolio. ...

11 Tweets For Anyone Who Loves Sleeping More Than Socializing

Too real. 😂

Wildly Uneven 'Superfly' Strives To Take The Anti- Out Of Its Antihero

The revamp of the classic low-budget 1972 flick Super Fly softens that film’s main character and careens between tones “like a Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado that’s ...

'Tag': The Games Men (Or Man-Boys, Anyway) Play

This “hit-or-miss goof” of an ensemble comedy, about grown men playing a child’s game, features a loaded cast, a great soundtrack and impressive action set-pieces. ...

The botanist

‘Sometimes life forces you to do some things…’ For Raïmberdi Mamatumarov, life in Tajikistan has meant ceaselessly adapting to new realities and overcoming challenge after ...

Truth is also a place

Throughout history, people found truth at holy places. Now we build courts, labs and altars to be truth spots too By Thomas Gieryn Read at ...

Hear the First Track From John Coltrane’s Lost Album: The Newly-Discovered 1963 Collection Will Get Officially Released Later This Month

Sainthood and incalculable influence aside, John Coltrane didn’t always break new ground in the studio. “If you heard the John Coltrane Quartet live in the ...

Hear Eric Clapton’s Isolated Guitar Track From the Beatles’ ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ (1968)

George Harrison of the Beatles was an accomplished guitar player with a distinctive soloing style. So you might think that with a song as personal ...

A.M. Homes: Short Stories Are 'Food For The Soul And For The Mind'

Her first story collection in 15 years is called Days of Awe, and it covers everything from a chat room for bird lovers, to a ...

How Taking A Stand For Justice Can Threaten The Careers Of Black Athletes

Journalist Howard Bryant discusses the history of social protest among African-American athletes. His new book, The Heritage, traces the tradition back to Jackie Robinson, Muhammad ...

The khipu code: the knotty mystery of the Inkas’ 3D records

The Inka Empire (1400-1532 CE) is one of few ancient civilisations that speaks to us in multiple dimensions. Instead of words or pictograms, the Inkas ...

Ethics on the battlefield

The soldier in battle is confronted with agonising, even impossible, ethical decisions. Could studying philosophy help? By Andy Owen Read at Aeon

How to Film Thought: A Close Look at the Masterful Editing of Sherlock, Starring Benedict Cumberbatch

What has drawn Sherlock, the BBC television series starring a modern-day version of Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved consulting detective, such great acclaim? Some of it, of course, ...

Enter a Digitized Collection of 38,000 Pamphlets & Periodicals From the French Revolution

“What other solution but revolution?” asks Jonah Walters of the conditions for most of the population in late-18th century France. The majority lived in abject poverty; ...

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