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In Praise of the Small Art Museum

Waiting in line to pay admission late last month at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City in a sea of heavy-winter-coated humanity, I asked myself why this […]

String Theory: The Physics of Tennis at Its Best

As Yogi Berra said of baseball, it is 90 percent mental, and "the other half is physical." This 'Yogi-ism' is equally applicable to tennis, a sport in which elite players need to be "intuitive physicists" in order to win at the highest level. 

Our Favorite Super Bowl Ad: Smart Phone Nerds

Move over, David Beckham, Matthew Broderick, Jerry Seinfeld and Donald Trump. The Super Bowl commercial that caught our attention was a Best Buy spot called “Phone Innovators” featuring none other than […]

How Howard Pyle Gave Our Heroes a Face

Peer into any young American boy’s imagination, and you’ll likely find knights, soldiers, and pirates roaming about. That fact is a true today as it was a century ago. One […]

#30: Tax Fat People

If Americans were paid to eat less and exercise more they might be motivated to lose some weight—and save us a bundle on health care—says Dr. Barry M. Popkin, director […]