The German-American cartoonist introduced the idea that Santa Claus traveled with a sleigh and reindeer.
Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod saved countless lives, but some religious leaders denounced his invention.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
Artists and fans are the big losers as bot-powered scalpers make a killing.
With the realization that overdue charges disproportionately affect access for low-income readers, libraries are reconsidering the value of fees.
Famous inventors and scientists submission to the daily grind
Lack of replication is a serious problem in science. So far, no one has an answer.
Free market ideology uses democratic vocabulary as propaganda, obscuring a non-democratic reality.
Anti-vaxxers may have a friend coming into the White House, and medical experts are worried.
Geneticists found certain gene variants were more influential than personality traits, such as grit.
Your theory predicts something novel? How nice. But no one will pay you any mind unless you test it. “He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards […]
Between Microsoft's racist chatbot to beating the world GO champion, artificial intelligence has better things to do than whatever we're afraid of. Here's a recap of the highlights.
With the May 1st grand opening to the public of its new building in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, the Whitney Museum launches a new era not only in the New York City art scene, but also, possibly, in the very world of museums. Thanks to a Renzo Piano-designed new building built, as Whitney Director Adam D. Weinberg put it, “from the inside out” to serve the interests of the art and the patrons first, the new Whitney and its classic collection of American art stretching back to 1900 has drawn excited raves and exasperated rants from critics. Their inaugural exhibition, America Is Hard to See, gathers together long-loved classic works with rarely seen newcomers to create a paradox of old and new to mirror the many paradoxes of the American history the art embodies and critiques by turns. This shock of the new (and old) is the must-see art event of the year.
Big Conference on a Big Campus (Berry College): The Public Policy Dimension of Being Stuck with Virtue
Here’s the information on our final conference of three funded by the University of Chicago: 2pm THURSDAY will feature a high successful and stunningly philosophical transplant nephrologist (kidney doctor) defending, based […]
In Monday’s GOP primary debate, Newt Gingrich earned praise from conservatives while drawing justifiable anger from many for his labeling of Barack Obama as the “food stamp president.” As the […]
Aside from the almost comically anatomically incorrect shark, the aspect of John Singleton Copley’s 1778 painting Watson and the Sharkthat most catches my eye is the black seaman standing in […]
Buzz Bissinger titled his profile of then-Mayor of Philadelphia Ed Rendell’s efforts to save his city from the brink of fiscal disaster, A Prayer for the City. Philadelphia, my native […]
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then John Scarlett Davis must have been the sincerest flatterer in all of England in 1829. In the exhibition Seeing Double: Portraits, […]