The story of David Bowie’s unfinished musical
Stolen Guercino altarpiece worth $6 million found in Morocco
How a young Antonin Scalia shaped Canada’s spy agencies
Lady Jane Grey — a quintessential Tudor
Obscure Gustav Klimt masterpiece will lead Sotheby’s London auction
The President isn’t the hero of the American story
The flaw in the Right’s media hate
The art of living and writing freely can save us from ourselves
Literature-loving writers can now work in Mark Twain’s library
“We deserve a better press, and a better president, too. If you are the sort of partisan who cannot entertain the possibility that both of these things may be true at the same time, then you ought to consider the possibility that you are one of the reasons why we do not have a better press or a better president.”
“Zhou Youguang, the inventor of a system to convert Chinese characters into words with the Roman alphabet, died recently at the age of 111. Since his system was introduced nearly six decades ago, few innovations have done more to boost literacy rates in China and bridge the divide between the country and the West.”
How microbial infections might cause Alzheimer’s disease
Will the Crac des Chevaliers survive the Syrian Civil War?
Abolish Presidents’ Day
Adding to my Netflix queue
Tom Nichols’ book is finally out. Can’t wait to read it.
Catch a star exploding in action in 2022
Centuries of New York history prepare for a move
I love this dog. So gorgeous.
It’s sad that this is necessary. There was a time when parents took their little shitheads home if they weren’t behaving. It was called common courtesy.
Fear not, America. The system IS working.
What mirrors tell us about animal minds
Italy’s art police
The beauty of books
“Unless your argument is honest, principled, and consistently applicable to both sides, you’re just being tribal.”
St Mark’s Basilica is scaffold-free for first time in 20 years
Was Nazi art really that bad?
Sotheby’s goes risqué in first-ever erotic art auction
How Rauschenberg elevated Tiffany’s window displays into an art form
What a time to be alive
An Oxford college sends Renaissance rarities to the U.S.
The United States is an exceptional, extraordinary, unusual place. One day again I hope to have a President who understands that. Instead of a President who says disgraceful things about it and thinks it’s a terrible place.
Joyce among the Jesuits
Terrible women writers
“What is the Democratic party? Is it a genuine political party, or is it simply an instrument of relatively well-off government workers who care about very little other than securing for themselves regular raises and comfortable pensions?”
Great Britain, the litter bin of Europe
Thousands of Mark Twain artifacts threatened by mold at author’s historic home undergoing repairs
Cosmic test bolsters Einstein’s “Spooky Action at a Distance”
A history of the oldest but least understood American law enforcement agency: The U. S. Marshals Service
10 sweetest pictures of Pluto from NASA’s latest release