In "Hamlet," William Shakespeare contemplated the fact that once a person dies, no living person knows where that departed soul goes. That same uncertainty hovers around the final hours of the Bard of Stratford-upon-Avon.
By Dr. Howard Markel
Want to understand the tech industry? "Brotopia" author Emily Chang shares her favorite picks.
By Elizabeth Flock
As Sri Lanka reels from a series of deadly Easter Sunday attacks, the problem of violent extremism enters the spotlight once again. How can the U.S. and the world anticipate and counter the threat of terrorism, which experts agree cannot…
The melting of polar ice masses is a prominent topic in the news lately, but it’s difficult to imagine what the process would look like. In Austin, Texas, a recent photography exhibit aimed to make the concept of climate change…
By Jeffrey Brown
By Joanne Elgart Jennings
Rick Prelinger produces a film series called “Lost Landscapes," montages that present city life across 100 years. These portraits tell hidden histories of American cities through the most personal of lenses: home movies. So far, he’s presented films about San…
By Megan Thompson
Cathy Guisewite is the creator of the "Cathy" comic strip, which ran for 34 years before her 2010 retirement. Guisewite's new book of humorous essays, "Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault," chronicles the next chapter of her life, and all…
By Simona Foltyn
Baghdad is experiencing a phase of rare stability that is allowing the community to rebuild its art scene. Iraq's capital city was a beacon for artists whose world-renowned works were supported by a sizable middle class. While decades of war…
By Christopher Booker, Connie Kargbo, Sam Weber
For three nights in February, the Art Institute of Chicago in partnership with Pitchfork opened its doors for “Midwinter." The event is billed as an “unprecedented art and music experience," with more than 30 eclectic acts performing inside the museum.
Elizabeth McGovern is perhaps best known as Countess Cora Crawley from the PBS series "Downton Abbey." Now she stars on the big screen in "The Chaperone," based on the story of flapper Louise Brooks and the middle-aged housewife who accompanies…
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