A voyage to digital book world.A Museum of Math
A non math-person goes to the museum.Sarin in the sky
With Syria in mind, a look at the worst case of Sarin poisoning in American history.Anthropological video games
Running a sweatshop and playing "Guess my Race."Ladies who drink
A book on women and alcohol leaves the reader with a hangover.
Table tennis may be the only Olympic sport that’s played concurrently in frat parties and nursing homes.
With a new iPad app, LeVar Burton reads to his fans again, twenty years later.
When the local community board gathered for a meeting the other night, concerned citizens chimed in on a dispute over exactly when Sunday brunch is served. The official answer, according to a rarely enforced city law for sidewalk cafés, is not before noon. But this week, three New York City Council members set out to legislate in favor of morning brunching.
Scrolling through these deleted tweets is a bit like falling into a portal to a politician's self-correcting brain.
April showers sprinkled onto the High Line’s greenery like the misty spray in a supermarket produce aisle. Meanwhile, under the cover of the 16th Street Chelsea Market passage, Alison Knowles was looking for her cleavers.
How designers are responding to e-readers.
For Pilgrimage, the photographer turned her camera away from celebrities, toward important traces of cultural history, and caught up with Susan Sontag.
I tagged along while the former NYTimes.com design director and new Mixel creator walked his dog, Mister President.
A startup sets out to stock digital shelves of allusions.
Despite all his lucky breaks, he still feels like he got screwed.
A character study of Kevin Clash, the puppeteer in Elmos shadow.
There is a long-held belief about cinema: There never was a silent film. But reading is silent by design. I considered a new app that provides cinematic soundtracks for digital books, and tried to hear myself think.
In 1792, Wollstonecraft wrote of the need to persuade women to endeavour to acquire strength, both of mind and body. The women who find themselves at Deep Springs will have a unique opportunity to test themselves on both counts. Unless the idea of baling hay at 4:30 a.m. does not appeal.
Its as if the novels theme of history repeating itself manifests in the controversies Vonneguts book has caused over the years.
Kids know what they like, which usually has little to do with what they are supposed to like. But that hasnt stopped celebrities like Gloria Estefan, Dolly Parton, or Madonna from getting into the childrens literature game.
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Although Rabbi Helga Newmark survived the horrors of the Holocaust, a childhood slight from Anne Frank stayed with her for the rest of her life. Then she told my seventh grade class.
I saw an old friend on the side of a bus. And on a billboard. I pass her everywhere, and she gazes outward, voiceless.
For the arts and culture mag This Recording, I found my way to Washington, D.C. but lost my bearings.
Charlie Rangel walked through the door and shook a few hands, grinning from ear to ear. Then he went straight for the microphone.
Art history, in fact, as we know it today, is a child of photography.
The marchers shouted, Housing is a right! Fight! Fight! Fight! One by one, the hands of thirteen protestors were tied behind their backs, and they were led off by police officers on charges of civil disobedience.
Though the records listed in the URDB are often ones like Most Screws Screwed into a Banana and Most Sips of Eggnog in 30 Seconds While Listening to Neil Diamond, their holders mostly take them seriously.
The woman behind the counter of the Hudson News stand at the World Trade Center Path Station said she doesnt carry The Epoch Times, and said she hadnt heard of it. The funny thing is that The Epoch Times is a big publication, printed in 33 countries.
The panelists were introduced as human rights photographers, referred to as journalists, and suggested by one student to be advocates. They projected anthropological curiosity and artistic sensibility. Much conversation sprung from trying to figure out exactly what they are and what they are doing.
I reported from Chicago, where I spent Election Day weekend.
This investigative story unveiled challenges to a longstanding University program.
A nameless gas station at 619 125th St. and another on 12th Avenue, across from the Cotton Club stand with peeling paint, are in the project zone for Columbias Manhattanville expansion.
Beyond the glass and steel illustrations of Columbias planned Manhattanville buildings is a tension between preserving the aesthetic aspects of the neighborhood and convincing local residents to embrace a modern look.
After taking a close look at the plans, I crunched the numbers on Columbias campus expansion in Manhattanville.
While marching in the Gay Pride Parade in 1998, local State Assemblyman Daniel ODonnell (D-69th district) was asked, Are you really gay?
The 35th Annual All-Night Bike Ride for the History of the City of New York class, taught by Kenneth Jackson, took students through Manhattan in a midnight tour of history.
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Engaging with the students of Harlem.
Halloween in Paris, the morning after.
Scott Garrett U.S. Representative
Daniel B. Poneman Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy
William Brinkman Director of the Office of Science, Energy Department
Kristina M. Johnson Under Secretary, Energy Department
David Sandalow Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs, Energy Department
Cathy Zoi Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, Energy Department
Caryn Wagner Undersecretary for Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security
A state court has rebuffed a landlords bid to block Bronx organizers.
A business revitalization plan in Harlem tests the balance between progress and preservation.
An initiative by the City Department of Probation shows signs of success.