Before you tell me yours, let me reveal what the easiest class I had in college was, way back in the Middle Ages. It was such a breeze I barely had to even stay awake during it. It was art history!
Each week, Death by Science sends out an all-points bulletin for the latest science and technology news, tracks it down and beats a confession out of it. This week, we wake up, rub the sleep out of our eyes, roll over in bed and ask the Space Shuttle, "So, now what?" (We had sex with the Sp ... More >>
Kids With Guns presents Wolves
Above is the letter Jim Morrison sent artist Thomas E. Breitenbach in response to Breitenbach's earlier offer to paint a record cover for the Doors. Morrison's concept, in part: "Try doing a triptych. The left panel depicting a radiant moon-lit beach and an endless stream of young naked coupl ... More >>
Buzz Aldrin approves of Cronkite's coverage of Apollo 11, "explaining each procedure so that the waking world knew what was coming next." Andy Rooney, who memorably choked up at the original service, plays it safe with a taped tribute from his 60 Minutes crank-desk. He referred to his own s ... More >>
Michael Jacobs's Impressionism
Dial the Foundry Theatre for a good time
Disappearing job postings prompt Ph.D.'s to mull a career change
Germans, Spaniards, and Russians invade expanded galleries at the Metropolitan Museum
Plus Picasso and the preservation fest
Two museum shows illuminate history's darkest corners
Tampering with visual clues, Grotjahn undoes the insanity of a single perspective
A gigantic pictorial engine that changed art history
From 18th-century Berlin to 1940s Santa Monica, a dazzling array of artists and intellectuals
At the Met's "Byzantium" exhibition, prepare to behold the power of the transcendental
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