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2019-10-14 08:04

Achaemenid Religion: Lighting the Spirit of Ancient Persia The Achaemenid Persian Empire is historically important for the Western world because of the influence of the Persian civilization on both the ancient Greeks and the ancient Jews.  ...
2019-10-14 04:16

A Play ‘Meant to Trouble’ From a Writer Raised in Conservatism Will Arbery has brought the “secretive” world of Catholic intellectuals to the stage in “Heroes of the Fourth Turning.” He’s pleased to find that they appreciate being seen, not judged....
2019-10-14 00:48

Dragon Myths: Tales of Beasts, Beauties, and Brutes The dragon is a legendary creature found in many cultures around the world. Generally speaking, the dragon is depicted as a huge creature that has a serpent-like body and the ability to fly. ...
2019-10-13 23:48

Review: Partying to End the Patriarchy in a Dionysian ‘Girls’ This head-tripping play from Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, inspired by Euripides’ “The Bacchae,” allows women past and present to find catharsis in one truly wild bash....
2019-10-13 19:16

Battle of the Gods, When Titans Took on Zeus When discussing the creation myths of the ancient Greek gods, as told by the poet Hesiod (750-650 BC), it is best to imagine an audience huddled around a single speaker by way of a fire pit in the darkest of night.  ...
2019-10-13 16:48

What’s on TV Sunday: The ‘Succession’ Season Finale and ‘Schitt’s Creek’ The Roy family weighs its options in the “Succession” season finale, while the Rose family’s small-town saga continues in Season 5 of “Schitt’s Creek.”...
2019-10-13 10:16

Spectacular Gold Treasures of Ancient Africa Revealed Mined, melted and sculptured, adorning royalty and showcasing wealth and prestige, buried or lost in the earth for centuries, only to be excavated and exhibited and once more cast its seductive magic on the psyche of humans ...
2019-10-13 01:48

1000 Ancient Sites Revealed by Aerial Scan of Scotland’s Arran Island Archaeologists in Scotland have concluded a cutting-edge archaeological project which has revealed around 1,000 previously unknown archaeological sites on the Isle of Arran. ...
2019-10-13 00:16

Hades, God of the Underworld and His Unsung Powers In Greek mythology, Hades was the god of the dead and the ruler of the Underworld. Thus, he was an important god in the Greek pantheon. Nevertheless, he is not considered to be a member of the Twelve Olympians, as he resided not on Mount Olympus, but...
2019-10-13 00:16

5 Rappers Dropped From New York Music Festival at Police Request The performers were removed from this weekend’s Rolling Loud festival at Citi Field after the N.Y.P.D. said they had “been affiliated with recent acts of violence citywide.”...
2019-10-12 22:48

Gory Fresco of Gladiator Fight Found in Sleazy Pompeii Tavern Archaeologists in Pompeii have unearthed a well-preserved fresco in a gladiators’ tavern illustrating the end of a fight in gory detail. ...
2019-10-12 15:48

Dove Cameron: 'Difficult being a young girl these days' Dove Cameron, who stars in the latest Disney's Descendants film, describes the difficulty of balancing her own personality with people's desire for her to be a role model....
2019-10-12 08:32

Did the Pre-Clovis Cultures in America Originate from Japan? One of the most contentious issue in American, if not world archaeology is the validity of the ‘Clovis first’ theory, which is based on the argument that humans first came into America with the opening of a vast ice corridor running from north-west t...
2019-10-12 07:00

The Myth of National Socialism: How the Nazis Distorted the Nordic Past National Socialism is one of the most unusual and documented regressus ad uterum historical events in modern times. It’s a unique case in history when a modern political party returned to its mythological past and built its essence around it.  ...
2019-10-12 07:00

Mount Hua Trail: Where 100 People Plummet to Their Deaths Every Year The Huashan Trail is considered by some to be one of the most dangerous hiking trails in the world. This trail is located on Huashan (or Mount Hua), a mountain situated near the city of Huayin in the Chinese province of Shaanxi. Fatalities on the Hua...
2019-10-12 07:00

Paquiquineo: Brave Traitor or Freedom Fighter? In 1561, a Native American from Virginia by the name of Paquiquineo was invited, in some accounts kidnapped, to Spain where he met the king and eventually was sent back to the Americas to assist the Spaniards in the conversion of his people to Christ...
2019-10-12 07:00

Robert Goelet, New York Grandee and Naturalist, Dies at 96 The scion of a 17th-century New York family, he headed major cultural institutions and became a steward of Gardiners Island, which his wife’s family had owned since 1639....
2019-10-11 23:32

Questions About ‘Gemini Man?’ We Have Answers If you’re wondering how they made Will Smith look like the Fresh Prince again, or are curious about the movie’s high frame rate (and what that is), read here....
2019-10-11 23:32

Puzzling Family Structure Revealed in Bronze Age Households Archaeogenetic analyses have provided new insights into social structures of Bronze age households in ‘Europe’ 4000 years ago. Nuclear families lived together with foreign women and unrelated individuals from lower social classes.  ...
2019-10-11 23:00

HBO to Tackle Mental Illness Stigma in New Campaign The network will put alerts at the beginnings of some episodes and release a series of explainer videos narrated by a psychologist, in an effort to normalize conversations around mental health....
2019-10-11 19:32

After Fox News Poll, Late Night Wonders Where Trump Can Turn for Support “If Trump can’t rely on Fox News to make himself feel better, what can he watch?” Seth Meyers joked after a poll found strong support for impeaching the president....
2019-10-11 19:32

At Hong Kong Protests, Art That Imitates Life Instagram-ready works of art and graphic design — sometimes whimsical, mostly anonymous — are defining features of the city’s antigovernment demonstrations....
2019-10-11 19:32

Florida Women Are No Joke. I Should Know. What is it really like to love, work and struggle in the Sunshine State? The characters in a new wave of books and TV shows have not just survived — they’ve thrived....
2019-10-11 19:32

Industrial Zone Found In Luxor’s Valley of the Monkeys Archaeologists in Egypt have made two remarkable discoveries at the Valley of the Monkeys in Luxor. They have found evidence of industrial areas or zones, where workers lived and worked.  ...
2019-10-11 17:16

Did 420,000-Year-Old Humans Plan Their Diets and Store Food? Israeli scientists have found evidence that early humans thought ahead and stored fat and marrow laden animals bones for rainy days. ...
2019-10-11 05:48

The French Revolution and Birth of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity The French Revolution is often considered to be one of the most significant events not only in the history of France and Europe, but also in the world. This revolution is known also as the Revolution of 1789, the year when it reached its first climax...
2019-10-11 05:48

Does This Explicit Medieval Poem Hold Dark Undertones? Fragments from a popular sexually explicit medieval French book have been discovered describing what journalists are calling a “hot-encounter" and “X-rated language”, but is this text a much more sinister attack at femininity? ...
2019-10-10 20:32

Long, Dark Nights in Berlin’s Theaters Berlin’s theater season opens with directors taking audiences through the fog of war, down the gloomy tunnels of cyberspace and into a world without hope....
2019-10-10 19:32

Being Bella? Harvey Fierstein Doesn’t Need a Dress to Try Fierstein is no stranger to portraying women onstage. This time, he’s skipping the drag to play the outspoken politician Bella Abzug. Why him? He’s got an answer....
2019-10-10 19:32

The Fiery Cosmic Egg of Hildegard von Bingen The language of prophecy is frequently enigmatic, bewildering, and even disconcerting. Most of us are familiar with some of the cryptic messages of Nostradamus, Mother Shipton, Edgar Cayce, and other seers. Hildegard von Bingen is another in history’...
2019-10-10 15:32

Early Humans Evolved in Ecosystems Unlike Any Found Today To understand the environmental pressures that shaped human evolution, scientists must first piece together the details of the ancient plant and animal communities that our fossil ancestors lived in over the past seven million years. ...
2019-10-10 15:32

The Floating Warhorses of Alexander the Great: The Menacing Mount of the Macedonians When Philip II came to the throne of ancient Macedon in the turbulent days of 359 BC, the nation was besieged. Illyrians were amassing to the north, Greeks occupied the major coastal cities ...
2019-10-10 05:00

Uniquely Preserved Cave Lion Cubs: Stunning Photos and Secrets Revealed At first, scientists believed they had found male cave lion cub siblings that were born 44,000 years ago and found ten meters (32.8 ft.) apart in Yakutia, but the truth is rather different. And they still hope to bring the species back to life. ...
2019-10-10 05:00

Riding Peruvian Waves for 2000 Years on the Totora Reed Raft Traveling on the dry windswept northern coast of Peru, beside a spectacular landscape, one finds interesting ways whereby people make a living. That’s how we stumbled on a strange little raft made of reeds used by fishermen in Huanchaco. ...
2019-10-10 01:32

Criminal Element Returns to Sark Island Sark, the tiny Channel Island with a deeply criminal pirate history is once again “awash” with crooks, according to a police report. ...
2019-10-09 23:00

The Real Threat of ‘Joker’ Is Hiding in Plain Sight What the film wants to say — about mental illness or class divisions in society — is not as interesting as what it accidentally says about whiteness....
2019-10-09 20:00

Creating Waves, Destroying Lives: Ancient Tsunamis That Left Their Mark The catastrophic Indian Ocean tsunami of late 2004 claimed up to 300,000 lives in the space of 24 hours. In 2011, the Japanese tsunami claimed another 20,000 lives. ...
2019-10-09 19:00

From Mycenaean to Macedon: The Prominence of Eretria in Greek Colonization Eretria is an ancient Greek city state located in the southern part of Euboea, a Greek island facing the coast of Attica. Eretria is said to have been founded during the 8th century BC and was one of the Greek city states that played an important rol...
2019-10-09 19:00

Mysterious 1500-year-old Tablet Deciphered as Dancer’s Curse An academic has finally deciphered the mysterious writings on a lead tablet after 70 years. They were shown to be a curse aimed at a dancer. The curse-tablet dates from the Byzantine era and is providing new insights into its society, culture, and re...
2019-10-09 19:00

Oldest Life On Earth Traced To Land Scientists have found exceptionally preserved microbial remains in some of Earth's oldest rocks in Western Australia - a major advance in the field, offering clues for how life on Earth originated.  ...
2019-10-09 19:00

Inca Empire Constructed Over 40,000 Kms of Roads and Superhighways in 100 Years The Inca Empire was a superpower that was centered on the western coast of South America. This prevailing civilization flourished between the 15th and 16th centuries, and at its height of power it extended from Quito, Ecuador, in the north, to Santia...
2019-10-09 19:00

Inscription on Coffin Discovered to be Oldest Egyptian Soul Map A 4000-year-old ancient Egyptian text illustrates the oldest map of the underworld in existence. ...
2019-10-09 19:00

The Inner Mysteries of Ancient Egypt and the Nile Speaker(s): Andrew CollinsEvent Category: Ancient CivilizationsEvent Date(s): 04/02/2020 - 14:30 to 18/02/2020 - 14:30Ancient Origins Tours begin with the wonders of ancient Egypt and the mysteries of the Nile with an exclusive 15-day, 14-night tour ...
2019-10-09 19:00

The Pioneering British Socialist Who Revolutionized Victorian Children’s Literature “The Life and Loves of E. Nesbit,” a new biography by Eleanor Fitzsimons, is an admiring portrait of the author of “The Railway Children” and dozens of other books....
2019-10-08 20:32

Zadie Smith Experiments With Short Fiction In her first story collection, “Grand Union,” the British novelist moves beyond traditional narrative into the surreal, the essayistic, the pointillist....
2019-10-08 20:32

If You Use Tea Bags, You’ll Be in Hot Water With This Connoisseur “Infused: Adventures in Tea” follows Henrietta Lovell around the globe in search of quality leaves and people who know that good tea is as fine as good wine....
2019-10-08 20:32

Cash, Credit or Painting? How, and Why, Artists Exchange Work The shadow economy of trades is both a holdover from the past and a vital practice that keeps artists honest — or at least competitive with their peers....
2019-10-08 20:32

Paul Rudd, the One-Man Double Act The star of “Ant-Man” and “Avengers: Endgame” confronts himself, quite literally, playing both an imperfect man and his perfect clone in “Living With Yourself.”...
2019-10-08 20:32

The Ionian Revolt - Prelude to the Graeco-Persian Wars The Ionian Revolt was a series of revolts that broke out in Asia Minor at the beginning of the 5th century BC. At that time, the whole of Asia Minor was under the rule of the Achaemenid Empire. The central part of the region’s west coast was known as...
2019-10-08 05:00

Ancient Architecture, Ancient Alcohol, Ancient Religion and the End of Our World In 1995 a German archeologist named Klaus Schmidt decided to begin work in Turkey at a place called Potbelly Hill, or Göbekli Tepe. He didn't know at the time that he was about to turn the world of archaeology upside down and re-write the story of ou...
2019-10-08 05:00

The Theatre of Ohrid, Where the Greeks Played and the Romans Slayed The Ancient Greeks are known for their incredible, long-lasting innovations such as the water mill, the alarm clock, the Olympics, and the theatre! They built a great many theatres in the lands they ruled and one that is still in use today ...
2019-10-08 05:00

Extinction Rebellion ‘Deface’ Protected English Landscape Extinction Rebellion defaced a famous English White Horse weeks after schoolchildren helped restore the ancient monument. The material used was temporary, but the discontent could be lasting. ...
2019-10-08 05:00

Hidden Chambers and Meaning: Is the Great Pyramid for a King or Priests? When I first thought of elements in the pyramid, I had no idea that I would end up postulating the existence of another hidden chamber. Can we locate it more precisely and find out how to get into it? ...
2019-10-07 16:16

5,000-Year-Old Canaanite Megacity Unearthed in Israel Archaeologists working for the Israel Antiquities Authority have announced the discovery of a major city, which they are calling a megalopolis.  ...
2019-10-07 04:48

15th-Century Medieval Home Comes Flat-Packed! A magnificent, authentic 15th century home could be yours for as little as £100,000. So, what’s the catch? Think IKEA assembling on a much bigger scale! ...
2019-10-07 04:48

The Great Pyramid: New Theory on God Symbolism and the Hidden Chambers Architecture is language of form, of three dimensional images reflecting the function of a building and the time it was built. At best it demonstrates the builders’ beliefs regarding life and the world around them. ...
2019-10-07 04:48

Six Russians Whose Money Has Made Art and Friends in the West As individuals or leaders of foundations and companies, some rich Russians have become patrons of the arts and sponsor events that celebrate Russian culture abroad....
2019-10-06 20:48

The Dark Life of a Medieval Executioner – A Cut Away from the Rest It is no surprise that the medieval period was filled with all kinds of undesirable jobs. There were leech collectors, cesspool cleaners, serfs, and gong farmers, to name a few. But one vocation that was, perhaps, one of the toughest, was the job of ...
2019-10-06 15:16

Egyptian Cat Goddess Bastet, Protector of the King The wondrous world of Egyptian deities is filled with all manner of fantastic creatures, each one captivating in its unique depiction. This vast pantheon features hundreds upon hundreds of deities... ...
2019-10-06 05:32

Primeval Communication and the Beat of the Drum Human beings need complex communication, no matter if it's through speech or music. The invention of drums has become an essential factor in all musical forms of artistic expression. It is through humanities yearning for communication that musical in...
2019-10-05 23:48

5,700-Year-Old Child Skeleton with Crushed Head Found in Turkey Archaeologists have unearthed the remains of a child who died in the Copper Age, 5,700 years ago, in Turkey. The skeleton, believed to be that of a 6- or 7-year-old, was found in the ruins of a prehistoric dwelling and displayed signs of trauma. ...
2019-10-05 23:48

Rogue Metal Detectorists On Trial For Stealing $3.6million Treasure Metal detectorists have made many amazing discoveries down the years in Britain, with a great hoard of 2,600 coins just revealed last month. But there are strict rules regarding archaeological finds made by detectorists.  ...
2019-10-05 07:32

Riding the Seas: Kelpies, Hippocampus, and More Monstrous Horses There are many interesting legends from around the world and through the ages that refer to mythical beings that are similar to horses. The Scottish Kelpies are some of the more intriguing of these creatures and tales about these water horses have be...
2019-10-05 07:32

The Enigmatic Name and Face of YHWH   What was then the real name of the divinity who on Mount Sinai: "gave Moses the two tables of Testimony" written by his own ‘finger’? (Exodus 31:18). ...
2019-10-05 07:32

In Medieval England, Magic Was A Service Industry Chances are that when you hear the words “medieval magic”, the image of a witch will spring to mind: wizened old crones huddled over a cauldron containing unspeakable ingredients such as eye of newt.  ...
2019-10-05 07:32

Paris mounts first Toulouse-Lautrec exhibition in three decades An exhibition showing the works of painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, famed for his portrayal of Paris's cafes, brothels and cabarets at the end of the nineteenth century, opens next week in the French capital....
2019-10-05 03:32

Koons unveils giant 'Bouquet of Tulips' tribute to victims of 2015 Paris attacks American artist Jeff Koons unveiled in Paris on Friday his sculpture Bouquet of Tulips, a tribute to the victims of militant Islamist attacks in the French capital in November 2015....
2019-10-05 03:32

New Research Turns Tasmanian Aboriginal History On Its Head American farmer and poet Wendell Berry said of the first Europeans in North America that they came with vision, but not with sight. They came with vision of former places but not the sight to see what was before them. ...
2019-10-04 23:32

Why the ‘Joker’ Movie Was a Risk Warner Bros. Wanted to Take The studio set out to make a boundary-pushing film. The early reaction has included critical praise and deep unease about the film’s violence and message....
2019-10-04 20:32

What Happened After the Joke: A Stand-Up’s Harrowing Tale Gary Gulman has always avoided hack comedy. In a new special, he finds himself in territory other comics have staked out involving depression. The results are fascinating....
2019-10-04 20:32

Big Sins and Small Atonements: Marilyn Stasio’s Crime Column A guilt-ridden female sheriff polices a Southern town while a bad-boy bruiser ventures into Minnesota’s academia. And two sleuths tussle over a London corpse....
2019-10-04 13:32

How Should We Understand Clarence Thomas? Two new books, Corey Robin’s “The Enigma of Clarence Thomas” and Myron Magnet’s “Clarence Thomas and the Lost Constitution,” offer vastly different interpretations of the Supreme Court’s only black justice....
2019-10-04 13:32

Can We Trust Economists? Binyamin Appelbaum’s “The Economists’ Hour” and Janek Wasserman’s “The Marginal Revolutionaries” examine the impact of economic ideas on modern politics....
2019-10-04 13:32

Lil Tecca’s Parents Let Him Pursue Rap. Now He’s a Star (With Braces). He was only 16 when an out-of-the-blue tweet led to the recording session that yielded his breakthrough hit, “Ransom.” See how the internet stars aligned to make Lil Tecca a new king of streaming....
2019-10-04 13:32

Trump Just Blew the Whistle on Himself, Seth Meyers Says “Trump’s like a mobster who instead of throwing a body in the trunk, throws it in the passenger seat so he can use the car pool lane,” Meyers said Thursday....
2019-10-04 10:16

Antikythera Shipwreck and the Discovery of Ancient Tech That Shocked the World Around 60 BC, a ship was wrecked off the northeast coast of a small island called Aigila in the straits between Crete and the Peloponnese. The exact character of the ship is not known, but it was probably a large merchant vessel ...
2019-10-04 06:16

The Strange Phenomenon of the 2,600-year-old Heslington Brain Sometime between 673 BC to 482 BC, in a region that would one day be known as East Heslington York, a mysterious man was hung by the rope and then decapitated ceremoniously. ...
2019-10-04 06:16

Lost temple of the Pharaoh Ptolemy IV found in Egypt The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities has announced a dramatic find in the center of the country. During construction work, the lost temple of a pharaoh of the Ptolemaic Dynasty was uncovered, completely by chance.  ...
2019-10-04 06:16

Scientific Shamans Make E-coli Brew “Magic Mushroom” Hallucinogen Scientists have successfully modified E. coli to create the powerful psychoactive chemical found in magic mushrooms that were consumed by most prehistoric tribes. ...
2019-10-04 06:16

Ancient Reptilian Hand Muscles Found in Human Embryos High resolution 3D microscope images have revealed truths about early human development proving human embryos have more muscles than adults! ...
2019-10-04 06:16

Gauguin, Gauguin, Gone - Tahiti painting to be auctioned in Paris in December A painting by French post-impressionist painter Paul Gauguin is to be sold in Paris in December in an auction expected to fetch at least 5 million euros ($5.48 million)....
2019-10-04 03:16

Banksy's chimp-depicting 'Devolved Parliament' sells for over $12 million A large Banksy painting depicting primates sitting in Britain's parliament sold for more than $12 million on Thursday, a record price at auction for a work by the secretive British street artist, according to Sotheby's....
2019-10-04 03:16

You’re a Movie Star. Congrats, Here’s Your Space Movie. A major film career isn’t complete without one. This year it was Brad Pitt and Natalie Portman’s turns. They’re part of a long Hollywood tradition. Here’s a look back....
2019-10-04 01:16

Larry Willis, Pianist Who Crossed Genres, Is Dead at 76 In a career that began in the early 1960s, he worked with a long and varied list of musicians and groups including Hugh Masekela, Carla Bley and Blood, Sweat and Tears....
2019-10-04 01:16

2 Women Say James Franco’s Acting School Sexually Exploited Them In a lawsuit filed Thursday, the women say the school pressured them into uncomfortable activities and promised acting opportunities that did not materialize....
2019-10-04 01:16

Uffizi Director Rejects Vienna Job at Last Minute, Causing an Uproar Just weeks before he was supposed to start at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the German art historian Eike Schmidt said he wanted to remain in Florence....
2019-10-03 18:16

Robert De Niro and Ex-Aide Take Each Other to Court Over Office Behavior Chase Robinson said the actor treated her as his “office wife,” while his company accused her of extravagant spending and binge-watching “Friends” while on the job....
2019-10-03 18:16

Tyler Perry Builds a New Kingdom, With Madea Behind Him As the cultural firmament shifts, he is launching his 330-acre studios and creating more content than ever. Is he sacrificing quality for quantity? It’s a debate he rejects....
2019-10-03 18:16

Treasure Hunter Given Go Ahead to Dig for $10 Billion Inca Hoard After a decade of searching, a treasure hunter believes he’s set to find an Inca hoard on Robinson Crusoe Island. ...
2019-10-03 12:16

Decoded Inscription Reveals Pompeii was a City of Extremes The ruined city of Pompeii that was devastated by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD continues to provide insights into Roman history and society.  ...
2019-10-03 12:16

The Other Side of the Flood: Was Abraham of Indian Descent? A fascinating hypothesis, developed in recent years, proposes a vision of the patriarch Abraham totally different from what eminent biblical studies have until today reported.  ...
2019-10-03 12:16

Huge Hoard of Viking Sword Parts Found in Estonia Archaeologists have uncovered the fragments of about a hundred swords that once belonged to Viking warriors. They were unearthed in the Baltic country of Estonia. The experts believe that the fragments were once part of weapons used as grave markers ...
2019-10-03 12:16

Prehistoric Stone Penis Penetrates Through Time A Bronze Age stone penis once used for sacrificial fertility rituals has been uncovered in Sweden. The carved phallic statue stands erect at nearly 2 feet (52 centimeters) high and has been linked to a Bronze Age fertility cult that existed between 1...
2019-10-03 12:16

The Taulas of Menorca - Mysterious Megaliths of the Talaiotic People Located in the Mediterranean Sea are a set of Spanish islands known as the Balearic Islands. One of those island, Menorca, is home to an impressive collection of megalithic stone monuments called the taulas. The origin and purpose of the taulas is un...
2019-10-03 12:16

Viminacium: Where Mammoths Roamed and Romans Ruled The Balkans was once an important strategic part of the Roman Empire and as a result, archaeologists have found a vast array of historic Roman ruins in the region. One of the most extensive archaeological sites in the Balkans is the ruined Roman city...
2019-10-03 12:16

Late Night Wonders Who Trump Aides Called for a Quote on the Moat “Yeah, they actually got a quote for the moat, which also sounds like the name of the most xenophobic Dr. Seuss book ever,” Trevor Noah joked Wednesday....
2019-10-03 09:16

Can a Rapper’s Take on Camus Become France’s ‘Hamilton’? With a cast that includes amateur actors from Paris’s deprived suburbs, “The Just Assassins” gives ethnic minority actors a chance to shine onstage at one of the city’s most hallowed theaters....
2019-10-03 09:16

After Madea, Tyler Perry Builds a New Kingdom With the cultural firmament shifting, he is launching his 330-acre studios and creating more content than ever. Is he sacrificing quality for quantity? It’s a debate he rejects....
2019-10-03 09:16

‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ Review: Hip-Hop Saves the World This exultant evening of improvised rap — created by Thomas Kail, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Anthony Veneziale — turns out to be a perfect fit for Broadway....
2019-10-03 09:16

New Scrutiny of Museum Boards Takes Aim at World of Wealth and Status A recent protest at the Whitney that drummed out a vice chairman exposed the symbiotic, but potentially problematic, relationship that museums have with some trustees....
2019-10-03 09:16

Banksy takes aim at British life in suburban 'homewares' shop Banksy has set up a "homewares" store in a south London suburb, displaying politically-provocative pieces such as the Union Jack stab-proof vest he designed for British rapper Stormzy....
2019-10-02 13:48

Modern Humans' Advanced Weapons Outclassed the Neanderthals A team of Japanese and Italian researchers, sponsored by Tohoku University, have proven evidence of mechanically delivered projectile weapons in Europe dating to 45,000 - 40,000 years ago -- more than 20,000 years sooner than previously thought.  ...
2019-10-02 11:48

The Old Man of the Sea: Shape Shifting in Service of Poseidon Described as elusive and difficult to pinpoint, the ‘Old Man of the Sea’ may take on many names in mythology, but he embodies the virtues of truth and justice, until he was usurped by a sinister character who made a nuisance of himself by latching on...
2019-10-02 11:48

Wing Bone Indicates Swan Shamanism Could Be 420,000 Years Old! The idea that the human soul might take the form of a swan to journey from this world to the next could be one of the oldest fundamental beliefs of human kind, or so suggests a new discovery from the 420,000-year-old cave site of Qesem near Tel Aviv ...
2019-10-02 11:48

Coffin Pieced Together Reveals Egyptian Princess Face In Egypt archaeologists have been able to reconstruct the face of the daughter of an Egyptian pharaoh. They painstakingly pieced together what seems to be the sarcophagus of an Egyptian princess named Hatshepset... ...
2019-10-02 11:48

Treasure Hunter Permitted to Dig for $10 Billion Inca Hoard A Dutch treasure hunter has clashed with a Chilean politician over the legendary treasure of Robinson Crusoe Island. ...
2019-10-02 11:48

Headhunting and Shrunken Heads: Gruesome Ancient War Trophies Headhunting is a practice that has been carried out by numerous cultures throughout the world. For instance, during the Qin dynasty in ancient China it is claimed that soldiers collected the heads of their dead enemies and tied them around their wais...
2019-10-02 11:48

Swiss Archaeologists Discover 5,500 Year Old Submerged Monument Ancient stone alignments and cairns have been discovered in Switzerland’s Lake Constance and researchers say they are 5,500 years old. ...
2019-10-02 11:48

The House’s Giuliani Subpoena Was No Surprise, Trevor Noah Says “I mean, you know you’re in trouble if you control-F your name in a whistle-blower’s report and the screen lights up like a motel bed under a black light,” Noah said....
2019-10-02 09:32

Jeanette Winterson’s Playful New Novel Offers Thoughts on Mad Science and Sexbots “Frankissstein” combines a story involving Mary Shelley, the author of “Frankenstein,” with a contemporary plot about artificial intelligence and sex dolls....
2019-10-02 00:32

Architecture’s Most Irredeemable Cad “Plagued by Fire,” Paul Hendrickson’s biography of Frank Lloyd Wright, attempts to show the fundamental decency of a man history has portrayed as both a genius and a monster....
2019-10-02 00:32

Hiroshi Sugimoto Has Hard Thoughts and a Soft Focus In his new book, the photographer reveals the essence of important buildings. In conversation, he has a few unvarnished things to say about some of them....
2019-10-02 00:32

Up Close and Personal: New Essays From Leslie Jamison In her second collection, “Make It Scream, Make It Burn,” the author of “The Empathy Exams” wages a journalistic battle between sentiment and detachment....
2019-10-02 00:32

Speech and Violence Collide in ‘The Topeka School’ Ben Lerner’s third novel draws on autobiographical details, like his previous two did, but offers a more conventional plot about a family in Kansas and the coarsening of political language....
2019-10-02 00:32

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Amazon and More in October Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are the ones we think are most interesting for October....
2019-10-02 00:32

9,000 Year Old Bones of Oldest Residents of England Found Researchers in England have just proven that some human remains that were believed to be from the Roman era are in fact significantly older and come from the Middle Stone Age.  ...
2019-10-01 13:48

Siberian Trash Dump Becomes A Medieval Fortress Siberian rubbish dump staff have turned their workplace into a marvelous medieval tourist attraction. Garbage dumps and trash heaps are generally not regarded as potential tourist attractions and most of us avoid them at all costs fearing diseases an...
2019-10-01 13:48

Modern Human’s Advanced Weapons Outclassed the Neanderthals A team of Japanese and Italian researchers, sponsored by Tohoku University, have proven evidence of mechanically delivered projectile weapons in Europe dating to 45,000 - 40,000 years ago -- more than 20,000 years sooner than previously thought.  ...
2019-10-01 13:48

Jimmy Spicer, Influential Early Rapper, Is Dead at 61 Mr. Spicer’s career was brief but consequential. In just a few songs he introduced phrases and tropes that would become part of hip-hop’s core catalog....
2019-09-30 22:16

Mummies with Heart Disease: A Mass-Killer with Ancient Origins Scientists studying ancient mummies found modern heart disease is an ancient human killer. ...
2019-09-30 18:00

Vatican City: The Tiniest Country with the Biggest Influence Vatican City, known officially as the Vatican City State, is the smallest and one of the most remarkable countries in the world. It is enclaved within Rome, the capital of Italy.  ...
2019-09-30 12:48

Meteorite Swords Forged from the Fire of the Heavens From the earliest conscious moments of the human race, we looked up into the distant night sky in wonder and amazement. Our early ancestors glanced at the same skies we see today and pondered the mysteries of the universe.  ...
2019-09-29 22:32

Skeleton of Ancient Sports Fan Found Buried with Head-Shaped Jar A grave has been found in Bulgaria with the skeleton of an ancient sportsman or sports fan.  Alongside the human remains was a nearly 2000-year-old jar that represents the head of a boxer or a wrestler. ...
2019-09-29 16:00

Apadana – The Everlasting Hall of the Achaemenids Throughout countless centuries, across all kinds of different epochs, the great hypostyle hall of Apadana has been an impressive source of wonder and inspiration for all manner of folk.  ...
2019-09-29 08:00

Swedish Schools to Ditch Ancient History in Favor of Gender Roles A controversial new proposal might see Swedish state schools dropping history classes from the national education curriculum to make space for “postmodernism and democratic values”, such as gender roles. ...
2019-09-29 00:32

Birthing Trauma Comes from Two Million Years of Walking Upright Birthing a human child is always painful and can be a drawn-out process threatening the lives of both mother and baby. The ordeal sometimes even lasts for days. However, chimps have a much easier job giving birth, usually over a few hours and without...
2019-09-29 00:32

Italy’s Ancient Benandanti: Harvest Rites and Ghostly Battles In the Friuli region of Italy in 1580, during the peak of the Roman Inquisition’s foray into witchcraft, an inquisitorial examination of a local town crier produced the following eerie testimony: “…during the Ember Days, at night ...
2019-09-28 17:16

Myron Bloom, Revered French Horn Player, Is Dead at 93 He was principal horn in the Cleveland Orchestra for George Szell and in the Orchestre de Paris for Daniel Barenboim. But his first love was the cello....
2019-09-28 14:32

In a Syrian Town Under Siege, a Secret Library Kept Dreams Alive “Syria’s Secret Library,” by Mike Thomson, tells the story of a hidden book collection in a bombed-out building that functioned as “an oasis of normality” in the midst of war....
2019-09-28 14:32

Legends say Mysterious Women Built the Megaliths of Portugal Prehistoric Europeans told legends about powerful, mysterious female makers of European stone tombs called dolmens and cromlechs. On the one hand, they were said to bestow riches and fertility on individuals, and fantastic gifts like brewing beer and...
2019-09-28 09:32

Slave Trade and Exotic Animals Made the Ancient Port of Adulis Rich The Red Sea coast has traditionally been one of the world’s great crossroads for trade and a meeting place of cultures. Because of this, there are many notable ports on this north-eastern coast of Africa.  ...
2019-09-28 09:32

Ancient Ukrainian Megastructures Were Huge Community Centers Archaeologists have derived volumes of new data from a series of ancient megastructures found in a giant prehistoric Ukrainian settlements. ...
2019-09-28 02:32

Cryptic Crosses, Mystery Medallions and Enigmatic Relics in Christian Churches To the naked eye, they lie hidden in plain sight, but medieval artists hid cryptic messages in fresco’s, medallions and paintings and collected relics believed to have apotropaic qualities to ward off evil.  ...
2019-09-28 02:32

New York Met Returns Stolen Golden Coffin to Egypt In New York, authorities, have announced the return of a stolen gold coffin to Egypt. The coffin was fraudulently sold to the New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Its repatriation is another example of the growing international efforts to combat th...
2019-09-28 02:32

Roman Fort Discovered Hidden Beneath English Bus Station A long-lost Roman fort has been uncovered during a construction project in the British town of Exeter. The discovery stunned archaeologists as there was no record to indicate that there was a fortification in the area.  ...
2019-09-28 02:32

Lessons From Baryshnikov on Robbins (Less Is More) Mikhail Baryshnikov is back at New York City Ballet, coaching Jerome Robbins’s “Opus 19/The Dreamer”: “It’s like not a dancer who is a man. It’s just a man who is a dancer.”...
2019-09-28 00:32

‘S.N.L.’ Is Sorry: A Brief History of the Show’s (Sort Of) Apologies Will “Saturday Night Live” address the Shane Gillis flap in its Season 45 premiere this weekend? Who knows, but here’s how it has handled past controversies on-air....
2019-09-28 00:32

Kehinde Wiley’s Times Square Monument: That’s No Robert E. Lee The sculpture, of an African-American man in streetwear and mounted on a horse, was unveiled Friday and will eventually move to Richmond, Va., home to a number of Confederate memorials....
2019-09-28 00:32

How Do You Rewrite the ABCs? The Secrets of Songwriting on ‘Sesame Street’ “Sesame Street” has been teaching the ABC’s for 50 years with music. Elmo, Usher and the writing team tell us how they create some of the best-known songs in educational media....
2019-09-27 21:32

A Director Who Is Old School With a Vengeance S. Craig Zahler’s brutal, stylized action films, “Bone Tomahawk,” “Brawl in Cell Block 99” and “Dragged Across Concrete,” exemplify an attitude: Mash a genre, smash a skull....
2019-09-27 21:32

Cobie Smulders Is a Pacifist. But for ‘Stumptown,’ She’s Willing to Kick Butt. The actor — forever Robin Scherbatsky of “How I Met Your Mother” to us — goes darkly funny as a military vet turned private eye who uses gambling, drinking and sex to numb her PTSD....
2019-09-27 21:32

In ‘Abominable,’ Asian Actors Play Asian Characters. What a Novelty. Also rare for a big-studio animated feature, it’s centered on a modern Chinese family. Will it help change the lack of Asian representation onscreen? Even its supporters are unsure....
2019-09-27 21:32

Oleg Sentsov: Russian by Blood and Language, Ukrainian in Spirit Released from a Russian jail in the Arctic in a prisoner swap, the filmmaker vows to fight on against what he calls President Vladimir V. Putin’s “political necrophilia.”...
2019-09-27 21:32

Gianfranco Gorgoni, Artistic Photographer of Art, Dies at 77 He captured masters at work and documented the creation of Land Art, like Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty.” For one book he teamed up with Fidel Castro....
2019-09-27 21:32

Tekashi69 Courted Gang Life. Then Reality Became Too Real. The rapper’s testimony about the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods showed how social media has upended the traditional relationship between hip-hop and gangs....
2019-09-27 21:32

How ‘Sesame Street’ Keeps the ABCs Fresh, Every Single Time It isn’t easy to remake the alphabet song over and over. The show’s writers, Muppets and Usher go behind the music on the 50-year-old children’s program....
2019-09-27 21:32

Proof Infants Sipped Animal Milk From Prehistoric Baby Bottles A study of some mysterious pottery vessels found in children’s graves from the Bronze and Iron Age period has made some remarkable findings. An international team of scientists now believe that these pottery pieces with spouts were made to feed infan...
2019-09-27 14:32

Humans Competed with Fierce Animals for the Denisova Cave Fossil animal droppings, charcoal from ancient fires and bone fragments litter the ground of one of the world's most important human evolution sites, new research reveals. ...
2019-09-27 14:32

An Abnormal Viking Mausoleum Shows Ship Burials Weren’t for Everyone! Archaeologists have found a Viking burial house in central Norway. It was located in an area which is revealing many archaeological treasures, including a Roman-era bronze cauldron.  ...
2019-09-27 14:32

1,400-year-old Pictish Remains Finally Unearthed in Scotland Human remains found at what is thought to be a Pictish-era cemetery near Muir of Ord on the Black Isle in the north east of Scotland, have led archaeologists to believe they belong to an ancient Pictish woman.  ...
2019-09-27 14:32

Solving the Mystery of a Mother’s Brief Disappearance, 90 Years Later In “Five Days Gone,” the art critic Laura Cumming writes about trying to discover what happened when her mother, at 3 years old, was kidnapped from a quiet beach....
2019-09-26 23:16

How $2,000 in Yankees Tickets Show Weinstein’s New Trial Strategy Defense lawyers will seek to raise police misconduct allegations, including that a sergeant on the case accepted tickets from a lawyer for one of Harvey Weinstein’s accusers....
2019-09-26 23:16

Political Plays for Political Times From a member of Parliament in “Hansard” to the users of a threatened community center in “Faith, Hope and Charity,” London theaters are exploring how power works....
2019-09-26 16:32

Utkarsh Ambudkar Finally Gets His Broadway Shot in ‘Freestyle Love Supreme’ The rapper and actor missed having a “Hamilton” moment with his longtime collaborators. But after getting sober and forging his own path, he’s ready to spit the truth....
2019-09-26 16:32

Jason Moran’s Jazz Journey at the Whitney Upends Space and Time The pianist and conceptual artist engages with the physical history of jazz in collaborations with Kara Walker, Joan Jonas and other art world figures....
2019-09-26 16:32

Renée Zellweger Will Be Back in a Moment After a six-year break from acting, the Oscar winner returns to the screen playing Judy Garland in her final year. She’s steeling herself for a return to the spotlight....
2019-09-26 04:00

Contemplating the Navel: The Origins of Ancient Mindfulness The words of the 16th-century Bishop of Geneva, Saint Francis de Sales, are truer today than ever before: “Half an hour's meditation each day is essential, except when you are busy. Then a full hour is needed“.  ...
2019-09-26 04:00

How Oxen Plowed the Way for Social Inequality Inequality became rooted in ancient societies with the rise of ox-drawn plows. Ancient societies across Eurasia as far back as 7000 years ago experienced the rise of an upper class. ...
2019-09-26 04:00

Medieval Masterpiece Worth Millions Found in Old Lady’s Kitchen In France, a long-lost medieval masterpiece by one of the fathers of Renaissance painting has been discovered. The work was found in an old lady’s home during a clear-out and it was nearly thrown out with the junk.  ...
2019-09-26 04:00

Was the Emperor Constantine a True Christian or Was He a Secret Pagan? Constantine the Great is known in history as the first Roman Emperor to convert to Christianity. However, legends and archaeological evidence suggest a different story– it seems that Constantine had a secret about his faith which was hidden for centu...
2019-09-26 04:00

From Turning Stones to Launching Drones: Archaeological Surveys Take Flight Drones are becoming ever more present tools for archaeologists looking to add to their survey and excavation toolkits. They’ve been used to get some great aerial views of archaeological sites and features and sometimes even to discover them!  ...
2019-09-26 04:00

Court jails man who walked out of Moscow art gallery with million-dollar masterpiece A man who stole a Russian masterpiece worth about $1 million from a Moscow art gallery in broad daylight in January was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday....
2019-09-25 20:16

Stephen Colbert Sees Trump Impeachment Inquiry as a Thing to Celebrate “Hello, Ukraine? You up for interfering with our election?” Colbert joked of the allegation that the president sought to enlist a foreign leader to dig up dirt on a rival....
2019-09-25 18:48

Florence Knoll Bassett’s Collection to Be Auctioned Phillips is offering a peek into how the designer decorated her homes in New York, and then Florida: 50 artworks are being offered at sales this fall....
2019-09-25 18:48

Vogue Dancers Subvert a Baroque Spectacle at the Paris Opera Rameau’s “Les Indes Galantes” was designed to show the triumph of Enlightenment order over the exotic “other.” Can hip-hop dance make it feel less toxic?...
2019-09-25 18:48

As ‘SVU’ Makes History, Mariska Hargitay Makes Olivia Benson’s Mission Her Own This week “Law & Order: SVU” becomes the longest-running drama in prime-time history. But in some ways, the culture is just catching up to the series and its crusading star....
2019-09-25 18:48

Did Ancient Egyptians Actively Hunt Crocodiles for Mummification? Scans of a 2,000-year-old crocodile suggest the reptile was hunted for mummification rites. ...
2019-09-25 17:16

Hathor: Goddess of Joy and Motherhood Near the Nile The shadow of Hathor is still present in many places related to the monumental history of ancient Egypt. She was one of the most important goddesses near the Nile and remains one of the best-known symbols of ancient Egyptian religion . Who Worshipped...
2019-09-25 12:48

Augusta Raurica And An Immense Silver Hoard The Romans conquered vast regions, ranging from the west of Europe, across to what is now Armenia. They ruled the thousands of miles of north Africa, the lands all along the Mediterranean Sea, and across the waters into Germany.  ...
2019-09-25 12:48

‘In Hoffa’s Shadow’ Details How a Famous Disappearance Hit Close to Home Jack Goldsmith, who once worked for George W. Bush’s administration, writes about his stepfather, who was suspected but never charged with being involved in the Teamster’s fate....
2019-09-25 07:16

Review: Paging Pablo Escobar in ‘Our Dear Dead Drug Lord’ Alexis Scheer’s vibrant play about four teenage girls, a Ouija board and a narco-terrorist summons the truly scary spirits that keep us awake at night....
2019-09-25 07:16

Two 'Perfect' 3,400-year-old Egyptian Mummies To Be Restored Two ancient Egyptian sarcophagi containing mummies, that are to be restored and displayed at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Cairo, were recently unpacked and witnessed by Khaled al-Anany ...
2019-09-25 01:16

Researchers Claim X Marks the Spot for Machu Picchu The ancient Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu is considered one of humanity's greatest architectural achievements. Built in a remote Andean setting atop a narrow ridge high above a precipitous river canyon ...
2019-09-25 01:16

A Wealth of Macedonian Treasures Overlooked By Looters Archaeologists at a Macedonian graveyard in Greece have been ecstatic to find that graverobbers had far from cleaned out the ancient resting place.  ...
2019-09-24 21:00

Greek Gods: The 7 Core Males Exposed The ancient Greeks were a polytheistic people and worshiped a multitude of gods. The most important gods of the Greek pantheon were the Twelve Olympians, so-called due to the belief that they resided on the peak of Mount Olympus, the highest mountain...
2019-09-24 21:00

Artist displays 440 pairs of high heels for women murdered in Turkey in 2018 Turkish artist Vahit Tuna has mounted 440 pairs of high heels on the facade of a building on a busy Istanbul street, to symbolize the number of women murdered in domestic or sexual violence in Turkey in 2018....
2019-09-24 19:32

Long-lost Italian painting could fetch $6 million at French auction A long-lost painting by a 13th century Italian master discovered in the kitchen of an elderly French woman has been valued at up to six million euros and will be sold at auction next month....
2019-09-24 19:32

A Treasure in Ruins: Ancient Mehrgarh Lost to Thieves and Violence Mehrgarh is an archaeological site situated in the Balochistan, in the southwestern part of Pakistan. In the native Balochi language, ‘mehr’ is said to mean ‘love’, and ‘garh’ means heaven. Thus, the name of the site may be taken to mean ‘the heaven ...
2019-09-24 06:00

Two “Perfect” 3,400-year-old Egyptian Mummies To Be Restored Two ancient Egyptian sarcophagi containing mummies, that are to be restored and displayed at the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization (NMEC) in Cairo, were recently unpacked and witnessed by Khaled al-Anany ...
2019-09-24 06:00

Explaining Ancient Patterns and Sculptures on South African Beaches One of the first things many kids – or even adults – may do when they are on a beach or dune is to make patterns in the sand or sculptures in the form of sandcastles. ...
2019-09-24 06:00

Debunking the ‘No Flood, Ever’ Theory: Scientific Bathymetric Evidence For almost 200 years geologists have accepted that the Earth has had all its water since nearly the beginning. This paradigm finds its origin in the early decades of the 1800s when European geologists began the process of determining whether or not t...
2019-09-24 06:00

Last of the Kings of Egypt: The Ptolemaic Dynasty Ptolemaic Egypt is distinctive in being both the last independent Egyptian dynasty and the last Hellenistic kingdom to fall to Rome. The Ptolemies were not native Egyptians, but Greek and Macedonian by descent. ...
2019-09-24 06:00

A. Alvarez Dies at 90; Poet Elevated Both Sylvia Plath and Poker He was pivotal in bringing the work of poets like Plath and Ted Hughes to the wider public and wrote acclaimed books on suicide and poker in Las Vegas....
2019-09-24 03:48

Harold Mabern, Jazz Pianist With a Lush Sound, Dies at 83 A bandleader, composer and educator, he was sought after by top musicians to record with them, drawn by his harmonic sophistication and feel for the blues....
2019-09-23 20:48

As HBO Celebrates a Big Night, Questions About Its Future Loom The cable network won more Emmys than anyone else on Sunday night, but competition is growing and its new leadership has little entertainment experience....
2019-09-23 17:48

Seeing What Bill Cunningham Saw Some would-be street muses knew exactly what the fashion photographer was after, writes the photo editor of a new collection of his work. They “put their foot forward or held their handbag aloft or tilted their hat-topped head just so.”...
2019-09-23 14:48

‘It Will Always Be a Part of My Life’: Chanel Miller Is Ready to Talk In her book, “Know My Name,” she fills in the details of her life before and after the Stanford sexual assault case that sparked outrage around the world....
2019-09-23 08:16

Review: ‘Fleabag’ 4, Emmys 0 During an unfocused and mostly unremarkable show, the Emmy voters showed they were ahead of the Television Academy and Fox when it came to understanding the new world of TV....
2019-09-23 08:16

What Humans Have Been Doing in Bed for 77,000 Years Groucho Marx once joked, “Anything that can’t be done in bed isn’t worth doing at all.” You might think he was referring to sleeping and sex. But humans, at one time or another, have done just about everything in bed. ...
2019-09-23 02:48

The Gory History of Barber Surgeons: Medieval Medicine Gone Mad It’s no surprise that the history of medicine had a rocky and somewhat gruesome journey before reaching its current, modern state. From the earliest meddling in surgery in Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages and a much more brutal and crude way of...
2019-09-22 21:16

Christian Missionary Demands Australian Aboriginals Burn ‘Satanic’ Cultural Relics A group of extreme Christian missionaries is causing irreversible trouble in outback Wangkatjungka, in Australia, by burning sacred Aboriginal objects because they are “all from the devil”, while believing that dead people can be reanimated. ...
2019-09-22 16:16

Satraps of the Persian Empire – Rebellious Protectors of the Realm The Achaemenid Empire was an ancient empire whose heartland was the region of Persis, in the southwestern part of modern-day Iran. ...
2019-09-22 03:16

The Shocking History of Virgin Tests and Cures Virginity has been the obsession of men for thousands of years. It has driven the best people, like the virgin warrior Joan of Arc, to fight for just cause. Virginity has also lured the worst people, such as the sadistic Countess Elizabeth Bathory ...
2019-09-21 22:48

Monumental Reminder of Scottish Witch Persecutions The Scottish public is being consulted on a proposed national memorial in Fife for people condemned as witches. ...
2019-09-21 18:48

Roman Mars vs Greek Ares as the God of War In the ancient battle of Thurii in 282 BC, between Rome and the Greek colony of Tarentum, the Romans noticed a youth of extraordinary height marching in front of them and performing miracles of bravery. ...
2019-09-21 18:48

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Escaping the Nxivm Cult’ and a Bill Gates Documentary A mother tries to free her daughter from Keith Raniere’s group, and a Netflix documentary examines the humanitarian efforts of the co-founder of Microsoft....
2019-09-21 10:48

New Y.A. Crossover From Morgan Parker, Renée Ahdieh and More “Who Put This Song On?,” “The Beautiful,” “Juliet Takes a Breath” and “American Royals” show many ways to survive the wrenching journey to adulthood....
2019-09-21 02:48

Hollywood Is Fighting, but the Emmys Show Will Go On The popular “Game of Thrones” and the critically adored “Fleabag” are among the nominees at a time of canceled parties and a legal fight between TV writers and their agents....
2019-09-21 02:48

Egyptians Provided Technological Leap For Edomite Kingdom In the Hebrew Bible, the Edomites were the descendants of Jacob's brother Esau, but did an ancient Egyptian invasion trigger technological innovations within this biblical kingdom? ...
2019-09-21 01:16

A 400-Year-Old ‘Carbon Colossus’ Heralds Hope for Amazonia At a staggering 88 meters tall, a 400-year-old tree found in the Brazilian Amazon has been declared the region’s largest tree. Researchers are now trying to figure out how it grew to such heights. ...
2019-09-21 01:16

Tiwanaku Excavation Unearths 1400-Year-Old Ritual Vessels At Tiwanaku, Bolivia, archaeologists have excavated a number of vessels that are believed to be 1,400 years old making them amongst the very oldest artifacts to be found at the site.  ...
2019-09-21 01:16

Monument to Hero Crazy Horse Is Taking Shape After 70 Years The famous Lakota were one of the three Sioux tribes of the plains. Throughout their history, which is both glorious and tragic, there have been many prominent heroes, braves, and chiefs. ...
2019-09-21 01:16

Witchcraft? Tributes to Murder Victims? The Uncertain Origins of 17 Miniature Coffins in Scotland 17 miniature coffins were discovered in a small cave on the mystical Arthur’s Seat outside of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1836. Today, only eight remain and are now on display at the National Museum of Scotland.  ...
2019-09-21 01:16

Fire-damaged rooster from Notre-Dame's spire goes on display A battered copper rooster that used to sit atop the spire of Notre-Dame Cathedral is to go on public display more than five months after the massive fire that almost burnt the iconic building to the ground....
2019-09-20 21:48

In ‘The Water Dancer,’ Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Debut Novel, a Slave Tries to Control His Special Powers Coates’s first novel, about a 19th-century man who has the ability to vanish from one place and appear in another, has echoes of work by Gabriel García Márquez, Colson Whitehead and Stephen King....
2019-09-20 19:48

Funny or Die Finds New Life in the Streaming Era The company, which began as a comedy website, has branched out to podcasts and feature films, including “Between Two Ferns: The Movie,” which debuts on Netflix on Friday....
2019-09-20 19:48

5 Lessons the ‘Downton Abbey’ TV Team Learned About Filmmaking Julian Fellowes, the show’s creator, and the producer Gareth Neame had a lot of characters to work with and a lot of fans to satisfy. Here’s how they navigated the challenge....
2019-09-20 19:48

Look to the Skies to See the Bat-Signal in Cities Worldwide In a celebration of Batman started by DC Comics, sites including the former Domino Sugar building in Brooklyn will be emblazoned with his symbol on Saturday....
2019-09-20 19:48

6ix9ine’s Testimony: The Rapper’s Rise, Beefs and Crash, in His Own Words This week in federal court, a polarizing musician was an eager witness, describing how his career was tied to his association with the Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods. These are excerpts from his days on the stand....
2019-09-20 19:48

Egyptian Technology Upgraded Edomite Copper Smelting In the Hebrew Bible, the Edomites were the descendants of Jacob's brother Esau, but did an ancient Egyptian invasion trigger technological innovations within this biblical kingdom? ...
2019-09-20 11:16

Face of the Denisovans? Portrait of a Teen Revealed by Her DNA Based on ancient DNA methylation patterns, a portrait of a juvenile female Denisovan has been recreated. ...
2019-09-20 11:16

Did a Common Childhood Illness Take Down the Neanderthals? A 21st century nuisance for parents may have proved deadly to early man. It is one of the great unsolved mysteries of anthropology. What killed off the Neanderthals, and why did Homo sapiens thrive even as Neanderthals withered to extinction? ...
2019-09-20 11:16

Wheel of Giants: Prehistoric Rujm el-Hiri Puzzles Archaeologists Sitting in plain sight but unnoticed for centuries, Rujm el-Hiri - an unusual megalith near the Sea of Galilee - has stumped experts. An ancient monument comprised of enormous stone circles dating to the Early Bronze Age remains a mystery to this day...
2019-09-20 11:16

Body Snatchers, the Cemetery Entrepreneurs of the 18th and 19th Centuries Anatomists of the 18th and 19th centuries faced a dreadful predicament in that they lacked what would today be called ‘educational aids’.  They needed cadavers to dissect.   ...
2019-09-19 21:32

The Rise and Demise of the Seleucid Empire The Seleucid Empire was a Hellenistic state that existed between the 4th and 1st centuries BC. It was established by Seleucus I Nicator ...
2019-09-19 21:32

Herod the Great: A Biblical Tyrant But An Able Protector of Judaea Herod the Great was a Roman client king of Judaea (known also as the Herodian kingdom) who lived during the 1st century BC. He was also the founder of the Herodian dynasty, whose members, like Herod himself, served as Roman client kings.  ...
2019-09-19 21:32

Copper Smelting Shows Edomites Could Have Rivalled Israelites In the Hebrew Bible, the Edomites were the descendants of Jacob's brother Esau, but did an ancient Egyptian invasion trigger technological innovations within this biblical kingdom? ...
2019-09-19 21:32

What Reconstruction-Era Laws Can Teach Our Democracy “The Second Founding,” by the historian Eric Foner, argues that the radical promise of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments — all passed after the Civil War — remains unfulfilled today....
2019-09-19 01:32

An Indoor Sea and Miles of Metalwork: Antony Gormley’s Crowning Moment The British sculptor says he wants to transport visitors to “the threshold between the known and the unknown” at his ambitious new show in the Royal Academy of Arts, London....
2019-09-19 01:32

What Does Alternative Rock Radio Sound Like in the Age of Spotify? At ALT 92.3 FM, where they don’t say “rock,” it’s a mix of millennial oldies and newer, pop-leaning and electronic folk from bands like Bastille and Smith & Thell....
2019-09-19 01:32

Human Hearts Streamlined for Stamina by Neolithic Revolution Farming caused the human heart to evolve less “ape-like” and be better for endurance and stamina. New research suggests human hearts significantly changed when we dropped hunting and began leading more consistent lives as farmers, and now they are lo...
2019-09-19 01:00

Mokele-mbembe: The Monster of the Congo River Mokèlé-mbèmbé is the name given to a creature believed to inhabit the upper reaches of the Congo River basin, i.e. Congo, Zambia, and Cameroon, as well as in Lake Tele (in the Republic of Congo) and its surrounding regions. This name originates from ...
2019-09-19 01:00

Indian Man Removes His Devil’s Horn A sebaceous horn, popularly known as Devil’s Horn, grew from an old Indian man’s head after an injury. ...
2019-09-19 01:00

Sword in the Stones: 3,200-Year-Old Weapon Unearthed Near Spanish Megalith Archaeologists working on the Spanish holiday island of Majorca (Mallorca) have made a surprising discovery. They came across a 3,200-year-old sword, completely by accident at a Bronze Age site. It is one of the few weapons from that era found on the...
2019-09-18 15:32

TriBeCa, the New Art Stroll With the decline of retail, storefronts in the Triangle Below Canal Street are filling with galleries — it’s New York City’s most unlikely new art scene....
2019-09-18 14:32

For Peter Brook, the Experimental Showman, ‘Nothing Is Ever Finished’ His eyesight failing but schedule still packed, the 94-year-old stage director reflects on a globe-spanning career that includes a New York premiere this week....
2019-09-18 14:32

Why Can’t New York City Build More Gems Like This Queens Library? The Hunters Point Community Library is one of the finest public buildings New York has produced this century. But it cost more than $40 million, took a decade and almost died....
2019-09-18 14:32

Arles Amphitheatre – A Roman Treasure in the Soul of Provence Arles Amphitheatre (known in French as Les Arènes d'Arles) is a Roman amphitheatre located in the southern French city of Arles.  ...
2019-09-18 06:00

Acheulian Culture Had ‘Surgical’ Skills in Butchery The Acheulian culture endured in the Levant for over a million years during the Lower Paleolithic period (1.4 million to 400,000 years ago). Its use of bifaces or large cutting tools like hand axes and cleavers is considered a hallmark of its sophist...
2019-09-18 06:00

John Cohen, Champion of Old-Time Music, Is Dead at 87 As a founder of the New Lost City Ramblers and as a photographer, filmmaker and musicologist, he devoted his life to the traditional music of the rural South....
2019-09-18 00:16

Betty Corwin, Who Preserved Theater’s Legacy, Dies at 98 By definition, live theater vanishes in the moment; Ms. Corwin pushed to have shows videotaped and deposited in a library collection, which she ran for decades....
2019-09-18 00:16

In ‘Sontag,’ the Author’s Myth Takes Center Stage Benjamin Moser’s authorized biography of the essayist, critic and cultural icon Susan Sontag pays closest attention to its subject’s persona as a “great original creation.”...
2019-09-18 00:16

The Biblical Witch of Endor: Contacting the Spirit of a Prophet The Witch of Endor is also known as the biblical Medium of Endor. According to legend, she was a medium who apparently summoned the Prophet Samuel's spirit. She is known from the Old Testament but became a part of other traditions too. A Legend in An...
2019-09-17 23:48

At the Whitney Biennial, Flood Preparation as Social Dance The choreographer Madeline Hollander has devised simple looping steps, with names like “zigzag waltz,” in a piece that meets climate change with ritual....
2019-09-17 23:16

Pithekoussai: Ancient Greek Colony of Nestor’s Cup Celebrated for its thermal springs and verdant landscapes, the volcanic island of Ischia, called Pithekoussai during its ancient Greek days —located in the Bay of Naples—harkens back to the Mycenaean era when it was part of a wide network of Tyrrheni...
2019-09-17 21:48

Surprise Discovery That Ancient Tin Ingots Found in Israel Came From England Researchers have made an astonishing discovery that is transforming our understanding of the Bronze Age. They have established that ancient tin ingots found in Israel actually came from what is now modern-day Britain.  ...
2019-09-17 21:48

350 Year Old Code Found In Milton’s ‘Paradise Lost’ Has an undergraduate student discovered a secret message in John Milton's epic poem Paradise Lost? ...
2019-09-17 21:48

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS OF HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY Event Category: Ancient CivilizationsEvent Date(s): 02/04/2020 - 10:15 to 04/04/2020 - 10:15“Interpreting identities in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Black Sea” The postgraduate students of the MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient Hist...
2019-09-17 21:48

Carving Believed to be Rare Depiction of Eleanor of Aquitaine Found in Abbey A potentially historic discovery has been made in a medieval abbey in England. During a conservation project, the head of one of England’s most powerful queens was discovered, it has been announced. ...
2019-09-17 21:48

More and More Children Are Feeling Anxious. This Graphic Novelist Is Trying to Help. “Guts,” Raina Telgemaier’s warm, funny and realistic new graphic memoir, hits home for parents and children trying to climb out of the abyss of worry....
2019-09-17 17:00

A Nazi Design Show Draws Criticism. Its Curator’s Comments Didn’t Help. The exhibition’s detractors say that a man who derided museums as too feminine and politically correct may not be taking the right approach to overseeing the sensitive items on display....
2019-09-17 17:00

After Toronto, Is Tarantino Still the Oscar Favorite? A lot of major contenders just debuted at film festivals, but none may be strong enough to dislodge the front-runner “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.”...
2019-09-17 13:00

Love Among the Ruins In Stella Tillyard’s novel “Call Upon the Water,” a 17th-century Dutch engineer sets out to drain the English fenlands, but finds his spirit drained instead....
2019-09-17 13:00

Confronting Grief, Mental Illness and Marginalization, in Verse Four poetry collections — “Be Recorder,” by Carmen Giménez Smith; “Odes to Lithium,” by Shira Erlichman; “Grief Sequence,” by Prageeta Sharma; and “Eyes Bottle Dark With a Mouthful of Flowers,” by Jake Skeets — explore narratives of belonging and ide...
2019-09-17 13:00

Andrew Yang Knows You May Disagree With Him About Shane Gillis Mr. Gillis was dropped by “Saturday Night Live” after calling Mr. Yang a racial slur, and Mr. Yang, an entrepreneur who is running for president, has urged forgiveness....
2019-09-17 13:00

Ric Ocasek, New Wave Rock Visionary and Cars Co-Founder, Dies at 75 A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, he wrote songs that updated classic sounds and managed to please both punk-rock fans and a broader pop audience....
2019-09-17 06:32

Tin Ingots Reveal Long-Distance Sea Trade Flourished in the Bronze Age Researchers have made an astonishing discovery that is transforming our understanding of the Bronze Age. They have established that ancient tin ingots found in Israel actually came from what is now modern-day Britain.  ...
2019-09-17 05:00

Norse Settlers Wiped Out Icelandic Walrus 1100 Years Ago An international collaboration of scientists in Iceland, Denmark, and the Netherlands has for the first time ...
2019-09-17 05:00

Ric Ocasek, New Wave Rock Visionary and Cars Co-Founder, Is Dead A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, he wrote songs that updated classic sounds and managed to please both punk-rock fans and a broader pop audience....
2019-09-16 22:16

Huge 1,400-Year-Old Pictish Burial Ground Found in Scotland In Scotland, one of the largest Pictish cemeteries ever found has been uncovered by archaeologists. It is believed to be at least 1400 years old.  ...
2019-09-16 20:16

Deformed Medieval Man Found Broken By the Wheel of Torture Archaeologists in Milan have uncovered the shattered remains of a young man believed to have been broken on a wheel of torture. ...
2019-09-16 20:16

Two Lifetime Crooks Wait for a Missing Daughter, With Shades of Beckett In Kevin Barry’s “Last Boat to Tangier,” longlisted for this year’s Booker Prize, a pair of existentialist thugs in a Spanish port city recount their friendship, their fights and their many bad decisions....
2019-09-16 18:48

Ancient Capitolium Temple in Brescia Pleased the Roman Gods Because Italy is so rich in archaeological and historical sites, visitors often do not have the time to visit as many as they wish. One site which should not be missed is the remarkable Capitolium of Brescia ...
2019-09-16 14:32

To the Shores of Distant Death: The Failed Colony of San Miguel De Gualdape The year is 1526. Onto the wild and wooded lands of what is today Georgia in the United States, European feet had never permanently walked. ...
2019-09-16 01:00

Scientists Recreate Inuit Knife Out of Their Own Frozen Poop Recent hands-on experiments determined human feces cannot be made into frozen knives to dismember dogs. ...
2019-09-16 01:00

Would the REAL Endeavour Shipwreck Please Stand Up? Has Captain Cook’s shipwrecked 'Endeavour', one of the most famous research ships in history, finally been identified off Rhode Island? ...
2019-09-16 01:00

A Light Safari in Wine Country Public light spectacles by artists like Bruce Munro herald a movement that infuses culture in valleys of viticulture (and blazes new trails in cities, too)....
2019-09-15 23:00

The Livingstone – Stanley Monument and The Famous Tale of Two Explorers in Africa Without a doubt, European explorers in 19th century Africa changed history. Two of the most famous are Dr David Livingstone ...
2019-09-15 05:32

Giants: Why We Needed Them Think of any sizeable water gap. It might be that between you and the island many kilometers off the coast, a place like Kangaroo Island ...
2019-09-15 01:16

Solid Gold Toilet Stolen from Blenheim Palace A remarkable and slightly bizarre theft has been announced in Britain. An 18-carat gold toilet valued at £1 million ...
2019-09-15 01:16

Did Scandinavian Vikings Carry Leprosy To Ireland? The skeletal remains of five bodies excavated in Ireland suggest Vikings brought leprosy to the Emerald Isle. ...
2019-09-15 01:16

Shane Gillis’s Jokes Went Too Far. Should That End His ‘S.N.L.’ Career? The new cast member’s offensive remarks about Chinese people and others raise questions about the show’s vetting and what, if anything, the show should do with him....
2019-09-15 00:48

The Philosopher-King of Ancient Rome: Marcus Aurelius' Imperium Marcus Aurelius is famed for various accomplishments—his title as the last of the Five Good Emperors; his extensive study of and literary accomplishments in the field of Stoicism; and, last but not least, defeating numerous longstanding enemies of th...
2019-09-14 13:48

Chagall's famed 'Fiddler' painted on a tablecloth - researchers Marc Chagall, the 20th century French-Russian artist who delighted fans with his vividly coloured, whimsical works, did many of his paintings using the same nine pigments - and hardly ever used black, researchers said on Friday....
2019-09-14 07:48

Hand-Holding Skeletons Were Both Men… And No, They Were Not Gay Lovers Two skeletons intentionally buried hand-in-hand – the so-called ‘Lovers of Modena’ – were always assumed to be male and female ...
2019-09-13 21:00

Around 12 million children may never see a classroom, UN data reveals New data published by the United Nations cultural agency on Friday, reveals that without taking urgent measures, around 12 million young children will never set foot inside a school, with girls facing “the greatest barriers”....
2019-09-13 21:00

One Step Closer to ‘Beam Me Up’? Teleportation is Possible…At Least at the Quantum Level Have you ever seen Star Trek? If so, you must be familiar with characters being ‘beamed’ from one spacecraft to another, or to a planet. While Star Trek is fictional, there are some concepts presented that make sense from a scientific point of view. ...
2019-09-13 20:32

Rare Harvest Moon Occurs on Friday 13th This year, the Harvest Moon rises today, Friday the 13th September. But why was this particular moon so special to ancient cultures? ...
2019-09-13 20:32

The Itinerary of Odysseus, an Ancient Treasure Map Did Homer’s Odyssey contain a secret code, that would guide the Greeks to gain complete control over the Black Sea and the North Atlantic and access to the riches of precious metals and other treasures? ...
2019-09-13 20:32

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Explore the Legends and the Myths Nearly everyone has heard of the Chinese New Year festival, but there is another festival that is very important in China and East Asia. ...
2019-09-13 20:32

The cast of Downton Abbey discuss going from the small to the big screen The cast of Downton Abbey are hoping fans will get "out of their armchairs and go to the cinema" as they launch the big-screen version of the hit TV show...
2019-09-13 20:00

‘Hustlers’: The Story Behind the Headlines In 2014, members of a criminal ring drugged men, brought them to strip clubs and stole their money. The scandal, chronicled in the tabloids, is now a movie starring Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B....
2019-09-13 19:32

Robert Frank’s Legacy: Nine Photographers Reflect We asked photographers to submit an example of their work that bears the imprint of Mr. Frank, who died on Monday, and discuss his influence on them....
2019-09-13 19:32

‘Not Bad for a Woman’: The Indignities of Life for Yale’s First Female Students The college admitted its first class of women 50 years ago. “Yale Needs Women,” by the historian Anne Gardiner Perkins, uncovers the formidable challenges those students faced....
2019-09-13 19:32

Gone Missing: A Little Boy, a Favorite Uncle, an Old Lady’s Mind The crime novels in Marilyn Stasio’s column take readers from East Texas to West Africa, with stops in Ireland and the memory care unit of a nursing home....
2019-09-13 12:00

Linking Tango and Jazz, Guillermo Klein Looks Back and Ahead The September album “Cristal” by Los Guachos, his multinational 11-piece big band, takes on tunes by the tango star Carlos Gardel, as well as Klein’s own compositions....
2019-09-13 12:00

Your Favorite Stars, Now Playing in Your Ears In fiction podcasts, screen and stage actors get to play parts Hollywood is too risk-averse to offer, with the added perk of no need to sit for makeup....
2019-09-13 12:00

‘For Colored Girls’ Returns, as a Celebration and as a Weapon Ntozake Shange’s play, with its unflinching depiction of black women’s experience, is coming back to the Public Theater more than 40 years after opening there....
2019-09-13 12:00

In Edward Snowden’s New Memoir, the Disclosures This Time Are Personal With “Permanent Record,” the former intelligence contractor who leaked documents about the United States government’s surveillance programs gives an account of his life....
2019-09-13 09:00

Ancient Continent Discovered Hiding Beneath Europe A mega-continent has been discovered that slid beneath Europe hundreds of millions of years ago. ...
2019-09-13 02:32

First Ever Find of Water on ‘Potentially Habitable’ Planet Gives Hope for Finding Alien Life For the first time ever, astronomers have identified water trapped in the atmosphere of a remote planet orbiting a distant star. ...
2019-09-13 02:32

Poisonous Pigments: History’s Deadliest Colors Throughout history, ancient civilizations have been using all kinds of ingenious ways to create pigments for the coloring of clothing, objects and even buildings.  ...
2019-09-13 02:32

Does Jennifer Lopez Have a Path to an Oscar for ‘Hustlers’? The 50-year-old actress is earning career-best reviews for playing a stripper turned criminal mastermind. Can the role result in her first Oscar nomination?...
2019-09-13 02:32

'Blindsided by the beauty': architects struggle to save Cairo's historic heart Alaa al-Habashi was looking for ingredients for a Ramadan feast when he stumbled on an Ottoman-era mansion being used as a slaughterhouse and butcher's shop in Cairo's historic Islamic district....
2019-09-12 19:00

Richard Conrad, Briefly a Bel Canto Star, Dies at 84 Discovered as a young tenor by Joan Sutherland, he went on to a career in Europe and overcame a throat injury from a mugging to return as a baritone....
2019-09-12 09:00

Siberian Nomads Practiced High Tech Iron Smelting Much Earlier Than Thought Tomsk State University archaeologists have obtained radiocarbon dating of the Kosh-Agach type iron-smelting furnaces found in the Altai Mountains ...
2019-09-12 06:32

The Pitter Patter of Tiny Neanderthal Feet Echo Across Time as Footprints Found in France They walked and perhaps played along the beach in a prehistoric world; we know this as archaeologists have discovered hundreds of Neanderthal footprints in France ...
2019-09-11 22:16

Restored Ancient Tombs in Khonsu Temple Opening in Luxor Four ancient Egyptian chapels and two temple tombs are to be opened up to visitors in the Khonsu Temple at Karnak, in Luxor. ...
2019-09-11 22:16

Humans Have Been Drinking Animal Milk for At Least 6,000 Years Researchers have found the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption anywhere in the world in the teeth of prehistoric British farmers.  ...
2019-09-11 22:16

Rakshasas: Taunting Demons Tainted with Human Emotions According to Hindu mythology, Satya Yuga signals the era during which the gods and intrinsic goodness ruled humanity, and at the end of his labors, the creator god, Brahma, sleeps.  ...
2019-09-11 22:16

Paul Revere, Beyond the Midnight Ride Separating the fictive Longfellow poem from fact, a new show reveals that the rebel messenger was also a peerless networker, propagandist and proto-industrialist....
2019-09-11 17:32

9 Photographs by Robert Frank Reveal His Mastery and Evolution The most influential living photographer upon his death at age 94, he produced a book, “The Americans,” that changed the rules of documentary photography....
2019-09-11 15:48

What ‘Rubberband’ Reveals About Miles Davis’s Final Act The album, recorded in the mid-1980s but released this month, tells us more about the trumpeter’s fascinating final years than a new documentary does....
2019-09-11 15:48

Eddie Murphy’s ‘Dolemite Is My Name’: What You Need to Know The film centers on Rudy Ray Moore, D.I.Y. comedy pioneer, hip-hop forefather and blaxploitation star. Here’s the true story behind the movie and where you can watch the original....
2019-09-11 12:48

The Mysterious Midas City: 2,800-Year-Old City with Monumental Facades and Strange Inscriptions A being named Midas has been immortalized in Yazılıkaya, Turkey. Many people think the famous inscription dedicated to this person referred to the king remembered for his ‘golden touch’, but that’s just because the deity associated with the Midas Mon...
2019-09-11 03:32

The Noble Bandit Fulk FitzWarin and His Fight for Whittington Castle George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series of books is a thrilling portrayal of the lives and intrigues of medieval lords ...
2019-09-11 02:32

Ancient Cave Crystals Reveal Sea Levels Were 50 Feet Higher in Warmer Climate Scientist studying ancient crystals in a Spanish cave have discovered disconcerting evidence that shows just how high sea levels can rise in a warmer climate. ...
2019-09-10 21:16

Massive 500-Year-Old Distillery Found in China is on Industrial Scale Archaeologists have discovered the ruins of a massive distillery in China that dates to the Ming and Qing dynasties. ...
2019-09-10 19:48

‘The Undying,’ an Extraordinary and Furious New Memoir About Cancer Anne Boyer’s book is partly about her own illness, and partly about the possibility — and necessity — of finding common cause in individual suffering....
2019-09-10 14:48

Can the Kings Be TV’s Next Super Producers? The new CBS thriller “Evil” represents a big step for the showrunners Michelle and Robert King, who have yet to find a hit outside the “Good Wife” universe....
2019-09-10 14:48

Only Trump Would Brag About Canceled Taliban Meeting, Jimmy Kimmel Says “Next month he’s taking Al Qaeda to Six Flags, did you know that?” the host joked on Monday night about the president’s canceled secret meeting with the Taliban....
2019-09-10 09:16

The Stone Age: The First 99 Percent of Human History The Stone Age is the longest period of human history, lasting from 2.6 million years ago to about 5,000 years ago. ...
2019-09-10 07:48

Orchestral Offerings on the Winds to the Gods Ever since humans have been able to pull a blade of grass between their thumbs and blow into it, or tap two sticks on a third, our species has attempted to recreate the sounds of nature and over time these musical skills developed and orchestral offe...
2019-09-10 07:48

Ancient Tech Preserved Dead Sea Temple Scroll Among the thousands of pieces of parchment found in caves near the Dead Sea, one scroll was unique among the rest. ...
2019-09-10 07:48

Ancient Artists Left Signs For us to Decode. Did they Witness UFOs? Did ancient artists leave us clear signs of otherworldly interference in our lives and in our culture? ...
2019-09-10 07:48

Ancient Chinese Earthquake Detector Invented 2,000 Years Ago Really Worked! Although we still cannot accurately predict earthquakes, we have come a long way in detecting, recording, and measuring seismic shocks. Many don’t realise that this process began nearly 2000 years ago, with the invention of the first seismoscope in 1...
2019-09-10 07:48

When the C.I.A. Was Into Mind Control Stephen Kinzer’s “Poisoner in Chief” describes the C.I.A. in the Cold War years, when it was testing LSD and other drugs on citizens, often without their knowledge....
2019-09-10 07:16

Seeing art in Grandee style: Spanish duke's palace opens to public One of Madrid's hidden cultural gems, up to now only accessible to private guests or art aficionados willing to endure a near three-year waiting list, the neoclassical Palace of Liria will open its doors to the general public from Sept. 19....
2019-09-10 00:48

Engaging ‘head and mind’, key for effective learning, says UNESCO chief on Literacy Day On International Literacy Day, Sunday, the chief of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) maintained that "engaging with both head and mind is a key for effective learning”....
2019-09-09 12:16

Piri Reis Map - How Could a 16th Century Map Show Antarctica Without Ice? On October 9, 1929, a German theologian named Gustav Adolf Deissmann was cataloguing items in the Topkapi Palace library in Istanbul when he happened across a curious parchment located among some disregarded material. On the gazelle skin parchment wa...
2019-09-09 03:16

Stephen King Visits an ‘Institute,’ Where the Kids Who Enter Can’t Escape In his latest, King tells the story of an institution where children with special powers are cultivated — but that’s just where the nightmare begins....
2019-09-09 02:48

‘It Chapter Two’ Dominates Box Office The Stephen King adaptation opened to about $91 million in domestic sales this weekend, squelching all competition but falling short of its predecessor....
2019-09-09 02:48

Beware the Wandering Wombs of Hysterical Women From ancient Greek physician Hippocrates to the infamous doctor Isaac Baker Brown of the 19th century ...
2019-09-08 15:48

Mexican Day of the Dead – Bittersweet Remembrance of Departed Ancestors The celebrated Mexican Day of the Dead means one thing for city dwellers and quite another for country folks. ...
2019-09-08 15:48

How the Roman Theater of Bosra Became a Muslim Citadel The Romans, along with their successors the Byzantines, occupied the Levant for almost 800 years and left many preserved remains. ...
2019-09-08 15:48

A Red Dawn Rises - The Battle of Hastings, 1066 As the early morning sun dawned on October 14th, 1066 AD, casting its light on the clustered, eager soldiers ...
2019-09-08 15:48

UK's Johnson sticking to Brexit plans, says foreign minister Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains determined to pull Britain out of the European Union on Oct. 31 come what may, his foreign minister said on Sunday....
2019-09-08 10:48

Scientists Unravel Mystery of 15th Century Six-Headed Burial Scientists have begun unravelling the mystery of an ancient Scotsman found in a mysterious “six-headed” burial ...
2019-09-07 19:32

DNA of 5,000-Year-Old Woman Links Modern Indians to Ancient Indus Valley Civilization Ancient DNA from India’s Rakhigarhi archaeological site is telling volumes about the destiny of the mysterious Indus Valley Civilization. ...
2019-09-07 05:32

Mike Isaac’s Uber Book Has Arrived In “Super Pumped,” Mike Isaac describes the incredible rise and fall of Travis Kalanick, the chief executive of the world’s most infamous ride-sharing app....
2019-09-07 00:32

Habits of Highly Effective Writers Some always outline; others never do. Some write in cafes; others don’t leave the house. Here’s a peek at the writing routines of authors on this week’s best-seller lists....
2019-09-07 00:32

Dagda, Potbellied Chief Deity of the Celtic Pantheon To date Celtic mythology remains one of the more enigmatic of the collective European folklore. ...
2019-09-07 00:32

Hunt for Vandals Who Defaced Ancient Rock Formation Authorities in the US state of Illinois are searching for two vandals who defaced a 450-million-year-old rock formation at Starved Rock State Park ...
2019-09-06 21:32

Attila The Great, Reviled as a ‘Barbarian’ Qin Shi Huang, first emperor of China and Genghis Khan have received what one might call a ‘bad rap’.   ...
2019-09-06 21:32

Francisco Toledo, artist and activist who injected life into Mexican traditions, dead at 79 Francisco Toledo, who shook up the 1960s Mexican art scene with his fresh approach to painting, sculpting, printing, tapestry weaving and preserving the cultural heritage that inspired him, has died....
2019-09-06 18:32

Rick Owens to the Rescue Determined to save Larry LeGaspi, the designer behind the look of Parliament Funkadelic and Kiss, from obscurity, Rick Owens had no choice but to write a book....
2019-09-06 17:00

The Sly Superpower of ‘Hustlers’ With casting that matched Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu with Cardi B and Lizzo, the movie is being rushed to theaters. In the guise of a stripper tale, it still takes time to focus on women’s lives....
2019-09-06 17:00

Francisco Toledo, artist who injected new life into Mexican traditions, dead at 79 Francisco Toledo, who shook up the 1960s Mexican art scene with his fresh approach to painting, sculpting, printing, tapestry weaving and preserving the cultural heritage that inspired him, died on Thursday....
2019-09-06 16:00

The Fearsome Wicker Man: An Eerie Way Druids Committed Human Sacrifice The wicker man is purported to be one of the means by which the ancient druids made human sacrifices. According to a number of classical authors, the druids partook in human sacrifice, though these authors usually did not specify the way these sacrif...
2019-09-06 15:32

800-Year-Old Russian Mass Grave Illustrates Extreme Mongol Violence DNA testing has proven that three people who were found in a mass-grave in Russia dating back 800 years ago belonged to an elite family. ...
2019-09-06 10:00

What Became of the Coneheads? Throughout history, many cultures have artificially deformed the skulls of babies in order to achieve a flattened or elongated shape which was often associated with the ruling, or elite classes. ...
2019-09-06 10:00

Amazon Fires Unite Enemy Tribes Against Bolsonaro The Amazon fires are uniting rival indigenous cultures against Jair Bolsonaro’s administration in Brazil. ...
2019-09-06 10:00

Who Made the Giant Stone Spheres of Costa Rica? Many will be familiar with the opening scene of “Raiders of the Lost Ark” where a giant stone sphere nearly crushes Indiana Jones to death. While everyone recognises the movie as a work of fiction, the giant stone spheres are not. While clearing the ...
2019-09-06 10:00

The Power of Ares: Greek God of War, Lust, and Protection Ares is one of the most popular gods of the Greek pantheon. He is also one of the earliest documented deities, known from the texts much older than the Iliad. This deity is primarily known as a bloody god of war who was thought to help soldiers on th...
2019-09-05 11:16

Grandmother May Have Found a Ring Owned by Shakespeare In recent years, metal detectorists have made many exciting discoveries in the United Kingdom. Most recently a retired postal worker in England who is a detectorist believes that she has made a potentially historic discovery.  ...
2019-09-05 11:16

Mosquito Hordes: How a Pesky Insect Destroyed the ‘Almost’ Invincible Mongol Empire The inhospitable, remote high steppes and grassland of the austere and windswept northern Asian plateau were occupied by warring tribal clans and duplicitous factions.  ...
2019-09-05 11:16

Mummification in Christianity: The Incredible Exploding Pope Pope Pius XII (Eugenio Pacelli) exploded in 1956.  To understand why this occurred, it is necessary to explore the (Catholic and Orthodox) Christian practice of mummification ...
2019-09-05 11:16

New Yorker Festival Will Host Two Democratic Candidates and Nancy Pelosi This year’s festival will include Pete Buttigieg and Julián Castro at separate events, in addition to Pelosi and an array of artists and entertainers....
2019-09-05 05:16

The Riotous, Internet-Speed Sound of 100 gecs This duo’s debut album, “1000 gecs,” smashes electro-pop, dance music, punk and dozens of other rapid-fire reference points into something genuinely new and exhilarating....
2019-09-05 05:16

Like New: Locals and Experts Re-Chalk a ‘Rude’ Giant on a Hill A gigantic chalk figure that dominates the countryside in England is being restored. The Cerne Abbas Giant is an enigmatic figure in the rolling hills of Dorset. ...
2019-09-04 12:16

Trajan's Column: An Unyielding Pillar of Imperial Strength A pillar of Emperor Trajan's military victories, the Column of Trajan is as much a benchmark of Rome's strength as an empire as it is a monument to Trajan's success as a leader. Situated at the northern end of the Forum of Trajan ...
2019-09-04 12:16

Experts Think They Have Uncovered the Biblical Town of Emmaus Archaeologists have made what is an important discovery for Christendom in Israel. They claim that they have found a Hellenistic era fortress and this could be the location of one of the most important events in the New Testament. ...
2019-09-04 12:16

Ivory Hunters Decimate 50,000 Year Old Mammoth Graveyard A 50,000 year old mammoth graveyard in Yunyugen, north of Yakutia, Siberia is a paleontological world treasure site with multiple remains of mammoths ...
2019-09-04 12:16

Drukgyel Dzong and How a Lama Unified Bhutan Bhutan is a Himalayan kingdom with a rich history and a distinctive Buddhist culture. It has barely been impacted by modernity and globalization, and has managed to largely preserve its ancient culture.  ...
2019-09-04 12:16

KSI v Logan Paul: YouTube fight rivals turn professional for rematch in Los Angeles YouTube rivals KSI and Logan Paul turn professional and sign up for a rematch in the United States after their sold-out Manchester clash ended in a draw....
2019-09-04 10:48

A Thousand-Page Novel — Made Up of Mostly One Sentence — Captures How We Think Now Lucy Ellmann’s “Ducks, Newburyport,” follows the thoughts of an Ohio woman as they range from politics to laundry to environmental disaster to lost earrings....
2019-09-04 01:00

The Best Movies and TV Shows New to Netflix Australia in September Every month, Netflix Australia adds a new batch of movies and TV shows to its library. Here are the titles we think are most interesting for September....
2019-09-04 01:00

Are You a Dog Person or a Cat Person? Or Hamster, or Turtle, or ... The authors of these sublime picture books know that for kids, choosing a pet can be a near-existential quandary, one that can reverberate through life....
2019-09-03 21:16

A Debut Novel Reimagines the C.I.A.’s Efforts to Promote ‘Doctor Zhivago’ In Lara Prescott’s “The Secrets We Kept,” young women participate in a covert plan to influence the Cold War using Boris Pasternak’s censored love story....
2019-09-03 17:00

Interpreting the Interpreter: Who Was Lafcadio Hearn? Through the memories of three women, Monique Truong’s novel “The Sweetest Fruits” paints a portrait of the first Westerner to write about a newly opened Japan....
2019-09-03 17:00

A Tale of Five Women Carolina De Robertis’s novel “Cantoras” follows a group of Uruguayan women who dare to love one another, although seen as criminals by the military junta....
2019-09-03 17:00

Ruby Rose Is Ready to Fight Crime and Fan Scrutiny as Batwoman The actor endured plenty of criticism when she was picked to star in CW’s “Batwoman,” but she has made the role her own. “That’s my legacy and I’m going to own that,” she said....
2019-09-03 17:00

Aboriginal Australians Lose Land Rights to Coal Mine With no public announcement whatsoever, the Queensland government in Australia has done away with a native title of over 1,385 hectares of Wangan and Jagalingou country for the controversial new Adani coal mine. ...
2019-09-03 03:32

Ancient Cult of the Brave Bear, Feared and Revered All across the far northern hemisphere bear folklore is widespread, and as far back as the Paleolithic period around 50,000 years ago archaeologists have discovered evidence of bear cults where the great beast was the lord of the animals ...
2019-09-03 03:32

With Portals to the Dead, Viking Homes Were Stranger Than Fiction The Vikings are more popular than ever. TV shows such as Last Kingdom and Vikings have added dramatic license to particular historical accounts, while new archaeological finds are guaranteed to make headlines. ...
2019-09-03 03:32

One of the Best Roman Mosaics Found in the UK will be Reburied A rare and unexpected find that could be one of the UK’s most spectacular Roman mosaics, containing designs based on Greek legend, has been partially revealed during a community archaeology project dig in Berkshire. ...
2019-09-03 03:32

Catholic Teachers Ban ‘Evil’ Harry Potter Books Harry Potter books have been removed from a private Catholic school in Nashville because they include actual “curses and spells”, according to staff at the school. ...
2019-09-03 03:32

Ancient City and Citadel of War-Torn Aleppo Are Syria’s Golden Age Legacy A quick look up of Aleppo on any search-engine will bring up hundreds of articles about the conflict in Syria and sadly the name has become a byword for the horrors of war. ...
2019-09-02 04:48

3,500 Years Ago, Hittites Sacked and Razed an Unwary City Archaeologists in Turkey have unearthed a city that was sacked by the Hittites over 3,500 years ago. ...
2019-09-02 02:16

The Mystery of the Williamson Tunnels Beneath the Edge Hill neighborhood in east-central Liverpool lies a sprawling network of arching bricked tunnels that lead nowhere and serve no obvious purpose.  ...
2019-09-02 02:16

Siberian Puppy Frozen for 14,300 Years is a Major RNA Breakthrough Never before has RNA - Ribonucleic acid - sequencing been carried out from so far back in time. Finding RNA on the puppy found preserved in permafrost in Tumat in 2015 is a major scientific discovery. ...
2019-09-02 02:16

The Best Movies and TV Shows Coming to Netflix, Amazon and More in September Every month, subscription streaming services add a new batch of titles to their libraries. Here are the ones we think are most interesting for September....
2019-09-01 18:16

Understanding the Gods of Egypt: In Unison With Nature Ancient Egypt is a never ending source of inspiration for many of us – their myths, their history, and their art are so wonderful and enigmatic, that they have intrigued researchers for decades.  ...
2019-09-01 03:16

Maria Balsa, Daughter of the Dragon: The Long-Lost Illegitimate Child of Vlad the Impaler? Has a 16th-century Italian noble woman, Maria Balsa, wife of Giacomo Alfonso Ferrillo, Count of Muro Lucano and Lord of Acerenza, (Italy) been identified as the illegitimate daughter Vlad III Tepe ...
2019-09-01 03:16

Grave of Napoleon’s Favorite General, With Blown Off Leg, Found! A 200-year-old mystery, dating from Napoleon’s invasion of Russia, may have been solved. Researchers believe that they have finally found the remains in Smolensk of one of Napoleon’s favorite generals. ...
2019-09-01 03:16

Man Buys Vase for £1, Finds Out it is £80,000 Treasure Belonging to Chinese Emperor A rare and beautiful Chinese vase was bought from a charity shop for £1 but is about to go up for auction with a reserve price of £80,000 after the lucky buyer found out it belonged to a Chinese Emperor. ...
2019-09-01 03:16

What’s on TV Saturday: ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me?’ and ‘The Jungle Book’ Melissa McCarthy delivers one of her most dramatic roles yet in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” And the Korda brothers’ “Jungle Book” is available to stream....
2019-08-31 11:00

Humans Began Mass Ecological Destruction 3,000 Years Ago A new paper with 250 scientific authors suggests human beings had impacted Earth’s fragile ecosystems much earlier and to a far greater extent than currently believed. ...
2019-08-31 10:32

First Americans Arrived by Sea Over 15,000 Years Ago, Surprise Finding Suggests Archaeologists have made what could be a pivotal discovery in the populating of the Americas, challenging previous dominant theories of how the first people arrived.  ...
2019-08-31 10:32

The Parthenon: An Epic Monument Or a Mystery in Measurements? The Parthenon, proudly standing on the Athenian Acropolis, is considered by many historians and archaeologists alike as the undisputed symbol of Athenian democracy and the cradle of Western civilization. The monument is also considered one of the fin...
2019-08-31 10:32

Viking Crossings in Denmark: Stop, Look, Listen and HIDE An ancient Danish city has adopted a novel way to highlight its seafaring and plundering heritage by installing axe-wielding Viking road crossing signals. ...
2019-08-31 10:32

‘Mongolian Amazon’ and ‘Wealthy Lady’ Graves Found Archaeologists in Mongolia have found the graves of two very different women – one was a fighter, the other a lover. ...
2019-08-31 10:32

Brunilda Ruiz, Original Joffrey and Harkness Dancer, Dies at 83 A student of Robert Joffrey, she was celebrated for her classical form and dramatic presence and viewed as a role model by other Hispanic ballet dancers....
2019-08-31 00:32

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Co-Authors and Comedians We talked to them about their latest collaboration, “Old Bones,” which is No. 2 on the fiction list. If the book-writing thing ever peters out, they have a future in stand-up....
2019-08-30 22:32

Review: Orlando Bloom Among the Immigrant Beasts in ‘Carnival Row’ A new fantasy series from Amazon Prime Video mixes medieval and Victorian (a little “Game of Thrones,” a little Sherlock Holmes) with a contemporary allegory....
2019-08-30 22:32

‘Merrily’ This Film Will Roll Along. For the Next 20 Years. Richard Linklater will direct a screen adaptation of the short-lived Stephen Sondheim musical, starring Ben Platt, Beanie Feldstein and Blake Jenner....
2019-08-30 22:32

Takis, Sculptor Who Made Art From Moving Parts, Dies at 93 His Kinetic works could resemble science projects or unfinished constructions. When they were activated, their movements could startle, educate and entertain....
2019-08-30 22:32

The Summer of Platonic Love at the Movies Films as different as “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood,” “Booksmart” and “Last Black Man in San Francisco” follow the arc of deep friendships just as rom-coms do....
2019-08-30 22:32

Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child — Co-authors and Comedians We talked to them about their latest collaboration, “Old Bones,” which is No. 2 on the fiction list. If the book-writing thing ever peters out, they have a future in stand-up....
2019-08-30 20:00

Body Parts and Missing Bodies: Another Spree of Crime Fiction Marilyn Stasio’s column sends readers on the trail of a present-day Danish serial killer, then all the way back to England at the time of the Black Death....
2019-08-30 12:00

Inca Elites Displayed Young Women's Skulls To Gain Power The Inca Empire was the largest and most extensive ancient society that ever lived in the Americas, but a new report says the elites ruled with the constant threat of extreme violence. ...
2019-08-30 07:00

Australopithecus anamensis Skull Discovery: A ‘Game Changer’ in Human Evolution Before the famed Australopithecus afarensis Lucy roamed the land of Ethiopia some 3.18 million years ago, one of her progenitors, an Australopithecus anamensis, met its demise in what is now the paleontological site of Woranso-Mille ...
2019-08-30 07:00

Be My Matelotage! The Civil Union of 17th Century Pirates Love strikes hard like the broadsiding from a warship, leaving both splinters and buckshot in one’s heart. When it hits, there's nothing anyone can do but accept the bombardment with both arms open.  ...
2019-08-30 07:00

Futhark: Mysterious Ancient Runic Alphabet of Northern Europe Runes are the characters of the earliest written alphabet used by the Germanic peoples of Europe called Futhark. The runic alphabet was used within Germanic languages but primarily in Nordic countries. The word rune comes from the Norse rún which mea...
2019-08-30 07:00

Greek Construction Methods Now Pushed Back In Time Ancient Greeks used cranes over a century earlier than currently believed, according to a new scientific paper. ...
2019-08-30 07:00

Nueva Cádiz and the Pearls of Venezuela South America is famous for many reasons and amongst history lovers, for its many lost and abandoned cities. Since they have been rediscovered, they are among some of the most remarkable archaeological remains in the world. ...
2019-08-30 07:00

Donnie Fritts, Who Bridged Soul and Country Music, Dies at 76 Mr. Fritts, who was probably best known for his long tenure in Kris Kristofferson’s band, was a force in Southern popular music for more than two decades....
2019-08-30 06:00

A Novelist Inspired by the Cold War, a C.I.A. Typing Pool and ‘Dr. Zhivago’ Lara Prescott — fascinated by the way Boris Pasternak’s novel was used as a propaganda tool — conjured a world of secretaries, spies and mint-green typewriters in her debut, “The Secrets We Kept.”...
2019-08-29 18:16

At a ‘Dinner With Ghosts,’ Everything Is Art The artist Nicolas Party took over Marble House in Newport, R.I., to stage a surrealist performance piece complete with four courses, live opera — and a goldfish....
2019-08-29 16:16

2,300 Year-Old Log Cabin Dug Out Of Permafrost Rebuilds Perfectly Timber from a potentate’s log cabin was superbly persevered in permafrost, allowing us to see how ancient man lived. The house itself, that has been extracted from permafrost and reconstructed ...
2019-08-29 09:48