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2019-07-18 21:44

Saved by the Bell - The Surprising History of Safety Coffins Modern medicine is full of wonders and lifesaving, revolutionary methods - many of which are taken for granted.  ...
2019-07-18 20:48

The Fall of a Civilization: The Mysterious Collapse of the Mycenaean Bronze Age The Aegean Bronze Age is predominately known as the period in which the battle-hardened Mycenaeans conquered the simple sea-trading Minoans and rose to become one of the most powerful trading powers in the Eastern Mediterranean. While the Minoans hav...
2019-07-18 20:48

Chuck Klosterman Likes Writers Who Aren’t Self-Absorbed Sociopaths The cultural critic and author, most recently, of the story collection “Raised in Captivity” also says that he trusts librarians’ literary opinions: “They have no agenda and plenty of free time.”...
2019-07-18 16:48

The Amazons: Ancient Warrior Women Dismissed as Myth and Legend Were Real Fearsome Fighters Famous ancient Greek historian Herodotus once wrote of the Amazons - or as he called them Oier Pata (‘Killers of Men’) – a  tribe of fierce warrior women. ...
2019-07-18 16:48

At Least 20 Dead in Suspected Arson at Japanese Anime Studio Officials said more people were feared to have been killed in the blaze at Kyoto Animation. Reports said a man had ignited flammable liquid at the studio....
2019-07-18 12:48

Argentine photo exhibit stirs memories of 1994 bombing attack on Jewish center Julio Menajovsky was one of the first photographers to reach the scene of a devastating bombing at a Jewish cultural center in Argentina on the morning of July 18, 1994, that killed 85 people and wounded hundreds....
2019-07-18 09:48

Scythian Priesthood of Fierce Fighting Eunuch Shamans of the Snake Goddess The Scythian goddess Argimpasa was half-human, half-snake with a priesthood of powerful shamans, who despite their self-inflicted castration ...
2019-07-18 07:00

Modern Humans Interbred With At Least Five Archaic Human Groups Genetic analysis has revealed that the ancestors of modern humans interbred with at least five different archaic human groups as they moved out of Africa and across Eurasia. ...
2019-07-18 03:00

Scottish Prof Links Mysterious Pictish Symbols and Distant Gobekli Tepe Signs The Picts were an ancient race of people who from at least the 1st century AD dominated the northern territories of what is known today as Scotland. ...
2019-07-18 01:32

Amazing Anazarbus: Digs Uncover Gladiatorial Ring, Triumphal Arch, and More in Ancient Anatolian City The long reach of the Roman Empire was felt in southern Turkey, where in the town of Anazarbus the Romans erected a triumphal arch after defeating a Parthian force in the first century BC. And archaeological excavations show that a well-preserved the...
2019-07-18 01:32

9,000 Year-old ‘Mega Site’ Found Near Jerusalem Changes History The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced a discovery that could change the history of the Middle East. ...
2019-07-18 01:32

Teeth ‘Time Capsule’ Reveals That 2 million Years Ago, Early Humans Breastfed For Up To 6 years! Humans’ distant ancestor Australopithecus africanus had a unique approach to raising their young, as shown in our new research published today in Nature.  ...
2019-07-18 01:32

Lucette Lagnado, Memoirist of Jews in Old Cairo, Dies at 62 She and her family, whom she later wrote about, were among the last Jews to flee what she called a “cultural holocaust” and ended up in Brooklyn in the early 1960s....
2019-07-18 00:16

Alan Rogan, Keeper of Rock Guitars, Smashed Ones Included, Dies at 68 Of all his clients — the Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney among them — Pete Townshend of the Who posed the biggest challenge: repairing what he deliberately wrecked....
2019-07-18 00:16

Two Brilliant Siblings and the Curious Consolations of Math In “The Weil Conjectures,” Karen Olsson writes about her own love of math as well as the lives of the great mathematician André Weil and his sister, the philosopher and secular saint Simone Weil....
2019-07-18 00:16

Alfa Romeo F1 team appoint Monchaux as technical director The Alfa Romeo Formula One team have appointed Jan Monchaux as technical director, replacing Ferrari-bound Simone Resta who leaves at the end of July....
2019-07-17 15:48

Dispute Over Evidence Of Cannabis Use By Vikings In North America Cannabis pollen discovered near an ancient Viking settlement in Newfoundland is generating differences in opinion as to whether or not the Vikings were smoking and eating the weed while they explored North America. ...
2019-07-17 06:00

The Boy King Behind the Mask: Tutankhamun’s Life and Legacy The incredible golden mask with its dark blue stripes of lapis lazuli and serious young face is probably the most famous ancient artifact in the world. ...
2019-07-17 06:00

Neil Armstrong's Apollo 11 spacesuit unveiled at Smithsonian The spacesuit astronaut Neil Armstrong wore during his mission to the moon went on public display for the first time in 13 years on Tuesday, at the Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum exactly 50 years to the day when Apollo 11 launched into space....
2019-07-16 23:16

Singer R. Kelly denied bail on U.S. charges of sex crimes over two decades R&B singer R. Kelly pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to a raft of federal charges accusing him of running a scheme to force women and girls to provide sex for himself and others, and a judge ordered that he remain in jail without bail....
2019-07-16 23:16

Jack Viertel Stepping Down at Encores! After 20 Years as Leader A tenure that included 60 concert presentations of classic shows and led to several Broadway productions will conclude with “Thoroughly Modern Millie.”...
2019-07-16 22:32

Frigg: Queen of Asgard, Beloved Norse Goddess, Mother Frigg or Frigga (which means ‘Beloved’ in Old Norse) is a goddess found in Norse mythology. As the wife of Odin, and the mother of Baldur, she is the ‘Queen of the Æsir’. This deity was worshipped as a sky goddess and is believed to be responsible fo...
2019-07-16 22:00

Skeptics Washed Away As Lost Civilization Is Finally Identified By Puerto Rican Figures A collection of highly-controversial stone figures discovered in Puerto Rico are believed by some to have been created by members of the lost Ten Tribes ...
2019-07-16 22:00

Oldest Human Bone Engraved and Painted By Hominid Found In China In China a team of archaeologists has made a significant discovery after examining a human bone that may be up to 125,000 years old.  ...
2019-07-16 18:16

Why Do Women Love True Crime? Men are more likely to be involved in violent crime — as perpetrators and victims — but women love to read about it. Kate Tuttle considers the gendered attractions of the genre....
2019-07-16 11:48

Late Night Backs Up ‘the Squad’ After Trump’s Accusatory Tweets Seth Meyers said of the congresswomen that “if you’re asking them to fix the totally broken, crime-infested governments of their home countries, they’re trying.”...
2019-07-16 10:00

Neuro-imaging and Ancient Engravings Allow Experts to Understand Prehistoric Thinking Researchers in France have used neuroimaging to monitor the impact of prehistoric engravings on modern human brains. ...
2019-07-16 07:32

Evidence Suggests Stonehenge May Have Been Built Using Pig Fat Fat residues on shards of pottery found at Durrington Walls, near Stonehenge, have long been assumed to be connected with feeding the many hundreds of people that came from across Britain to help construct the ancient monument. ...
2019-07-16 07:32

Were the Anunnaki the Architects of the Towers and Tombs of the Giants of Sardinia? Sardinia is one of the most geologically ancient lands in Europe, inhabited during the Upper Paleolithic, home to a Nuragic civilization that left nothing behind by way of writing. ...
2019-07-16 07:32

Fort Shirley, Where A Mutiny Led to Emancipation of the British Slave Soldiers Dominica is one of the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean. Its beauty, however, belies a somewhat violent past when it was often a center of violent conflict.  ...
2019-07-16 07:32

The 25 Works of Art That Define the Contemporary Age Three artists and a pair of curators came together at The New York Times to attempt to make a list of the era’s essential artworks. Here’s their conversation....
2019-07-15 23:16

Angered by This Roosevelt Statue? A Museum Wants Visitors to Weigh In Conversation about monuments has reached a fever pitch, and the city was split on this one. The American Museum of Natural History is opening an exhibition on it....
2019-07-15 23:16

How Moon-Landing Tapes Found in a $218 Batch Could Fetch $1 Million Three reels of videotape will be auctioned at Sotheby’s on Saturday. Other recordings could have laid claim to being earlier or better, but those tapes were lost....
2019-07-15 23:16

UN highlights importance of skills development on World Youth Skills Day At UN Headquarters, and across the globe, events are taking place on Monday to celebrate World Youth Skills Day – marked each year on 15 July – to raise awareness about the importance of youth skills development....
2019-07-15 22:32

Magic and Mayhem of Japanese Legend: Don’t Try To Out-Trick A Tengu! The Tengu were not only protectors of the mountains and the Buddhist faith, they were also known to be mischievous tricksters who, much like their Kitsune cousins, were capable of using magic such as glamour to change their shape. ...
2019-07-15 19:32

Footprints on the Moon and Cemeteries on Mars: 50 Years Evidence of Human Activity In Space There is a lot of documentation about what’s been left on the Moon – but it’s amazing how much we don’t know. ...
2019-07-15 05:01

The Plastico di Roma Imperiale Wasn’t Built in a Day: Accurate Mini Rome Model Took 35 Years The Roman Empire dominated most of Europe and parts of Africa and the Middle East for over thousand years ...
2019-07-15 02:16

‘The Town Hall of Hollywood.’ Welcome to the Netflix Lobby. Every day an entertainment’s who’s who passes through the 4,780-square-foot “creative gateway” — complete with 80-foot video screen — hoping for a piece of the billions Netflix is spending on content....
2019-07-14 23:16

The Devil is to be Aerially Assaulted by Flying Exorcist Priest Waves of violence, corruption and crime in a Columbian city are to be addressed with an audacious exorcism by a Catholic bishop who plans to launch holy water over the city from a helicopter. Seriously, keep reading, this is actually happening. In 20...
2019-07-14 19:32

The Mars Rat and Other Unexplained Features on the Martian Planet In September 2012, a photograph snapped by NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity caught the attention of Internet sleuths everywhere. This picture appears to show a large rat hiding among some Martian rocks, and after its release it quickly went viral. The ima...
2019-07-14 19:32

Sneferu’s Distinctive Bent Pyramid Opened to the Public In Egypt, the Antiquities Minister Khaled el-Anany has announced that two pyramids are being opened to the public for the first time since 1965. ...
2019-07-14 19:32

Floods hit western Greece days after deadly storm killed 7 Authorities evacuated dozens of citizens from flooded homes in western Greece on Sunday, a few days after seven people were killed by a violent storm in the north of the country....
2019-07-14 15:16

660,000 Sign Up to Take Area 51 By Storm and ‘See Them Aliens’ As of today, there are almost 660,000 people who’ve signed up to attend a Facebook event on September 20. What’s all the fuss about?  ...
2019-07-14 10:32

Legendary Black Knights: Mysterious Medieval Entities of Neutrality Black Knights began to appear in history during the Middle Ages. Since the 13th century, a series of legends mentioning the mysterious Black Knights emerged. Although the Black Knights were said to have carried out good deeds and fought to protect ci...
2019-07-14 10:32

Tourists Trash Sacred Site of Uluru as Permanent Closure Approaches In the 1999 movie, The Matrix, Agent Smith said that when trying to classify our species it came to him we are “A virus ...
2019-07-14 10:32

‘First Kings’ Myths From Around the World: How Do They Compare? Monarchs have always played a very important role in how their subjects form their cultural identity.  ...
2019-07-14 10:32

Russia’s Wealth of Archaeological Wonders The treasures and ancient mysteries of Russia provide evidence of vital stages in not only human evolution, but the very origins of life on planet earth. ...
2019-07-13 16:32

Fort Fincastle, The Small But Mighty Flatiron Protector of The Bahamas The Bahamas is comprised of 700 islands as well as thousands of rocks and cays (low banks of coral reefs) spread out over 100,000 square miles of ocean.  ...
2019-07-13 16:32

Deathbed Revelations: Extraterrestrial Spacecrafts Powered by Mind. Sounds Crazy, But Tech is Real Many people were shocked by the deathbed revelations of Ben Rich, the former director of Lockheed Skunk Works (a secret research and development facility). Rich claimed that UFOs were alien spacecraft and that extraterrestrial visitors were real. Fur...
2019-07-13 16:32

Subterranean ‘Water Tank’ Is Actually the Oldest Christian Church in Russia, Say Nuclear Physicists The conclusion of a team of scientists testing the hypothesis of archaeologists about the use of a building in the Derbent fortress of Naryn-Kala as a Christian temple is that it is ‘most likely to be true’.  ...
2019-07-13 16:32

What Children Remember From the War Svetlana Alexievich’s newly translated oral history, “Last Witnesses,” presents the recollections of Russians who experienced World War II as children....
2019-07-13 12:48

U.S. lawmakers will delay Mueller testimony by a week Two U.S. House committees will delay former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's planned July 17 testimony for one week to allow lawmakers to question him for a longer period of time, the committees said on Friday....
2019-07-13 03:16

Jerry Lawson, Lead Singer of the Persuasions, Is Dead at 75 Mr. Lawson and his colleagues revived the lost art of a cappella singing and attracted a loyal following that included Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa....
2019-07-13 02:48

World’s Oldest Christian Letter Found On 3rd Century Egyptian Papyrus Egypt played a very significant role in the history of early Christianity. A researcher has announced that she has found the earliest known Christian letter ...
2019-07-12 23:16

Pentagon to brief on response to Russian missile system delivery to Turkey The Pentagon said on Friday that senior defense officials would hold a press briefing on the Pentagon's response to Turkey accepting delivery of an advanced Russian missile defense system....
2019-07-12 20:00

Russia confirms it has started delivery of S-400 missile systems to Turkey: RIA Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation confirmed on Friday it had started delivering S-400 missile defense systems to Turkey and that the deliveries would continue as per an agreed schedule, the RIA news agency reported....
2019-07-12 20:00

NBA announces new replay, coach's challenges leaders The NBA is promoting referee Jason Phillips to lead its replay center as Replay Center Operations Principal. Joe Borgia, the current leader of the replay center, will move into a different role where he will oversee the implementation of coach's chal...
2019-07-12 20:00

Unique Bird With Bizarrely Long Toe Found Fossilized in Amber Meet the ancient bird that had toes longer than its lower legs. Researchers have discovered a bird foot from 99 million years ago preserved in amber that had a hyper-elongated third toe. ...
2019-07-12 18:48

Behind the Scenes in the Food Biz: Four Culinary Memoirs It’s hardly glamorous but still enticing, as reported by a young black chef, an obsessive blogger, a prickly female restaurateur and the man who made Noma famous....
2019-07-12 17:16

Coded Jewel Found in 300-Year-Old US Tavern Has Secret Message to Overthrow British King Brunswick Town, in North Carolina, was once ‘a hotbed of anti-crown sentiment’ where rebellions were plotted and planned. Now archaeologists have made an amazing discovery in a once razed tavern that dates from the pre-Revolutionary period in the Uni...
2019-07-12 15:16

Beware the Writer as Houseguest Literary history is filled with authors who depended on lengthy visits for room and board, psychological solace and material. But they have not always proved the most gracious guests....
2019-07-12 14:32

Where Are All the Bob Ross Paintings? Bob Ross painted more than 1,000 landscapes for his television show — so why are they so hard to find? We solve one of the internet’s favorite little mysteries....
2019-07-12 14:32

Review: The Greeks Go Coachella in a Boisterous ‘Bacchae’ Sure, it’s a tragedy, but along the way this Classical Theater of Harlem production is a riot of music and dance, with a Dionysus worthy of Jimi Hendrix....
2019-07-12 06:00

Accurate 3D Model Of Stonehenge Proves It Had Great Acoustics Researchers in the UK have created a mini model of one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world in order to understand its acoustics.  ...
2019-07-12 03:16

Mount Shasta: Spirits and Danger on a Sacred California Mountain Mount Shasta, located near the Oregon border in northern California, holds the distinction of being one of the world’s preeminent sacred mountains. It is recognized as an eligible Native American cultural and cosmological property on the National Reg...
2019-07-12 03:16

Salzburg’s Young Singers Get ‘a Crash Course in Being a Professional’ The Young Singers Project draws budding talents for two months of learning, rehearsing and performing — as well as opera greats who are eager to teach....
2019-07-12 00:16

Review: ‘The Little Prince’ Travels the Universe but Never Lifts Off Annabelle Lopez Ochoa’s adaptation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved novella for BalletX doesn’t elevate the production beyond a story staged as a dance....
2019-07-12 00:16

A David Bowie Barbie: Mattel Unveils Ziggy Stardust Doll The new Barbie sports a skintight metallic outfit and a golden circle on her forehead, mimicking the image of the rock icon onstage in the early 1970s....
2019-07-12 00:16

Done with ‘Stranger Things’? Here Is Your Next Netflix Binge “Dark,” the German time-travel thriller, is often compared to the Duffer Brothers’ nostalgia trip. But in its second season, its ambitions are closer to “The Wire.”...
2019-07-12 00:16

March of the Denisovans: Evidence of Archaic Human Gene Now Detected In the Orient The Denisovan story keeps evolving. This group of ancient hominins has been something of a mystery ever since they were first discovered in 2010 as an extinct sister group to the Neanderthals.  ...
2019-07-11 19:00

Burying A Thracian Tower-Tomb In A Huge Mound Didn’t Deter Ottoman Grave Robbers! Bulgaria is a land that is blessed with a great many important historic and archaeological sites. ...
2019-07-11 19:00

Lost Biblical City Where Philistines Gave Refuge to King David Found, Archaeologists Say Archaeologists digging in southern Israel near the modern city of Kiryat Gat claim to have found an ancient biblical city from the time of the legendary King David. The ancient Philistine city was discovered by researchers from the Hebrew University ...
2019-07-11 14:00

The Age-Old Bone-Rank Caste System of the Korean Kingdom of Silla In several cultures one’s social standing was determined by one’s birth, which included or precluded certain privileges and even determined the cutlery one was allowed to use.   ...
2019-07-11 04:48

210,000 Year Old Homo sapiens Skull From Greece is Oldest Outside Africa A 210,000-year-old human skull could provide new evidence that our species left Africa much earlier than previously thought.  ...
2019-07-11 03:32

3000-year-old Greek Processional ‘Sacred Road’ Discovered in Turkey An important and very rare ‘Sacred Road’ has been unearthed by archaeologists in western Turkey.  ...
2019-07-11 03:32

Kim Petras Builds Tomorrow’s Pop Out of Yesterday’s Fragments On her debut album, “Clarity,” the 26-year-old pop singer who works closely with the producer Dr. Luke transcends pastiche and embraces a fringe sound that’s utterly new....
2019-07-10 23:16

How Cameron Boyce’s Epilepsy May Have Caused His Death at 20 The Disney Channel star’s family released a statement confirming his medical condition, which led to a fatal seizure over the weekend. In the U.S., about 2,600 people a year die from a disorder known as sudden unexpected death in epilepsy....
2019-07-10 23:16

Listen to the Sound of Love Reinvented in ‘Oklahoma!’ (Headphones On.) How did a lush throwback like “People Will Say We’re in Love” become the lean, sexy, countrified number being sung today? Follow along as we break it down....
2019-07-10 23:16

Origin of Greek Civilization Believed Found On Monumental Pyramid Island A new discovery has possibly revealed the origin of Ancient Greek culture. In a remote and uninhabited pyramid-shaped islet, archaeologists have found evidence of a rich cultural ...
2019-07-10 21:48

Hurdy Gurdy Man: Rock Star of the Medieval Music Scene The hurdy gurdy is a musical instrument, or more precisely, a string instrument, that traces its origin to the Middle Ages of Europe. The hurdy gurdy was initially used to play sacred music, before being adapted to play popular and folk music. ...
2019-07-10 21:48

A Beauty in Darkness: The Hidden Secrets of the Catacomb Saints Death was always a source of mystery for people around the world. But what happens when we erase that invisible border and make the dead a thing to worship? ...
2019-07-10 21:48

Review: An Intimate, Harmonious ‘Bournonville Legacy’ Dancers from the Royal Danish Ballet bring a satisfying, if occasionally uneven, showcase of August Bournonville’s choreography to the Joyce Theater....
2019-07-10 20:48

Valentina Cortese, Italian Film Actress, Dies at 96 Ms. Cortese, who starred in over 50 films, was perhaps best known for her role as a fading, tippling movie diva in François Truffaut’s “Day for Night.”...
2019-07-10 17:48

How ‘Oklahoma!’ Revolutionized the Cast Album It took decades for the full Rodgers and Hammerstein score to be available. But even abbreviated, the show helped build a whole new audience for Broadway music....
2019-07-10 17:48

Ingenious Abandoned Jungle City of Guayabo de Turrialba in Costa Rico South and Central America have many amazing archaeological sites, some of which were left behind by pre-Columbian peoples and cultures who left no written records. ...
2019-07-10 14:00

Text on the Beach Beach books are the cool aunts of the literary world: They drive with the top down and take you to new places. They’re memorable, challenging, warm and wise....
2019-07-10 11:32

The Moon and Its Atmosphere: What You May Not Know Many people are convinced the Moon lacks an atmosphere. They believe it is directly exposed to the vacuum of space. But this is incorrect. In fact, there is an atmosphere on the Moon. It is far less dense than Earth’s and wouldn’t be safe to breathe....
2019-07-10 01:48

Astronomers Studying The Oumuamua ‘Alien Spaceship’ Identify Its Interstellar Origins The huge, strange, cigar-shaped object known as ‘Oumuamua’ originated beyond our solar system and “is consistent with a natural origin” and “probably not" an alien controlled interstellar spaceship, according to a team of scientists. ...
2019-07-10 01:48

Five Bold Navigators Master the Deadly ‘Black Stream’ Migration After 32,000 Years A brave Japanese and Taiwanese rowing team has successfully replicated a 32,000-year-old ancient sea migration route in a traditional dugout canoe. ...
2019-07-10 01:48

Review: ‘Dog Man: The Musical’ Celebrates a Cop Who Sniffs Out Crime The bizarro, irreverent world of Dav Pilkey, the creator of the Captain Underpants books, has been deftly translated to the Lucille Lortel Theater’s stage....
2019-07-09 23:16

New York Galleries: What to See Right Now Work by two women who made figurative paintings in the ’50s; short films and videos about black culture; and a painter’s intermingling of contemporary and historical art....
2019-07-09 23:16

If You Could Stop Time, Would You? A Novel Puts a Dark Spin on the Question During a worldwide economic collapse, the heroes of Andri Snaer Magnason’s “The Casket of Time” seal themselves in time-proof boxes. So does everyone else....
2019-07-09 23:16

Who and What Are Jewish Museums For? The director of the Jewish Museum Berlin stood down after a string of controversies, and the institution is tackling tough questions as it looks for a new leader....
2019-07-09 23:16

Norte Chico: The First Civilization in the Americas? The Norte Chico Civilization was an ancient civilization / complex society belonging to the Pre-Columbian era. This civilization flourished in Peru about 5000 years ago, and hence has been considered to be the oldest known civilization to have existe...
2019-07-09 19:32

Mussolini’s Quincussis: Was the Ancient Roman Coin a Fake? Scientists are perplexed at the origins and provenance of two very ancient and unusual Roman coins that turned up like a bad penny in the 20th century. ...
2019-07-09 06:32

6,000-Year-Old Budj Bim Named Australia’s First ‘Purely Cultural’ World Heritage Site UNESCO has given a 6,000-year-old Aboriginal cultural landscape called the Budj Bim archaeological site in Victoria, Australia the status of a World Heritage Site.  ...
2019-07-09 06:32

Martin Charnin, Who Helped Create ‘Annie,’ Dies at 84 He turned the comic strip “Little Orphan Annie” into a long-running Broadway musical and wrote the memorable lyrics to a score that included “Tomorrow.”...
2019-07-09 03:32

Kuelap, Peru - Ancient Fortress of the Cloud Warriors Built by the Chachapoyas, the fortified citadel of Kuelap was home to the Warriors of the Cloud in Peru before they were conquered by invaders. Massive stone walls and hundreds of ruins stand as a reminder of a formidable culture lost to history. The...
2019-07-09 00:48

Long Frozen Organisms in the Arctic Awakened, Hinting at Life on Other Planets In recent years, researchers have reawakened life in frozen organisms in the Arctic permafrost, bringing them back to life. ...
2019-07-09 00:48

Encased In Pompeii’s Volcanic Ash ’10 Unexploded Bombs’ Take Over Italian Headlines In a conflict that killed almost 70 million people, it hardly comes as a surprise that archaeologists dig up so much left over junk.  ...
2019-07-09 00:48

Need Etiquette Tips for Cannabis? For Starters, Don’t Call It ‘Marijuana’ or ‘Weed.’ In “Higher Etiquette,” Lizzie Post — the great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post — argues that it’s time for cannabis to move, in the public imagination, away from its surfer and “Cheech and Chong” image....
2019-07-08 22:48

Three Collections of Stories in Translation “Rain” (by Mia Couto), “The Sun on My Head” (by Geovani Martins) and “Arid Dreams” (by Duanwad Pimwana) depict landscapes of misfortune around the world....
2019-07-08 22:48

Alvin Ailey’s Associate Artistic Director to Step Down Masazumi Chaya will leave his post in January, and Matthew Rushing will take over. Also, Ronni Favors, an ex-Ailey member, will become rehearsal director....
2019-07-08 19:16

Ancient Mesopotamia and The Rise of Civilization In ancient times, Mesopotamia, meaning ‘land between two rivers’, was a vast region that lay between the Tigris and Euphrates river systems... ...
2019-07-08 18:16

Rembrandt's 'The Night Watch' begins on-site restoration Rembrandt's 17th century masterpiece "The Night Watch" begins restoration work on Monday in Amsterdam where visitors will be able to watch every step of the Rijksmuseum's biggest ever project....
2019-07-08 17:16

Hato Caves –Shelter of the Rebellious Slaves of Curaçao Caves and cave systems have an enduring fascination for us and are to be found all over the world.  ...
2019-07-08 05:00

The Dramatic History of the Normans: A Tale of Medieval Conquest History is full of stories that will grip you like a modern page-turner novel, but only a few can do it as easily as the tale of the Normans.  ...
2019-07-08 02:48

Have the Ancient Origins of Scotland’s Loch Ness Monster Been Identified on Film? A Scottish filmmaker has published evidence of the “true nature and origins" of the 1450-year-old mystery of the Loch Ness Monster, which he discovered within a mysterious 7th century text. ...
2019-07-07 22:48

The Grotesque World of Gargoyles Gargoyles are an architectural feature that have existed for thousands of years. Initially designed to filter rainwater away from the edge of a building, they also have an arcane purpose – to ward off evil spirits. ...
2019-07-07 18:16

11 Ancient Remedies that Effectively Treat Modern Ailments With innovations appearing in our lives seemingly every day it seems that new breakthroughs in science are the only ones we trust. New is always considered better. With this prevalent thinking those who espouse the wisdom of the ancients are ignored ...
2019-07-07 10:48

Pompeii: The Ancient Roman City Frozen in Time In the Campania region of Italy near the modern day city of Naples, there was once a prosperous Roman city - Pompeii. ...
2019-07-07 10:48

Most Convincing Evidence Yet that Mars Supported Life A lot of intriguing evidence has been collected over the years in support of the idea that life once existed on Mars. No definitive proof has been found, in the form of indisputable fossil evidence, for example. But it is known that Mars was once a w...
2019-07-06 22:32

Axe Slices Through Helmet and Wounds Man During Medieval Battle Re-Enactment A young man who participated in a mock medieval battle in Australia has been rushed to hospital after he received an axe-blow to the head, which sliced through his helmet and caused severe lacerations. The battle was organized as part of the Winterfe...
2019-07-06 22:32

Melania Trump Gets a Statue Near Her Hometown, Carved by Chain Saw An American artist commissioned a local amateur wood carver to create “the first monument to Melania” in her native Slovenia. Not everyone is impressed....
2019-07-06 18:32

Two Viking Ship Burials Revealed by Archaeologists in Sweden Archaeologists in Sweden have announced the discovery of two ship-burials that may add invaluable data to the country’s Viking past.  ...
2019-07-06 08:32

The Grand Architect: The Sacred Link Between Architecture and the Divine Across Ancient Cultures In 1892, architect W.R. Lethaby wrote: “The main purpose and burden of sacred architecture - and all architecture, temple, tomb, or palace... ...
2019-07-06 08:32

Irish Poets Uncover the Kabbalah in Celtic Creation Myths In the early ninth century an Irish warrior-priest Cormac mac Cuilennáin, who would become king, wrote Sanas Cormaic in which he presented... ...
2019-07-06 08:32

Desert Diver Discovers Submerged Treasure Beneath 2,300-Year-Old Kushite Pyramid A team of archaeologists ‘diving’ in the sweltering deserts of northern Sudan, once the land of Nubia, have discovered artifacts and ‘gold leaf’... ...
2019-07-06 08:32

What Do You Get When You Cross Mark Morris With Samuel Beckett? The choreographer, whose playfulness is serious, will stage three pieces by Beckett, who wears his seriousness lightly, at a festival in Northern Ireland....
2019-07-06 00:16

The Boys in the Band Get to Broadway. Why Not the Girls? “The Prom” is the rare show with lesbian themes to reach theater’s biggest stage. Gay women deserve more than drawing their own conclusions about Princess Elsa and Scout Finch....
2019-07-05 19:16

A Family’s Real-Life Lie and the Movie That Complicated It When a cancer diagnosis was kept secret from her grandmother, Lulu Wang knew she had a film. But how to explain her project to a matriarch who’s still in the dark?...
2019-07-05 19:16

Searching for the Terrifying Mongolian Death Worm Deep within the shifting sands of the Gobi Desert lies the elusive Olgoi-Khorkhoi, the Mongolian Death Worm – or so legend has it. The Mongolian Death Worm is a bright red worm, a mysterious cryptid said to inhabit the southern Gobi Desert. Local Mon...
2019-07-05 19:16

The disabled artist and her dirty secret When a disabled artist tried to show her family how messy they were by taking photographs of their clutter, they mistakenly thought she had created a new piece of artwork....
2019-07-05 17:48

Possibly the Earliest Deliberate Cranial Deformations Found In China Our ancestors had many practices that we may find inexplicable, one of these being the intentional reshaping of skulls until they were egg-shaped. ...
2019-07-05 15:48

Ancient Knowledge from Irish Manuscripts Used to Track Volcanic Activity and Climate Change Using voluminous data left behind by our ancestors, modern scientists have discovered a correlation between volcanic activity and periods of bitterly cold weather in Ireland. They uncovered this connection while studying climate records produced by I...
2019-07-05 11:16

Roman Fort Excavation in England Reveals Lost Road and Ancient Mine Setting this discovery in context, an article on the National Trust website declares that in 2006, the Cornwall and West Devon mining landscape achieved World Heritage Status recognized by UNESCO  ...
2019-07-05 08:00

Murder in the Paleolithic? Proof of Ancient Homicide Deduced By Forensic Archaeology A paper published today has concluded that the 33,000 year old remains of a man excavated in a cave in South Transylvania are of the victim of a bloody and murderous attack.  ...
2019-07-05 08:00

Writers Who Worked on Idris Elba Play Say They Have Been Erased Two British playwrights said their work on “Tree,” a new work that will premiere at the Manchester International Festival, was not properly acknowledged....
2019-07-04 23:16

What Went Wrong? The Real Story of the Battle of Thermopylae In 480 BC, an enormous Persian army under the chief command of Emperor Xerxes (son of Darius the Great) campaigned against Thessaly in central Greece. Mainly they fought against the southern mostly democratic and independent city/states. The army num...
2019-07-04 19:48

Macuahuitl: Aztec Wooden ‘Paddles’ Are Obsidian Swords, Sharper Than Steel The Spanish conquerors of the 16th century were met by the sophisticated Aztec culture when they first landed on the shores of Mexico.  ...
2019-07-04 19:00

Russian Billionaire Continues the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence It hasn’t been widely publicized, but the most extensive search for extraterrestrial intelligence ever undertaken has been up and running for more than four years. Breakthrough Listen is a 10-year, $100 million space scanning project sponsored the Be...
2019-07-04 19:00

Bud Selig: By the Book The former baseball commissioner, whose new memoir is “For the Good of the Game,” was a voracious childhood reader, “mostly about sports,” and especially “novels about the Brooklyn Dodgers.”...
2019-07-04 17:16

As BTS’s Reach Expands, an Army of Dedicated K-Pop Translators Grows The fans who devote their time to interpreting lyrics, tweets and interviews for listeners who don’t speak Korean are hard-working, passionate and unpaid....
2019-07-04 17:16

3,000-Year-Old Phoenician Shell-Dye Factory Linked With The Temple Shards of Phoenician pottery excavated fifty years ago from an archeological dig in Tel Shikmona located south of Haifa, in Israel ...
2019-07-04 05:32

Fresh Light Illuminates Brilliant Medieval Fresco Incarcerated For Centuries in Rome A letter from 1965 alerted a curious historian to the existence of an interesting painting that was hidden in one of Rome’s many churches.  ...
2019-07-04 05:32

The Rosslyn Chapel Carvings: Facts, Mysteries, and Conspiracies The exquisite carvings of Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland are among the best in Europe and portray scenes not found in any other 15th century chapel. Much of the mystery and intrigue surrounding this site is connected with the unique carvings. Rosslyn Cha...
2019-07-04 05:32

Archaeologists Believe 3200-Year-Old Hittite Temple Was a Functioning Lunisolar Calendar Yazılıkaya is a 3,200-year-old building that was known to have been central in religious ceremonies in the capital city of the ancient Hittite Empire, but according to a new scientific theory, it might have served as a working calendar and a sacred c...
2019-07-04 05:32

DNA Shows Biblical Philistines Came From Europe New research on Philistine DNA reveals that the Biblical enemies of the Israelites were newcomers to the region in the 12th century BC. Where did they come from? Their genes suggest Southern Europe. ...
2019-07-04 05:32

From 1860s Strife to ’60s Pop Art to Today’s Runways, Unforgettable Images Three shows and one new book vividly illustrate how photography and art can capture the moment, whether it’s men going to the moon or models striding a catwalk....
2019-07-04 01:32

Spiro Malas, Dependable Bass and a ‘Most Happy Fella,’ Dies at 86 Mr. Malas’s resonant voice and sly comic timing served him well in numerous secondary roles. A starring role, and acclaim, came late in his career on Broadway....
2019-07-04 01:32

UN cultural agency removes birthplace of Jesus from its list of heritage sites in danger The United Nations’ cultural agency announced on Tuesday that it was removing the place that is officially recognized as the Birthplace of Jesus, from its List of World Heritage in Danger – crediting extensive restorative work on Bethlehem’s Nativity...
2019-07-03 09:00

Can You Name the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World are seven awe-inspiring monuments of classical antiquity that reflect the skill and ingenuity of their creators. The list, comprised by ancient Greek historians, covers only the monuments of the Mediterranean an...
2019-07-03 00:48

Lewis Chessman Bought for £5 Sells at Auction for £735,000 In the early 1800s, an ancient treasure washed up on the Isle of Lewis in westernmost Scotland – 78 ornately-carved chess pieces made from walrus ivory dating back to the 12th century.   ...
2019-07-03 00:48

1500-Year-old Concealed ‘Font Within A Font’ Found At Jesus’ Birthplace A remarkable find has been announced at the Church of the Nativity, which Christians believe marks the location of Jesus Christ’s birthplace. ...
2019-07-03 00:48

‘Stranger Things’ Is Back. Here’s Where We Left Off in Season 2. The Upside Down was sealed, but Hawkins clearly isn’t out of the woods yet. If you’re a little fuzzy on the difference between a Demogorgon and a demodog, read on....
2019-07-02 23:32

France returns stolen ancient artifacts to Pakistan France returned more than 400 stolen artifacts to the government of Pakistan on Tuesday, including ancient busts, vases, urns and goblets, some dating to the second and third millennia B.C....
2019-07-02 21:48

Savion Glover, Listening to the Sound of His Own Searching “There’s always new rules to establish, a new understanding for others to get hip to,” said the master tapper, who has a new show at the Joyce Theater....
2019-07-02 21:16

A Quarry Is Actually A 3D Map Of The Ancient Egyptian Underworld, Suggests Polish Scientist Ancient Egyptians are well known for their creation of vast architectural structures which penetrate the skies and each one required a thorough understanding of the universal dynamics of breadth, width, and height. ...
2019-07-02 15:48

Want Kids to Learn the Joy of Reading? Barbershops and Laundromats Can Help A movement supported by nonprofit groups and libraries is creating literary spaces in places where children find themselves with time on their hands....
2019-07-02 11:32

The Cwezi: Ancient Race of Mystical People and the Modern-Day Cwezi Cult Accused of Black Magic The Bachwezi people, who are also known as the Ancient Cwezi or Chwezi, were a group of people who legends say ruled the Empire of Kitara (Empire of the Sun) ...
2019-07-02 09:48

The Cosmic Scorpion Evident in Ancient Cultures Scorpions have inhabited the Earth for over 400 million years. They were one of the first seabed evolved creatures to climb out of oceans onto land. Although older than the dinosaurs and despite many species, there has been small change to their basi...
2019-07-02 09:48

The Maasai Legend Behind Ancient Hominin Footprints in Tanzania In 1976 paleoanthropologist Mary Leakey and other scientists reported that they’d found ancient hominin footprints at a site in Laetoli, northeastern Tanzania.  ...
2019-07-02 09:48

The Khachkar Stones of Noratus and a Peculiar Resistance of the Invasion of Tamerlane The ancient village of Noratus, in the Gegharkunik region of Armenia, is a hidden gem with a number of historical monuments. ...
2019-07-02 09:48

Antarctica’s Hidden Mountains Revealed Antarctica has been covered with ice for thousands of years, and only recently have we been able to fully identify its underlying features.  ...
2019-07-02 09:48

Glastonbury: Supporting Stormzy's headline set As Stormzy delivered his acclaimed headline performance at Friday's Festival, interpreter Tara Asher who specialises in signing grime music was working alongside him. ....
2019-07-01 14:00

The Zapotecs of Monte Alban - The First Civilization in Western Mexico? In the central valleys of the Mexican state of Oaxaca lie stone ruins centered around an artificially leveled hill. It is now a famous tourist destination as well as a major archaeological site. Although it has cultural significance today, it has ver...
2019-07-01 04:48

The Ancient Maya Apparition Who Showed the Way to Xunantunich The ancient Maya civilization was one of the most remarkable of all the many Mesoamerican cultures, not only because they wrote books and were lovers of chocolate, but also because many of their ruins and temples are still being discovered.  ...
2019-07-01 04:48

The Younger Dryas Impact Debate - Is It Settled Yet? Asteroid Day this year, 30th June 2019, is exactly 111 years after the Tunguska impact event in Siberia, which destroyed an area of pristine forest the size of Tokyo. With blasted and burnt tree trunks leveled and stripped bare over such a vast area,...
2019-06-30 13:48

1,000 Years of Archaeology Emerges from Virgin Hotel Site in Edinburgh Delaying Branson's Plans Sir Richard Branson’s first Virgin Hotel in the UK, which is being constructed in Edinburgh, will be delivered a year late. This is due to archaeologists uncovering 1000 years of artifacts at the site – artifacts which are providing new insights abou...
2019-06-30 13:48

‘I Was Done With All the Silences’: How an Academic Got Personal in ‘Notes to Self’ Emilie Pine talks about her remarkably frank essay collection, a best seller in Ireland that confronts infertility, sexual violence and other taboos....
2019-06-30 13:16

Hundreds of Mummies Found Buried Around the World’s Oldest Pyramid An amazing cache of mummies has been found in Egypt near one of the world’s oldest pyramids. Polish archaeologists discovered several hundred of them at the site. The unearthing of the mummified bodies is expected to help researchers better understan...
2019-06-30 05:01

Peering Deeply into the Hydrogen Atom for the First Time in History A few decades ago, who would have imagined that we’d be able to photograph a hydrogen atom? Given what we know about quantum mechanics, the whole concept would have been dismissed as absurd. But in that creative nexus where science and technology mer...
2019-06-30 05:01

Rio’s Christ the Redeemer Statue Survives Despite Lightning Strikes Perhaps the best-known landmark in the vast country of Brazil is the colossal statue, ‘Christ the Redeemer’. At 125 feet high, it continues to stand tall despite the fact that it has been struck by lightning multiple times.  ...
2019-06-30 05:01

Into the Drink! Roman Shipwreck Stocked with Amphorae Found Near Cyprus A ship that has lain at the bottom of the Eastern Mediterranean for about 2000 years has been found by marine archaeologists according to the Department of Antiquities of the Republic of Cyprus. The Roman shipwreck was found off the coast of Cyprus a...
2019-06-29 20:32

4,000-Year-Old Burial Revealed on Welsh Island Linked to Mysterious Druid Sorcerers Excavations are underway on the 4,000-year-old Bronze Age burial cairn known as ‘Bryn Celli Ddu Bach’ on the British island of Anglesey, located off the north coast of Wales. Anglesey is famous for its association with the Druids, a mysterious order ...
2019-06-29 12:48

Barbara Hunt McLanahan, Influential Arts Administrator, Dies at 55 She championed emerging artists and, as executive director of the Children’s Museum of the Arts, sought to make art available to all types of youngsters....
2019-06-29 02:48

From Schizophrenia to Megalomania, Three New Books on Mental Illness A short list of books includes a personal memoir about a family’s struggle with schizophrenia, a history of psychiatry and an exploration of how tyrants think....
2019-06-28 23:32

Grave Goods Demand Gender Roles In Viking History To Be Rewritten. Or Do They? A Norwegian archaeologist, Marianne Moen, is making the big claim 'the past’ is incorrectly interpreted and that Viking Norway men’s and women’s cultural roles were similar. But not everyone agrees. ...
2019-06-28 23:32

3,400 Year-old Palace From a Mysterious Civilization Revealed by Drought Archaeologists are hailing, as very important, the dramatic discovery of a Bronze Age Palace. It was revealed as the waters of a reservoir fell because of a severe drought in Iraq.  ...
2019-06-28 23:32

The Mystery of Mount Heredom, Masonic Seat of Scotland Every country in the world has a handful of mountains which demand central roles in tales of lost treasures and mysteries of a supernatural nature, but only Scotland can claim to have a mountain so magical that not only was it mentioned in the Bible,...
2019-06-28 18:48

13 Artists Reflect on the Stonewall Riots 50 years ago, the Stonewall Inn became the center of the gay rights movement after a series of riots broke out. Its influence on these artists still reverberates....
2019-06-28 16:48

For Ronald K. Brown, ‘Grace’ Endures and Brings ‘Mercy’ Bard SummerScape is honoring the choreographer’s 20-year-old “Grace” with live music — and a new collaboration with the musician Meshell Ndegeocello....
2019-06-28 16:32

3,000-Year-Old Egyptian God Whips Up A Sand Storm Of Legal Battles On July 4th, Christie’s auction house in London will sell a rare 3,000 years old, , statue of the young pharaoh Tutankhamun’s head, portrayed as the god Amun, which according to Christie’s listing “exudes strength and serenity”.  ...
2019-06-28 15:48

Caravaggio painting found in French attic sold to mystery foreign buyer A mystery foreign buyer has snapped up a painting by Italian master Caravaggio that was discovered five years ago in a French attic before it could be sold at auction, the auction house said on Tuesday....
2019-06-28 05:00

The Strange Story of the Black Prince of Canterbury Visitors can find the tomb of Edward of Woodstock, also known as the Black Prince, in the famous Canterbury cathedral. The 14th Century prince was the eldest son of King Edward III and Philippa of Hainault, but some may question why he’s laid to rest...
2019-06-28 02:01

First Giant Bird Found In Europe Lived Alongside Early Humans Experts in Crimea have found a fossil of a gigantic bird, that lived some 1.6 to 1.8 million years ago. The find demonstrates that giant birds once made their home in Europe and reveals for the first time that they lived north of the equator. ...
2019-06-28 02:01

Birds in the Ancient World: Messengers of Omens and Auguries Translators regularly face the problem that the words and expressions of one language do not always translate exactly into those of another.  ...
2019-06-27 23:48

Thanatographia Imago Mortis: The History of Futuristic Forensics Science fiction and laymen’s superstitions abound with the concept that the image of the killer is embedded in the retina of the victim.  ...
2019-06-27 23:48

Firefighters in Arizona Make Dramatic Rescue of 1,000-Year-Old ‘Medusa Mother Tree’ Firefighters in the American state of Arizona had a very different rescue mission on their hands - in order to save not people but a historic tree in a national park.  ...
2019-06-27 23:48

Researchers Discover Ancient “Weapon Making Site” Near Skeleton of Woolly Mammoth Evidence found on an Arctic island shows how 10,000 or more years ago people carved sharp slices off tusks to use for killing and cutting. Palaeontologists made the exceptionally rare discovery on Kotelny Island part of the New Siberian archipelago. ...
2019-06-27 23:48

NASA Telescope Discovers More than 2,600 New Alien Planets On March 7, 2009, NASA launched the Kepler space telescope into orbit around the Sun. Outside the Earth’s atmosphere, it would be free to peer deeply into a cross-section of our galaxy in search of new planets orbiting other stars. ...
2019-06-27 23:48

Ingenious Pre-Incan Hydrologic System Could Stabilize Modern Water Supply in Peru The coastal region of Peru has one of the world’s least reliable water supplies, which dwindles dramatically during its dry season, meaning Lima especially struggles to supply water to its growing population.  ...
2019-06-27 23:48

Enheduanna: High Priestess of the Moon and the First Known Author The ancient Sumerian poet Enheduanna has a unique claim to fame: she was the first author in the world known by name. While there were previous instances of poems and stories written down, Enheduanna was the first to sign a name to her work. And what...
2019-06-27 23:48

Following the Footsteps of the Ancestors: The Walkabout Coming of Age Ceremony Australia has been inhabited for more than 50,000 years and the Aboriginal people have a complex and fascinating spiritual life.  ...
2019-06-27 23:48

The Ancient Admiration of Birds: Flamingos as Masterpieces of Art and Food In the ancient past, relationships between humans and animals were stricter than today and included the sphere of the imaginary and the sacred. ...
2019-06-27 23:48

Cursing of Coprnice: The Good and Evil of Croatian Folklore There have been many legends that survived through Croatian history. Some were spread worldwide, and some remain unknown. One of these lesser known legends is the myth of Coprnice. ...
2019-06-27 23:48

Are Scientists Set to Discover Life Beneath Europa’s Underground Ocean? Europa is one of Jupiter’s 79 moons. It is one of four large moons that revolve around the planet, and is slightly smaller in size than our moon. Europa was discovered in 1610 by Galileo Galilei, and has the distinction of being the first moon found ...
2019-06-27 23:48

Race Against Time and Tide To Rescue Trove of Treasures At Siberian Atlantis Unique necropoli in the remote republic of Tuva, with more than a hundred undisturbed burials from the Bronze Age to the time of Genghis Khan, immerge eerily from under the water only once a year. ...
2019-06-27 23:48

Eden Revisited: The Sumerian Version Sumer, in Mesopotamia, was called ‘the land of civilized kings’. It reached its peak around 6,500 years ago when it had the distinction of being a very advanced civilization with a sophisticated written language, magnificent architecture for the time...
2019-06-27 23:48

Baffling 3,000-year-old Out of Place Mace Head Found in Poland An amateur Polish archaeologist has made an astonishing discovery that is 3,000 years old - he unearthed a Bronze Age mace head.  ...
2019-06-27 23:48

Melting Stone With Plants: Was the Mythical 'Green Chisel' A Real Ancient Tool? Archaeology is not an exact science. It is full of doubts, uncertainties, surprises, and unanswered questions. One of its unsolved mysteries concerns the methods of ancient stonework, which is lost in the mists of time. ...
2019-06-27 23:48

The Yin Yang Symbol: A Philosophy of Chaos and Harmony The complementary nature of Yin and Yang are perhaps best illustrated by the iconic black-and-white yin-yang symbol. Yet, the philosophy behind the concept can apply to many things. The ancient symbol has been a foundational aspect of Chinese philoso...
2019-06-27 23:48

Wooden Arm Found in Roman Well in England Is a Real Oddity Archaeologists in England have made an unusual discovery in a Roman well. They found a wooden arm at the bottom that is remarkably well-preserved and remarkably skillfully carved.  ...
2019-06-27 23:48

DNA Study Suggests Early Neanderthals Had Europe As Their Homebase The Neanderthal story began around 430,000 years ago and (mostly) ended with their demise about 40,000 years ago. They left their mark in Europe and central Asia and on the genes of many people today, and over the years scientists have accumulated a ...
2019-06-27 23:48

What Made Humans 'The Fat Primate'? (It’s Far Deeper Than Diet) Blame junk food or a lack of exercise. But long before the modern obesity epidemic, evolution made us fat too. "We're the fat primates," said Devi Swain-Lenz, a postdoctoral associate in biology at Duke University. ...
2019-06-27 23:48

He Was a Famed Novelist of America’s Underclass. What Happened? “Never a Lovely So Real,” a biography of Nelson Algren by Colin Asher, captures the human drama and literary achievement of a writer once considered among America’s greatest....
2019-06-27 21:00

MoMA PS1 Looks to Moscow to Hire New Director Kate Fowle brings her cultural expertise to Queens from the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Russia. She succeeds Klaus Biesenbach, who departed in October....
2019-06-27 21:00

What to See in New York Art Galleries Right Now Steven Parrino’s dark monochromes; Brice Marden’s Cold Mountain drawings; Neo Rauch’s surrealistic sketches; and out-of-this-world jewelry in ‘Non-Stick Nostalgia.’...
2019-06-27 21:00

‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ Star Beth Chapman Dies at 51 Alongside her husband, Ms. Chapman starred in the reality show “Dog the Bounty Hunter,” an eight-season hit for A&E. Her battle with cancer was the subject of a two-hour special....
2019-06-27 21:00

By the Book: Greg Iles The author, most recently, of the novel “Cemetery Road,” finds electronic books easier on his eyes these days: “I still love the scent and feel of ink and paper, but — we do what we must.”...
2019-06-27 21:00

How Audra McDonald and Michael Shannon Got Intimate To make the actors comfortable, the director of “Frankie and Johnny” brought in an expert in staging sex scenes — Broadway’s first, and certainly not its last....
2019-06-27 21:00

UN chief praises impact of Palestine refugee agency as ‘our common success’, at key pledging conference The work of the UN body responsible for assisting Palestine refugees, UNRWA, which has allowed millions of children to receive an education that promotes UN values of human rights and tolerance, as well as democracy and conflict resolution, should be...
2019-06-27 18:48

El Tajín, The Lost City of a Mysterious People In recent decades many lost cities have been uncovered by archaeologists or explorers. One of the most mysterious is the ancient city of El Tajín in the state of Veracruz, Mexico.  ...
2019-06-24 00:32

Review: A ‘Stonewall’ Opera Reflects the Diversity of Queer History New York City Opera has commissioned a new work for the 50th anniversary of the riots that have come to signify the birth of the gay rights movement....
2019-06-23 23:16

Rival in UK PM race calls on frontrunner Johnson to answer 'difficult questions' The frontrunner to be Britain's next prime minister, Boris Johnson, came under renewed pressure on Sunday to explain the circumstances of a late-night row between him and girlfriend that led to the police being called to their home....
2019-06-23 22:16

9 Reasons for the Tragic Highlander Deaths in the Battle of Culloden There have been countless significant battles throughout history. Some of them have become infamous – from the Battle of Passchendaele during WWI to the Battle of Hastings in 1066 ...
2019-06-23 20:16

Playing God in the Laboratory: The Particle That Lead to Discovery of New Form of Matter Subatomic particles are a gateway into a world of mystery and uncertainty. In this fuzzy land, our usual assumptions about matter and energy are turned upside down. At this level, the laws of physics begin to change and matter as we know it ceases to...
2019-06-23 17:00

Crusader King Died Because He Refused to Eat His Greens A French sleuth may have solved the mystery of the death of France's famed King Louis IX, better known as Saint Louis. ...
2019-06-23 16:16

Johnson's domestic dispute fuels debate in Britain over his PM credentials Reports of a heated late-night row between Boris Johnson and his girlfriend sparked a debate on Sunday about whether it would hurt his campaign to be Britain's next prime minister and the front-runner's suitability for the job....
2019-06-23 14:32

The Great Pyramid Experiment: Exploring Infrasound Technology Use By The Ancients In part one of this article we saw how there is compelling evidence to suggest that the ancient Egyptians of the Pyramid age incorporated sound technology into the design of Giza’s Great Pyramid.  ...
2019-06-23 00:16

Ossuary of James the Just: The First Archaeological Evidence of the Existence of Jesus of Nazareth? The Ossuary of James was the archaeological find that triggered the most sensational cover up of the 21st century. ...
2019-06-23 00:16

Ongoing Dispatches from the First Man-Made Object to Leave Our Solar System On September 5, 1977, NASA launched Voyager 1, a small 700 kg space probe with a special mission: to boldly go where no one or no thing has gone before. The Voyager 1 was designed to explore the outer edges of our solar system and beyond, and it has ...
2019-06-22 19:48

Satanic Plaque and Altar Unearthed in The Queen’s Holyrood Park in Scotland In a secluded area of The Queen’s Holyrood Park in Edinburgh, Scotland, archaeologists have unearthed two mysterious objects, including a metal plaque depicting an upside-down pentagram with a horned beast in the center – most likely the demonic enti...
2019-06-22 14:16

When Children Came out to Play: Ancient Toys and Games The main halls and secured vaults of museums around the world are loaded with vast arrays of grotesque antique weapons, golden lined velvet robes, ceremonial swords and crowns, jewel encrusted scepters and other adult treasures and artifacts.  ...
2019-06-22 07:00

Small Drop In Fertility Rate May Have Led To Neanderthal Extinction Sapiens be warned, the life of a population is fragile! After decades of speculation about Neanderthals being wiped out by our ancestors, a new scientific study suggests that Neanderthal extinction might have been due to a ‘slight drop in their ferti...
2019-06-22 02:32

6 Spectacular Summer Solstice Celebrations Around the World With the sun shining high, the summer solstice, aka the longest day of the year, is a day for celebration for many people around the world. For people living north of the equator, Friday, June 21 is the longest day and shortest night of 2019. ...
2019-06-22 02:32

The Great Pyramid Experiment: Measuring the Sonic Capabilities of the Dead-end Passage The exact functions of the Great Pyramid’s interior chambers remain a complete mystery. It has always been assumed that the monument’s King’s Chamber, Queen’s Chamber, and the Subterranean Chamber were all designed with funerary considerations in min...
2019-06-21 18:00

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei turns to opera with 'Turandot' Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, known for his politically charged contemporary works, will try his hand at opera by directing "Turandot", which is set in his homeland....
2019-06-21 15:16

A Novel That Explores the Silencing of Palestinian Trauma In his latest book, “Children of the Ghetto,” Elias Khoury explores the ways an original trauma of dislocation and death has shaped Palestinian identity....
2019-06-21 12:48

Kate Atkinson’s Quirky Detective, Jackson Brodie, Makes His Return Her latest novel, “Big Sky,” leads off Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column. Rounding out the group: a Japanese puzzle mystery and Gothic and summer resort thrillers....
2019-06-21 12:48

The Daughters of the Confederacy Who Turned Their Heritage to Political Ends “Sisters and Rebels” by Jacquelyn Dowd Hall delivers a nuanced portrait of the Lumpkin sisters, who responded to their Southern family history in powerful and public ways....
2019-06-21 12:48

Saving Girls From Sexual Slavery in San Francisco’s Chinatown “The White Devil’s Daughters,” by Julia Flynn Siler, recounts the story of the crusading women (and a few men) who helped rescue thousands of young Chinese slaves between the 1870s and the 1930s....
2019-06-21 12:48

Great New Picture Books That Teach, Without Preaching Sometimes kids need stories about the stuff they know already: how — and why — to hold hands. How — and why — to read books. How to be a good friend....
2019-06-21 12:48

‘I Just Had to Do My Emotional Homework’: How a 30-Year-Old Wrote a Family Saga Claire Lombardo, whose debut novel “The Most Fun We Ever Had” follows a family shaken by secrets, talks about shifting from social work to fiction and how she wrote about what she doesn’t know....
2019-06-21 12:48

Archeological Mystery Solved with Modern Genetics: Y Chromosomes Reveal Population Boom and Bust in Ancient Japan The current thinking on the origins of the Japanese population holds that the original inhabitants, the Jomon people, were met about 2,500 years ago by a separate group coming mainly from the Korean Peninsula, the Yayoi people. However, the archaeolo...
2019-06-21 11:00

Have Japanese Ornithologists Cracked the Mystery of the Nazca Lines? The Nazca Lines are among the most mysterious archaeological sites in all of Latin America. However, a team of Japanese experts has published a study claiming the bird images have been wrongly classified for years, and their reclassification has led ...
2019-06-21 11:00

Discovery of Lead Sarcophagus Surprises Spanish Archaeologists Spanish archaeologists working in the downtown of Granada were going about routine excavations in a historic building in preparation for underground work at the site. They never expected to find this lead sarcophagus. ...
2019-06-21 11:00

Varangian Guard: Bodyguards and Berserkers of the Byzantine Empire The tale of the Varangians continues in its prime in the form of the Varangian Guard, a prominent and selective Byzantine army arising in the tenth century. Composed of the Scandinavian marauders in the beginning, the Varangian Guard survived until t...
2019-06-21 11:00

Evidence of Major Cataclysm on Mars Which Would Have Destroyed any Life Analysis of data collected by the Mars Curiosity Rover revealed evidence of a past cataclysmic event that would have ended all life on the surface of the red planet. The event could have involved intense volcanic activity, or been the result of a mas...
2019-06-21 11:00

Jim Pike, 82, Co-Founder and Lead Singer of the Lettermen, Is Dead Known for their lush harmonies, the trio was one of a raft of clean-cut male vocal groups that climbed the charts with folk and pop ballads in the 1960s....
2019-06-21 06:16

Van Gogh Painted Many ‘Sunflowers.’ But How Different Are They? Should they be considered copies, independent artworks or something in between? An extensive international research project has just released its findings....
2019-06-20 19:32

Trailblazing Editor Elaine Welteroth Has Written a Book — and It’s a Hit “More Than Enough,” a memoir from the “Project Runway” judge and former Teen Vogue editor in chief, debuts on the nonfiction list this week at No. 11....
2019-06-20 19:32

Ava DuVernay: Real People Aren’t Seeing Most Movies For our project on the future of movies, the director has harsh words for the industry. A theater “is not the reality of most people’s experience with film.”...
2019-06-20 19:32

Jason Blum: This Is the Biggest Shift in Hollywood History For our project on the future of movies, the producer foresees his horror films living on in theaters, but something like his Oscar-winning “Whiplash”? Nope....
2019-06-20 19:32

10 Sensational Sunken Kingdoms: Atlantis’ Companions Beneath the Waves Some of the most exciting archaeological discoveries and mysteries are the ones involving the ancient ruins of kingdoms lost beneath the waves.  ...
2019-06-20 17:32

The Rise and Fall of Shaman Queens of the East The word ‘shaman’ conjures up images of Native American medicine men smoking peace pipes, dancing in a trance to drumming around a fire or African sangomas, adorned with leopard skin, throwing dollose bones and shells to divine and drinking beer from...
2019-06-20 12:32

The Real History of the Romani People and the Misnomer of Gypsies Colloquially, and rather insultingly, known as 'gypsies', the history and culture of the Romani people is surrounded by stereotypes and misnomers, none more damningly pervasive than Esméralda from the Hunchback of Notre Dame.  ...
2019-06-20 01:32

Was Mary Magdalene Destined To Be the First Pope? New evidence has recently been uncovered and it implies that Mary Magdalene was the likely successor of Jesus. The importance of Mary Magdalene has always been accepted because she was the principal disciple at the tomb in all of the four gospels and...
2019-06-20 01:32

DNA Sequencing Microchip Could Detect Earth-Like Life on Mars Conditions on Mars are harsh. Its atmosphere is made up mostly of carbon dioxide and is 100 times thinner than Earth’s. Temperatures on the surface can plummet to minus-126 degrees Celsius. But the environment below the Martian surface may be similar...
2019-06-20 01:32

Prehistoric Well Uncovered At Ancient Hillfort Might Be A Time Capsule Of Archaeological Gold An ancient fresh water well with elaborate spiraling stone steps has been re-discovered on one of Scotland’s most mythologized mountain peaks near Aberdeen, and archaeologists were keen to peer into its ‘blocked’ chamber of secrets. ...
2019-06-20 01:32

Aleksandar Hemon Fits Two Memoirs Into One New Volume “My Parents: An Introduction” and “This Does Not Belong to You” are two memoirs in one volume, covering Hemon’s youth in Yugoslavia and his parents’ immigration to Canada....
2019-06-19 21:48

That Glitchy Music Video on YouTube? It’s Getting an Upgrade The streaming service and Universal Music Group have teamed up to revamp more than 1,000 videos from artists including Lady Gaga, Tom Petty, Billy Idol and the Spice Girls....
2019-06-19 20:32

Pistol that Van Gogh used to shoot himself sells for $145,000 The gun Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have used to commit suicide in France in 1890, shooting himself in the chest after years of mental anguish, sold for 130,000 euros ($145,700) at auction in Paris on Wednesday....
2019-06-19 18:48

Maya Gateway to the World Below: Balankanchè Cave, Throne of the Tiger Priest Caves are central to the cosmologies of many world cultures, used by humans from the dawn of time. ...
2019-06-19 15:16

Mozart’s Rival Returns to La Scala in a Double Bill With Puccini In a project by the house’s academy, Antonio Salieri’s opera “Prima la Musica e Poi le Parole” will be staged with Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Gianni Schicchi.”...
2019-06-19 13:16

Can a Kung Fu Musical Get (Way) Off the Ground? “Dragon Spring Phoenix Rise,” the unlikely offspring of a Chinese-American opera impresario and the writers of “Kung Fu Panda” — with songs by Sia — aims to show just how high the Shed can fly....
2019-06-19 13:16

Revelations From Çatalhöyük: A 9,000-year-old Community With Modern Urban Problems Some 9,000 years ago, residents of one of the world's first large farming communities were also among the first humans to experience some of the perils of modern urban living. ...
2019-06-18 23:00

Marine Archaeologists Drain Sea To Investigate Underwater Building At Salamis Ruins The Greek Ministry of Culture has announced a major discovery by marine archaeologists off the island of Salamis. It has been revealed that divers and researchers have found a monumental structure or building. ...
2019-06-18 23:00

Enki: The Epic Mesopotamian Water God Who Saved Humanity In the belief system of the Sumerians, Enki (known also as Ea by the Akkadians and Babylonians) was regarded to be one of the most important deities. Originally Enki was worshipped as a god of fresh water and served as the patron deity of the city of...
2019-06-18 23:00

Water on Mars Provides Hope for Human Habitation The first sample of dust and soil analysed by NASA’s Curiosity Mars Rover in August 2012 was found to contain a substantial amount of water. This discovery provided new hope that a manned mission to Mars would be able to succeed. Scientists have conf...
2019-06-18 23:00

Ancient Ancestors Made A Large and Deliberate Migration to Australia The size of the first population of people needed to arrive, survive, and thrive in what is now Australia is revealed in two studies published on June 17. ...
2019-06-18 23:00

Asking Artists, What Do You Need? The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council has a new artistic leader, Lili Chopra, who sees the needs of the city and the needs of artists as complementary. Her first River to River Festival is this week....
2019-06-18 19:48

Tom Hanks on the Pleasures and Perils of Voicing Woody The actor says he had to turn his back as he was working on the end of “Toy Story 4.” “I don’t think I could’ve done the last few recording sessions the other way.”...
2019-06-18 19:48

Review: ‘A Strange Loop’ Is a Self-Portrait in a Hall of Mirrors Michael R. Jackson’s gutsy, exasperated musical is set within the mind of a black, queer man who’s writing a musical about a black, queer man who’s writing a musical …...
2019-06-18 06:48

The Magical Message of Merlin Versus Modern Materialism Approaching a subject such as lore about Merlin the Magician is to engage an old, old story that has been cast in poetry, history, music, art, and literature.  ...
2019-06-18 06:32

Were These Ancient Egyptian Mummies Chemical Or Natural Blondes? Egyptian noblewoman Tjuyu and her husband Yuya were important figures in Amenhotep III’s court and she is believed to have died in 1375 BC. Most widely known as being the great-grandmother of legendary pharaoh Tutankhamun, ...
2019-06-18 01:32

Boudicca: The Celtic Queen Who Unleashed Fury on the Romans Boudicca’s name has been remembered through history as the courageous warrior queen who fought for freedom from oppression, for herself, and all the Celtic tribes of Britain. ...
2019-06-18 01:32

Resurrecting the Ancient Israelites From the Valley of Dry Bones The Vision of the Valley of Dry Bones prophecy is one of the most powerful prophecies of the prophet Ezekiel. In this vision, Ezekiel finds himself in a valley full of dry human bones of Israelite origins. He is asked to revive them, bring them hope,...
2019-06-18 01:32

Charles Reich, Who Saw ‘The Greening of America,’ Dies at 91 He was a Yale Law School professor when he embraced the counterculture in a 1970 book that became a best seller and brought him rock-star-level fame....
2019-06-18 00:32

‘Oh! Calcutta!’ at 50: Still Naked After All These Years John Lennon and Sam Shepard wrote sketches. The cast was unclothed. And it went on to a two-decade Broadway run. An oral history of one of theater’s unlikeliest hits....
2019-06-18 00:32

Sotheby’s Auction House to Be Taken Private in $3.7 Billion Sale Patrick Drahi’s acquisition of the auction house, which has struggled to turn a profit recently, will return it to private ownership after 31 years of being publicly traded....
2019-06-17 17:16

Brexit Bill Threat Continues England’s Ancient History of Debt Defaults Boris Johnson’s threat to withhold payment of the UK’s £39 billion Brexit divorce bill until the EU gives Britain better exit terms has been the source of much debate over whether or not it constitutes a sovereign debt default. ...
2019-06-17 15:32

Acoustic Levitation: Floating on a Wave of Sound Experiments in sound or acoustic levitation are common and ongoing. Dozens of researchers have managed to use sound waves to levitate and move tiny particles and liquid droplets. Multiple vibrating plates are used to create different frequencies and ...
2019-06-17 07:48

Burned Down Colonial Tavern that May Have Doubled as a Brothel Found in North Carolina Archaeologists examining a recently discovered colonial tavern in eastern North Carolina were stunned to discover that when the 18th Century building burned to the ground a “treasure trove of merchandise” was trapped beneath the charred floorboards, ...
2019-06-17 07:48

Silence is Golden: Ancient Monks Couldn’t Even Find Peace and Quiet In our contemporary world, noise pollution has reached dangerous levels. But even in what many reminisce as “quieter times” in the “more peaceful” past people were still searching out silence and space to reflect.  ...
2019-06-17 07:48

Marin Alsop Raises the Baton for Women Conductors “The great thing about the last two years is I feel empowered to speak out even further. Now I feel like I have company, and that there’s a safety net.”...
2019-06-17 06:16

Scholars Get Closer to Words of Buddha as They Unravel Oldest Buddhist Scrolls in the World The oldest Buddhist scrolls ever discovered were made on birch bark and spent two millennia folded in clay pots, in a cave, situated along the northern border of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and now they’re bringing team of researchers “close, very clos...
2019-06-16 12:48

Teleportation: Will Quantum Physics Make Star Trek Tech a Success? Most of us have seen the science fiction series Star Trek and are familiar with their concept of teleportation, in which characters are ‘beamed’ off the ship to another spacecraft or to the surface of a planet. While Star Trek is just a TV show, some...
2019-06-16 11:32

Mysterious Megalithic Monument Found at Carrowmore is Unlike Anything Seen in Ireland In Ireland, archaeologists have found a remarkable monument in the heart of the extensive Stone Age complex of Carrowmore Megalithic Cemetery in Sligo.  ...
2019-06-16 11:32

5,000 Years Ago, Ancient Scientists Used Chemical Reactions to Create Pigments in Altai Mountains Scientists have unlocked intriguing 5,000-year-old secrets of prehistoric illustrators behind the stunning artwork of Karakol. These magnificent paintings found in the Altai Mountains show ancient figures with round horns and feathers on their heads....
2019-06-16 11:32

Fort of Castillo San Cristóbal: Built to Defend Against the English, Dutch and Marauding Pirates Puerto Rico is a unique island with stunning scenery as well as a complex history and fascinating culture. ...
2019-06-16 11:32

The Week in Arts: One Ariana Grande, Two Stadiums; Toni Morrison on the Silver Screen The recording artist headlines Madison Square Garden, a play plumbs the gay experience in Uganda and the Nobel Prize-winning novelist anchors a new documentary....
2019-06-15 21:16

Ancient Afghan citadel collapses, cultural heritage sites at risk An ancient tower dating back 2,000 years in the historic Afghan city of Ghazni collapsed this week, local officials said, raising concerns about the vulnerability of the country's cultural heritage and the government's ability to protect them....
2019-06-15 09:16

Archaeology Uncovering the Great Forgetting For 13 days in October of 1962, our civilization was poised on the edge of nuclear destruction. American president John F. Kennedy and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev engaged in a faceoff.  ...
2019-06-15 03:32

Puma Punku: This Ancient Andean Site Keeps Everyone Guessing Puma Punku is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in Bolivia that is steeped in wonder and mystery. The architecture found in the ruins astounds archaeologists and historians and has inspired advanced ancient civilization and ancient alien theories. ...
2019-06-15 03:32

Hi-Tech Levitation Devices Used To “Float” Ancient Egyptian Sphinx In 1913, archaeologists working with the Egyptian Antiquities Service, the Egypt Exploration Fund and the British School of Archaeology, excavated an enormous red-granite sphinx representing the divine power of pharaoh Ramses II from the Temple of th...
2019-06-15 03:32

8,000-year-old Petroglyphs Found in the World’s Biggest Meteor Crater Scientists in South Africa have made an amazing discovery in the globe’s biggest meteor impact crater, the Vredefort Crater. While experts were studying the unique geology of the crater a number of ancient engravings were discovered.  ...
2019-06-15 03:32

Lil’ Buck Sinegal, Noted Louisiana Guitarist, Dies at 75 He worked with Allen Toussaint, Buckwheat Zydeco, Clifton Chenier and more. He has been called “the best guitar slinger South Louisiana has to offer.”...
2019-06-15 03:16

Keith Botsford, Man of Letters and Saul Bellow Associate, Dies at 90 He was an uncontainable writer (novelist, essayist, biographer and more), started magazines with Bellow and died almost a year ago, to little public notice....
2019-06-15 00:16

Civita di Bagnoregio - Italy’s Most Enchanting and Surreal Ancient Town Is Dying Civita di Bagnoregio is a small town located in Viterbo, a province in the central Italian region of Lazio. The town is situated about 120 kilometers (75 miles) to the north of Rome.  ...
2019-06-14 22:16

Picasso, Leger paintings seen fetching millions at London auction Abstract paintings depicting the female form by Pablo Picasso and Fernand Leger are expected to fetch tens of millions of dollars at auction when they go under the hammer next week, according to Christie's auction house....
2019-06-14 17:32

Quilmes Ruins, Sacred Place of Diaguita People Argentina is a vast country revered for its many natural wonders and beautiful scenery. Less well-known, however, are its historic sites.  ...
2019-06-14 17:16

A Musical Prodigy? Sure, but Don’t Call Her ‘a New Mozart’ At 14, Alma Deutscher is preparing to play the solo parts at Carnegie Hall for the violin and piano concertos she composed herself, when she’s not writing her next opera or climbing a tree....
2019-06-14 16:00

Ancient Origins of the Moon: Was it Once Part of Earth? The origin of the Moon has been a subject of research for many years and theories about its creation abound. Hypotheses vary from non-scientific proposals, such as that the Moon is a spaceship, to the currently favored idea that it was formed more th...
2019-06-14 12:16

Gods of Carthage and The Punic Power House of Baal Hammon and Tanit According to tradition, the city of Carthage was founded in 814 BC by the legendary Queen Dido. The founder of this city was originally a princess from the Phoenician city of Tyre.  ...
2019-06-14 02:32

Ice Age Mammoth, Camelid and Giant Wolf Fossils Found in Mexico Mammoths are among the best-known of all pre-historic animals and they have fascinated scientists and the public for generations. ...
2019-06-14 02:32

When You’ve Seen ‘When They See Us,’ Here’s What to Read These books include ones focused on the Central Park Five and others exploring issues of racism and criminal justice that Netflix’s mini-series raises....
2019-06-13 21:48

‘The Dead Don’t Die’ Review: Zombies Gobbling Up Scraps of Pop Culture Jim Jarmusch’s movie, starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Tilda Swinton and a bunch of other interesting people, respects the genre without committing to it....
2019-06-13 21:48

Bill Wittliff, ‘Lonesome Dove’ Screenwriter and Son of Texas, Dies at 79 His screenplays displayed an affinity for the mythology and history of his native state, and he and his wife started an archive devoted to Texas writers....
2019-06-13 21:48

Vestal Virgins: Powerful Priestesses of Rome’s Sacred Flame In the Res Gestae Divi Augustus (‘The Deeds of the Divine Augustus’), Augustus demonstrates his piety by stating that he was a member of all four major priesthoods in Rome – the Pontifices, Augures, Quindecemviri and Septemviri. There was, however, o...
2019-06-13 19:16

Ancient Chinese Death Rituals Involved Smoking Cannabis Specifically “To Get High” Archaeological evidence gathered at the excavation of ‘eight ancient Chinese tombs’ has finally determined that people were indeed smoking cannabis 2,500 years ago, just to “get high”. ...
2019-06-13 18:48

Mark Ronson, a Party Boy No More, Tries on Melancholy After a Parade of Hits With seven Grammys, an Oscar and a host of megahits under his belt, the D.J.-turned-super-producer returns with “Late Night Feelings,” a more left-field divorce album....
2019-06-13 12:48

Late-Night Hosts Are Afraid to Put Their Faith in Polls Again Surveys suggest President Trump’s in trouble, but as Jimmy Fallon put it: “If you want to know how much these polls matter, just ask President Hillary Clinton.”...
2019-06-13 10:16

Marching to Their Own Beats Watch a portion of Pam Tanowitz’s new dance — her first for an outdoor space — in which all the dancers, including Sara Mearns, have their own timing....
2019-06-13 06:48

Elizabeth Lederer, Prosecutor of Central Park Five, Resigns From Columbia Law Ms. Lederer was portrayed in the Netflix mini-series “When They See Us” as aggressively prosecuting five black and Latino boys for rape despite doubts about their guilt....
2019-06-13 06:48

Gungneyo, the Ranks and Regiment of Women Serving Korean Royalty The smooth running of Korean royal households depended upon the unseen hands of gungneyo; the seamstresses, cooks, chambermaids, water- and firewood bearers and other servants.   ...
2019-06-13 05:32

Eltz Castle: A Majestic Medieval Pile Owned by the Same Family for 800 Years Eltz Castle is a majestic castle situated on the top of a rock within a small wooded valley in Germany. Be it through luck or strategy, the castle has been mostly spared from the ravages of war. Apart from the stunning appearance, another interesting...
2019-06-13 00:16

Diver’s 5,500-Year-Old Discovery Hauls History of Scottish Crannogs Into Question Archaeologists in Scotland have made “astounding discoveries” in a murky loch which finally determines when ancient homes known as crannogs were first used, and it’s thousands of years earlier than previously thought. ...
2019-06-13 00:16

León Viejo, The Lost City of Nicaragua That Emerged From The Ashes After 400 Years The city of León Viejo has been rediscovered and is now open to visitors. The ruins of the city are very important in the history of the Central American nation as it has some of the oldest Spanish colonial buildings to have survived. ...
2019-06-13 00:16

Musicians Mourn the Fiery Destruction of Their Recordings: ‘I Think They Are Gone Forever’ An article in The New York Times Magazine revealed that a 2008 blaze was much more destructive than previously disclosed, leading musicians to speak out....
2019-06-12 21:32

Study Reveals Vandal's Invasion Destroyed Roman's Luxury Diets, And Class System The diets and geographic origins of people living in Portus, the main maritime port of Imperial Rome, have been determined through analysis of human, plant and animal remains, revealing that after the Vandals sacked Rome in AD 455 a quick change in f...
2019-06-12 13:32

Must Farm: Britain's Pompeii Reveals Burning Bronze Age Secrets Dubbed ‘Britain’s Pompeii,’ Must Farm is an amazingly well-preserved Bronze Age site in Cambridgeshire, England. The 3,000-year-old site has made international archaeology news headlines time and again for fantastic discoveries. Tools, housing, and e...
2019-06-12 13:32

Hollywood Reconsiders the Bad Female Boss, With a Generational Twist In projects like “Late Night,” “Little” and “Veep,” the archetype is being used to tell more explicitly feminist tales — and to question power itself....
2019-06-12 10:32

French Wine With a Hint of Rome Revealed By Ancient Grape DNA Seeds of grapes used in the production of wine, found in archaeological sites across Europe, have been genetically tested and tell a story of continuity from ancient Rome until this very day.  ...
2019-06-12 03:32

Does the Greatest Macedonian Rest In the Royal Necropolis at Aigai? Aigai (known today as Vergina) is an archaeological site situated in northern Greece, not far from the city of Thessaloniki. This was the first capital of the ancient kingdom of Macedon.  ...
2019-06-12 00:16

Breakthrough Discovery of DNA in Ancient Water Burials Clearly Identifies Sámi People During the Iron Age, around 300 AD, something extraordinary was initiated in Levänluhta area in Isokyrö, SW Finland. The deceased were buried in a lake, and this ritual was continued for at least 400 years.  ...
2019-06-12 00:16

The Roman Dictator Cincinnatus: Model of an Honest Politician? Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus is a figure from the Early Republican period of Rome’s history. Cincinnatus (a nickname given to him due to his curly hair) was an aristocrat who belonged to the patrician class. His primary job was that of a farmer, thou...
2019-06-12 00:16

The Oriental Magical Practice of Onmyōdō and Its Checkered History The practice of Onmyōdō has a contentious history in Japan and, for reasons that will become clear, was outlawed for some time along with its close cousin, Shugendō (修験道). ...
2019-06-12 00:16

Late-Night Hosts Ponder Trump’s Secret Deal With Mexico Stephen Colbert and others mocked President Trump’s claim that Mexico had agreed to new actions in the immigration deal and that some of them had not yet been revealed....
2019-06-11 11:32

When the World’s Most Famous Mystery Writer Vanished On a cold December night in 1926, Agatha Christie went out in her beloved Morris Crowley roadster and didn’t return home for 11 days. Here’s how her disappearance played out....
2019-06-11 11:32

Child Remains From Tragic Irish Shipwreck Washed Up On Canadian Beach The Canadian government has confirmed that a collection of human remains has been washed up on a beach, belonging to victims of a ship that sunk with a boatload of people fleeing the ravages of the Irish Famine. ...
2019-06-11 04:00

Still Snarling After 40,000 Years, a Giant Pleistocene Wolf Discovered in Yakutia Reports of a the sensational find of head of a toothy beast with its brain intact that has been preserved since prehistoric times in permafrost, have been a delight for archaeologists and the like.  ...
2019-06-11 04:00

Psychic Archaeology Uncovers Lost Structures at Glastonbury ‘The Company of Avalon’ was a group of monks who allegedly directed excavations at Glastonbury Abbey from behind the scenes, so far behind the scenes in fact from the ‘other side’.  ...
2019-06-11 04:00

Cerberus: Legendary Hell Hound of the Underworld In ancient Greek mythology, there exists a three headed dog called Cerberus that guards the entrance to Hades, a misty and gloomy Underworld in which spirits of the dead are permitted to enter but none are allowed to leave. In the ancient world, dogs...
2019-06-11 04:00

Trophy Skulls Provide New Clues In Explaining the Collapse of the Maya Two trophy skulls, recently discovered by archaeologists in the jungles of Belize, may help shed light on the little-understood collapse of the once powerful Classic Maya civilization. ...
2019-06-11 04:00

The Phoenicians: Mysterious Merchant Mariners Whose Inventions Impacted the World Forever The Phoenicians were an ancient people who once ruled the Mediterranean. Despite little being known about them as very few of their inscriptions have survived, their legacy has had an enormous impact on the world, which is still felt today. ...
2019-06-10 17:48

Who Won and What Happened at the 2019 Tony Awards “Hadestown” won eight prizes, including best musical. And Ali Stroker became the first wheelchair user to receive a Tony, for her role in “Oklahoma!”...
2019-06-10 15:48

Ali Stroker Accepts Tony in a Wheelchair, Making History “This award is for every kid who is watching tonight who has a disability, who has a limitation or a challenge,” said Ms. Stroker, who won for her role as Ado Annie in “Oklahoma!.”...
2019-06-10 07:32

Medieval Skull Found Beneath Rothwell Church Shows Violent Blow In a dark crypt that lies beneath an active parish church in England, the remains of thousands of men, women and children who died in medieval Britain are stuffed into crates and stacked on wooden racks from floor to ceiling. Experts have begun exami...
2019-06-10 05:01

Rare Roman Coin Found in a Field in England Sells for $700,000, Smashing New Records A rare 1700-year-old coin depicting Roman ruler Allectus found by an amateur metal detectorist in a field in Kent, England, has been sold for a staggering price in the UK.  ...
2019-06-10 05:01

Maat: Ancient Egyptian Goddess of Truth, Justice and Morality Maat, also known as Ma’at or Mayet, was a female goddess in the ancient Egyptian religion who represented truth, justice, balance and morality.  The daughter of the Egyptian sun deity Ra and wife of the moon god Thoth, she served a kind of spirit of ...
2019-06-10 05:01

San Pedro de la Roca Castle and the Military Might of Spain in Cuba Top quality cigars and contagious rhythm have long been associated with the Caribbean’s largest island.  ...
2019-06-10 05:01

In Iraq Museum, ‘Things There That Are Nowhere Else in the World’ The Iraq Museum has a majestic, world-class collection of ancient art dating back 5,000 years, but it struggles to connect with an audience of younger Iraqis....
2019-06-09 09:48

1000-Year-Old Sarcophagus Discovered Beneath One of Germany’s Oldest Churches – Who’s Inside? A 1,000-year-old sarcophagus discovered beneath a church floor in Mainz, Germany, is thought to hold the remains of a former 11th century Archbishop.   ...
2019-06-09 02:16

Enochian: The Mysterious Lost Language of Angels Enochian is a mysterious language that 16th century occultists John Dee and Edward Kelley recorded in their private journals. They claimed this ‘celestial speech’ allowed magicians and occultists to communicate with angelic realms.  In the year 1581,...
2019-06-08 20:48

Dracula’s Balls: Weapons of Hyper-Violence Used by Vlad III Discovered Under Bulgarian Fortress Archaeologists excavating at the medieval Bulgarian ‘Zishtova Fortress’ have unearthed  ‘stone cannonballs’ which are thought to have been used by Vlad III [Tepes], the historical inspiration for Bram Stokers fictional vampire, Dracula. ...
2019-06-08 20:48

Cueva Pintada: Painted Cave of Gran Canaria Reveals Mystery of Ancient Inhabitants In 1862, in the center of the Spanish town of Galdar, an incredible archaeological discovery was made while agricultural work was being undertaken.  ...
2019-06-08 19:32

The Week in Arts: Alvin Ailey Goes Back to School; ‘Younger’ Returns to TV Land Dance performances celebrate the Ailey School’s 50th anniversary; a romantic comedy’s sixth season opens; and the National Gallery of Art becomes an animal house....
2019-06-08 09:32

Malta, Shrouded in Megalithic Mystery The crowd waited expectantly at Malta’s ancient Mnajdra Temple for the spring equinox sun to peek out from behind a nearby hill.  ...
2019-06-08 06:48

Linda Fairstein Dropped by Her Publisher After TV Series on the Central Park 5 A Penguin Random House imprint ended its relationship with the prosecutor-turned-novelist after “When They See Us” drew attention to her role in the case....
2019-06-08 01:16

Gucci to Fund Project to Save Rome’s Historic Rock of Execution Gucci is one of the most famous fashion brands in the world. The Italian company has announced that they are funding a restoration project in the heart of Rome. ...
2019-06-08 00:32

City Gate From the Time of King David Unearthed In Miracle Village Archaeologists have announced an amazing discovery - they have found an ancient city gate that dates to the time of King David, perhaps the greatest of all the rulers of ancient Israel. This find came after decades of digging at a site in the Golan H...
2019-06-08 00:32

The Decomposing Bodies of Skull Island: The Unique Funerary Custom of Trunyan Trunyan (also spelled as Terunyan) is a village located on the Indonesian island of Bali. This village is known colloquially as the ‘Skull Island’, due to its unique funerary practice, known as mepasah.  ...
2019-06-08 00:32

The Dark Secret Behind the Hidden Room of Glamis Castle If you could even guess the nature of this castle’s secret, said Claude Bowes-Lyon, 13th Earl of Strathmore, you would get down on your knees and thank God it was not yours. Glamis Castle, one of the most haunted castles in Great Britain, was the tal...
2019-06-08 00:32

The Met Opera Cuts Back on Screen Time for Berlioz Next Season Citing “technical demands,” the company will replace its revival of a video-heavy production of Berlioz’s “La Damnation de Faust” with concert performances....
2019-06-07 23:32

Satanic Panic Freezes Sale of Witches' Prison Once a prison for people (mostly women) accused of witchcraft, what is held to be Britain’s most haunted house is up for sale - again. ...
2019-06-07 07:00

Unique Cereal Rings Were Not Made To Eat, So What Are They? Archaeologists often come across curious items and artifacts that are unusual. In Austria, a team of archaeologists has made a most uncommon discovery.  ...
2019-06-07 07:00

Will the Renovated MoMA Let Folk Art Back In? Still mourning the American Folk Art Museum, a critic says, “We, and MoMA, don’t need any more Rauschenbergs, or Richters.” Bring on the outsider artists....
2019-06-06 22:32

How A Handful of Yamnaya Culture Nomads Became the Fathers of Europe The origins of modern Europeans are shrouded in mystery and wracked by controversy. Archaeologists and linguists have long debated the origins of the Indo-European language family as well as the origins of civilization and settled life in Europe.  ...
2019-06-06 21:32

‘Framing John DeLorean’ Review: The Man Who Flew His Car Too Close to the Sun Mixing documentary and fictionalized re-enactment, a new film about the mythic automaker tells a quintessentially American story of ambition and greed....
2019-06-06 21:00

Remembering Tin House, a Literary Haven for ‘Brilliant Weirdos’ The magazine, which will publish its final issue this month after 20 years, set out to become a home for underrepresented voices in the literary landscape....
2019-06-06 21:00

Ancient Origins Of North Americans Settled - And Hard Evidence Of “Russian” Collusion Unearthed For at least the last century archaeologists and anthropologists have generally agreed that the first humans arrived in North America having struggled across the icy wastes of Beringia, a vast land mass that bridged the seas between Siberia and Alask...
2019-06-06 16:48

The Antikythera Mechanism: Who Designed the World’s Oldest Astronomical Computer? Since its discovery in a shipwreck near Greece in 1900, an ancient metallic astronomical clock, called the ‘Antikythera Mechanism’ still baffles scientists. ...
2019-06-06 02:48

How the Universe Came to Be: The Bible and Science Finally in Accord? For most of our history, scientists have primarily believed that the universe is eternal and unchanging. Aristotle in the fourth century BC asserted that the world is without beginning or end. But this view was not without direct opponents who believ...
2019-06-06 00:48

The Curious Phaistos Disc – Ancient Mystery or Clever Hoax? In 1908 an Italian archaeologist ventured into the ruins of Phaistos, an ancient Minoan palace on the south coast of Crete. In an underground temple depository, among burnt bones, dust, and ashes, he found a remarkably intact golden-hued disc. The di...
2019-06-05 20:16

Shipwreck's 350-Year-Old Bottles of Wine Are Up for Auction - Would You Take a Sip? Divers have uncovered many treasures and rare items from the seafloor. Some years ago, a team of divers recovered a collection of wine-bottles from a shipwreck in the North Sea. They date back over 300 years and the wine is about to be sold at one of...
2019-06-05 20:16

Ai-Da, the humanoid robot artist, gears up for first solo exhibition Wearing a white blouse and her dark hair hanging loose, Ai-Da looks like any artist at work as she studies her subject and puts pencil to paper. But the beeping from her bionic arm gives her away - Ai-Da is a robot....
2019-06-05 19:48

Angkor Wat Archaeological Digs Yield New Clues to its Civilization’s Decline Cambodia’s famous temple of Angkor Wat is one of the world’s largest religious monuments, visited by over 2 million tourists each year. ...
2019-06-05 17:32

James Ellroy Is Back, and His Los Angeles Is Darker Than Ever His new novel, “This Storm,” leads off Marilyn Stasio’s Crime column. To recover, she sends readers to Cara Black’s Paris and Martin Walker’s Périgord....
2019-06-05 16:16

The Soviet Union’s Jewish Tolstoy — Censored in Life, Now Revived Alexandra Popoff has written a biography of Vasily Grossman, the Soviet writer whose masterpiece, “Life and Fate,” compared Stalin’s regime to Hitler’s....
2019-06-05 16:16

FROM THE FIELD: Keeping Morocco’s indigenous culture and conservation in balance The delicate balance between indigenous farming practices and conservation in Morocco is under threat, but according to the UN, local communities in the Western High Atlas Mountains are finding ways to preserve traditions and still make a living from...
2019-06-05 13:16

Blackbeard and his Infamous Pirate Ship, Queen Anne's Revenge History records Blackbeard as one of the most notorious pirates; but his early years weren’t as infamous or inglorious. Edward Teach, the man who would later become the pirate known as Blackbeard, had a relatively normal childhood. His criminal lifes...
2019-06-05 08:32

Fingerprints Overturn Ideas On Women In Ancient Native American Society – But What About The Third Sex? Fingerprints are very important in criminal investigations, but it seems they are also increasingly important when it comes to archaeological studies. ...
2019-06-05 08:32

Details of First Historically Recorded Plague Pandemic Revealed by Ancient Genomes An international team of researchers have analysed human remains from 21 archaeological sites to learn more about the impact and evolution of the plague-causing bacterium Yersinia pestis during the first plague pandemic (541-750 AD). ...
2019-06-05 08:32

The French Version of ‘Fleabag’ Is Exactly the Same. Until It’s Different. There may be Paris landmarks in the background, but the dysfunctional relationships, slow-burning grief and sly asides to camera are all still there....
2019-06-05 02:48

Daniel Barenboim’s Contract Is Extended Despite Bullying Accusations Berlin’s culture minister said an investigation had found that “none of the legally relevant accusations” against the Staatsoper’s music director could be confirmed....
2019-06-04 19:16

San Francisco’s Fading Black Presence, Captured on Film The creators of “The Last Black Man in San Francisco” don’t begrudge the tech migrants who have moved to their hometown. Still, they lament the loss of a rich history....
2019-06-04 19:16

World’s Oldest Stone Tools and Weapons Found in Ethiopia Researchers have unearthed some deliberately sharpened tools that date from over 2.5 million years ago. These artifacts are changing our understanding of the invention of tools and showing that our ancestors may have used a variety of basic technolog...
2019-06-04 15:32

Chile’s SuperGran Is Last Living Keeper Of A 10,000-Year-Old Language and Culture The 10,000-year-old Yaghan language of Chile's remote Tierra del Fuego has ‘one’ remaining fluent speaker left, and the entire ancient culture is on the very edge of dying out altogether. ...
2019-06-04 04:48

The Kingdom of Hayti and the Slave that Pronounced Himself King Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther,” which recently became the first superhero drama to be nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award, takes place in the secret African Kingdom of Wakanda. ...
2019-06-04 04:48

The Tug-of-War for Brimstone Hill Fortress, The Fort with a View to Die For St Kitts and Nevis are renowned for being beautiful tropical islands, but in the past the islands were also strategically important. Several battles and sieges took place here to determine who not only controlled the islands, but the whole Caribbean....
2019-06-03 21:32

Synodus Horrenda: The Macabre Trial of the Corpse of Pope Formoso In AD 897 the holy space of the Basilica of St John of Lateran, Rome, was violated by a truly sinister event inside the dark walls of the house of God.  ...
2019-06-03 21:32

Rediscovered Viking-era Lewis Chessman Is Predicted To Make A Family Millionaires An old heirloom looks likely to make a lucky family a fortune when it goes to auction. They found one of the Lewis Chess pieces that belongs to one of the most famous chess sets in all of history.  ...
2019-06-03 21:32

In ‘Underland,’ Excellent Nature Writing From Deep, Dark Places In his latest book, the acclaimed English nature writer Robert Macfarlane goes beneath forest floors, and into sea caves and sinkholes, among other subterranean adventures....
2019-06-03 21:16

Geena Davis Is Among Four to Receive Honorary Oscars Joining her at the October Governors Awards in Hollywood will be the writer-director Lina Wertmüller, the filmmaker David Lynch and the actor Wes Studi....
2019-06-03 21:16

What Is a Spoiler? This Story About ‘Jeopardy!’ Phenom James Holzhauer On Monday, the show’s most dominant player in years can surpass the $2.5 million Ken Jennings won during his famous streak. Read on if you want to learn what happened....
2019-06-03 17:16

Hidden Women of History: Ennigaldi-Nanna, Curator of the World’s First Museum “It belongs in a museum.” With these words, Indiana Jones, the world’s best-known fictional archaeologist, articulated an association between archaeologists, antiquities, and museums that has a very long history.  ...
2019-06-03 04:48

Underwater Fortress Found: Ancient Fort Linked to Bloody Biblical Battles Found Off Coast of Israel Underwater archaeology is helping to transform our knowledge of the ancient world. In Israel, maritime archaeologists have discovered a 2,200-year-old Hellenistic fortress linked to biblical battles.  ...
2019-06-02 22:48

Ten Bizarre Mysteries Across Time and Space All through history and time people have been trying to solve unexplained phenomena and bizarre mysteries. As humans, we’re often fascinated and sometimes frightened by what we don’t understand.  ...
2019-06-02 22:48

Beware the Kitsune, The Shapeshifting Fox of Japanese Folklore Kitsune (狐狸精), the Japanese fox-spirit, is also known as the Kumiho (구미호) in Korea and the Huli Jing (狐狸精) in China. They are basically the same creature but with a few differences based on region. ...
2019-06-02 22:48

Illegal Viking Coin Hoard Worth £500,000 Threatens To Rewrite English History A hoard of Viking coins worth at least half a million British pounds has been recovered by police investigating the illegal trade of historic treasures and they tell a completely different story of Alfred the Great's role in English history. ...
2019-06-02 22:48

Don’t Cross the Kobolds: Mischievous Spirits of European Folklore In ancient folklore, the kobold is a small, pointy-eared, goblin-like creature with a short-temper and a mischievous spirit. While generally described as well-intentioned, angering a kobold is said to be a dangerous mistake. They are described as spi...
2019-06-02 22:48

Sao Miguel das Missoes Brazil, A Mission Forced to Abandon its Converts Brazil is a huge country, well known for its carnivals, rich coffee, fantastic soccer players, and diverse heritage. One of its most remarkable archaeological sites is the São Miguel das Missões. This is an extraordinary example of 18th century archi...
2019-06-01 18:32

Chinese Lion Kings: Winged Lions, Foo Dogs and Gaimei The King of the Beasts triumphs in Chinese mythology, albeit in many shapes and forms. Chinese artists combined different creatures’ attributes to create a composite beast, which they called pixiu (pi-hsieh).  The term is commonly used to refer to an...
2019-06-01 18:32

Who Destroyed the Great Library of Alexandria? The destruction of the great library of Alexandria has been lamented as one of the biggest losses of the ancient world. Nearly one million documents from across Assyria, Greece, Persia, Egypt, India and many other powerful civilizations at the time g...
2019-06-01 18:32

11 of Our Best Weekend Reads A Peter Max mystery. On the trail of Tupelo honey. “Star Wars” at Disneyland. Opera and race. An autoworker grapples with his plant’s closing. And more....
2019-06-01 14:32

Prosecutors, Wary of Appearances, Deliberated On How to Explain Smollett Decision Emails released on Friday show prosecutors carefully constructing their statement on why the actor Jussie Smollett would no longer face charges of staging a hate crime....
2019-06-01 06:48

Strange But Serious Medieval Animal Trials Were No Kangaroo Court! One of the more unusual aspects of the Medieval world was that animals could be put on trial like human beings. Yes, there was such a thing as legal animal trials! While the veracity of many Medieval animal trials is difficult to ascertai ...
2019-06-01 05:32

The Incredible World of Painted Skulls and Bone Houses Overlooking the Alps, in the idyllic Austrian mountain town of Hallstatt, a few hundred grave markers indicate the resting place of former residents.  ...
2019-06-01 05:32

Grace O’Malley, the 16th Century Pirate Queen of Ireland Grace O'Malley was Queen of Umaill, chieftain of the O Maille clan, a rebel, seafarer, and fearless leader who challenged the turbulent politics of 16th century England and Ireland. While Irish legends have immortalized Grace as a courageous woman wh...
2019-06-01 05:32

Review: Angel and Demon Cross the Aisle to Save the World. (Sorry, It’s Fiction) ‘Good Omens,’ based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett’s comic fantasy novel about Armageddon, finally makes it to the screen as an Amazon mini-series....
2019-05-31 23:00

Sea of Love: A Father, His Daughter and the Boat He Made for Her Part memoir, part history, part adventure tale, Jonathan Gornall’s “How to Build a Boat” is a lyrical ode to the pleasures of working with your hands....
2019-05-31 19:00

Columbus Dreamed of a New World. His Son Found One in Books. Edward Wilson-Lee’s “The Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books” charts the life of the explorer’s son, obsessed with assembling a great repository of knowledge....
2019-05-31 19:00

With ‘NOS4A2,’ Joe Hill Finally Sinks His Teeth Into TV The AMC horror series is one of several adaptations the best-selling horror author (and son of Stephen King) has in the works, after multiple stalled attempts....
2019-05-31 19:00

Their Beach Opera Won at the Biennale. But They Can Hardly Afford It. Even after winning the Golden Lion, and despite popular demand, the artists at the Lithuanian pavilion still need to raise money for regular performances....
2019-05-31 15:32

Ancient Feces Reveal Parasites Plagued 9,000-Year-Old City of Catalhoyuk Garbage dumps are always exciting places for archaeologists. They often tell us the stories that are hidden or seen as unimportant to share with future generations, but these tales provide unparalleled information on what life was really like. Excava...
2019-05-31 13:32

The Hacking Supergroup That Counts Beto O’Rourke as One of Its Own Joseph Menn’s “Cult of the Dead Cow” is a narrative history of a group of hackers who went from apolitical hobbyists to security advisers for the world’s most powerful institutions....
2019-05-31 12:16

A Literary Cocktail of Gun Molls, Rotgut Moonshine and Skittering Shadows In “Westside,” W.M. Akers’s debut novel, Prohibition-era Manhattan has been divided by a giant wall, and the city has been overrun by jungle and rot....
2019-05-31 12:16

A Thriller Set in Jacobean England Delves Into a Notorious Murder In “The Poison Bed,” Elizabeth Fremantle reopens the case of Robert and Frances Carr, aristocrats charged with killing a man who opposed their marriage....
2019-05-31 12:16

Wondering at the ‘Special Universe’ of Gay Life in All Its Diversity In “Out of the Shadows,” Walt Odets looks at the trauma and shame that still plague gay men, and argues for more self-actualized and authentic lives....
2019-05-31 12:16