Tuesday Apr 15th, 2014

Leonardo da Vinci myths, explained

By Kandice Rawlings
Leonardo da Vinci was born 562 years ago today, and we’re still fascinated with his life and work. It’s no real mystery why – he was an extraordinary person, a genius and a celebrity in his own lifetime. He left behind some remarkable artifacts in the form of paintings and writings and drawings on all manner of subjects. read more »

Thursday Apr 10th, 2014

The early history of the guitar

Christopher Page on the history of the world’s most popular instrument, the guitar
Wednesday Apr 9th, 2014

Voluntary movement shown in complete paralysis

Four subjects has responded to epidural stimulation
Tuesday Apr 8th, 2014

Roberto Bolaño and the New York School of poetry

Andrew Epstein on the Chilean writer
Tuesday Apr 8th, 2014

Happy 450th birthday William Shakespeare!

Celebrating Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with some of his most famous, and not so famous, quotes
Thursday
Apr 3rd, 2014

Western (and other) perspectives on Ukraine

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Monday
Mar 24th, 2014

Plausible fictions and irrational coherence

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Thursday
Mar 20th, 2014

Bumblebees in English gardens

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Wednesday
Mar 19th, 2014

Beggars, buggers, and bigots, part 4

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Thursday
Mar 13th, 2014

Colorful spiders?

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Sunday
Mar 9th, 2014

Jane Austen and the art of letter writing

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Saturday
Mar 8th, 2014

International Women’s Day: a time for action

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Friday
Mar 7th, 2014

Five things 300: Rise of an Empire gets wrong

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