Gabrielle Llovet

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The Well of Being: An Extraordinary Children’s Book for Grownups about the Art of Living with Openhearted Immediacy

A lyrical invitation to awaken from the trance of the limiting stories we tell ourselves and just live.<p><i>“This is the greatest damn thing about the universe,”</i> Henry Miller wrote in his magnificent meditation on the meaning of existence, <i>“that we can know so much, recognize so much, dissect, do</i> …

Literature

Ancient Mural Portrays Ordinary Mayans

Very old artworks provide a fascinating glimpse of ancient life, but not without limitations: They typically portray the lifestyles of the rich and …

What the Sumerians did for art

GOLD-encrusted and splendid, Tutankhamun’s tomb changed perceptions of archaeology in Europe and the United States on its discovery by Howard Carter …

Linguists link English, Hindi to single ancestor language spoken 6,500 years ago

Linguists have traced the roots of English, Hindi, Greek and all Indo-European languages to a common ancestor tongue first spoken on the Russian …

Language

Slowly does it

LAST week’s column looked at the long history of language declinism: for more than 600 years people have complained that youngsters cannot write …

Your Brain on a Beautiful Story

Researchers have discovered that words describing motion also stimulate regions of the brain distinct from language-processing areas. In a study led …

Why the colour indigo is disappearing from Sir Isaac Newton’s ‘occult’ rainbow

Sir Isaac Newton, great scientist that he was, had an occult side that has left us a flaky definition of which colours are in the rainbow. But today …

Albums

Sri Threads

NYC's five boroughs are full of hidden treasures. From bars concealed by phone booths to unbelievable dim sum, it is nearly impossible to chart all the magic the city creates. We recently spent some time with Stephen Szczepanek, owner of Sri Threads, a boutique collection of rare Japanese textiles …

Japan

Healthful diet report: Sugary drinks out; coffee, eggs in

WASHINGTON (AP) — An extra cup or two of coffee may be OK after all. More eggs, too. But you definitely need to drink less sugary soda. And, as …

Plant-Based Diet

Maya Mural Reveals Ancient 'Photobomb'

An ancient Maya mural found in the Guatemalan rainforest may depict a group portrait of advisers to the Maya royalty, a new study finds.<p>Most Maya …

Archaeology