Before Steve Jobs gave it the ax in 1997, the Advanced Technology Group developed some of the most influential technology of the century. At this year’s WWDC, Apple delighted some users with a new feature
THE DEATH OF DEMOCRACY Hitler’s Rise to Power and the Downfall of the Weimar Republic By Benjamin Carter Hett Illustrated. 280 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30. We ask about the rise of the Nazis from what
Like any creative field, art history has its own language. While this reality can be overwhelming for aspiring art historians, having a handy glossary of art terms can make analyzing a work of art a lot
Rare artworks by JRR Tolkien which have never been displayed before are included in a major new exhibition on the Lord of the Rings author's life. "Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth" at the Bodleian Libraries'
On 31 May 1918, a small tank designed by a famous French car maker and a brilliant army officer saw its first action. Its inspired design still lives on in the tanks of today, 100 years later. On 31 May
It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that
“Orange World is a nest of tangled electrical cords and open drawers ﬁlled with steak knives. It’s a baby’s fat hand hovering over the blushing coils of a toaster oven.” Audio: Karen Russell reads. ABNORMAL
While many would have only heard tales of human giants from folklore, Toronto-based photographer and Photoshop artist Mani visualizes a world where gargantuan animals roam the land. His growing portfolio
Working with infinite patience, Japanese artist Manabu Ikeda spends years creating large-scale pen and ink drawings. His elaborate masterpieces, which are churned out one at a time, are a visual treasure
WHAT IS REAL? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics By Adam Becker 370 pp. Basic Books. $32. Are atoms real? Of course they are. Everybody believes in atoms, even people who don’t believe
Writer and photographer Thomas Laird’s 10-year project records crumbling Buddhist murals before they are lost They are some of the greatest treasures of Tibetan Buddhist culture: ancient murals showing
There was a time when everyone knew Will Burtin’s name. The German graphic designer’s talents was so renowned that publishers, museums, and scientists clamored for his services. And so did fascist rulers.
“It’s really an addiction.” What happens to your brain on love? Is there such a thing as “casual sex”? What do we get wrong about male and female sexuality? These are a few of the questions I put to Helen
Before Robert Louis Stevenson was famous, he was captivated by California. What better place for a scandalous liaison? -
In the summer of 1879, an obscure Scottish author set out for California in pursuit of a married woman 10 years his senior. The three-week journey nearly killed him. And the shock and shame nearly killed