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‘It was a beautiful slow movie’ — The story of Leonard Cohen and his greatest muse | Christie's

Marianne Ihlen was the muse and lover who inspired some of the Canadian poet, singer and songwriter’s greatest work. A selection of his gifts to her …

Literature

Ghostly particle caught in polar ice ushers in new way to look at the universe

If astronomers are right, a ghostly particle that lit up an instrumented swath of ice beneath the South Pole on 22 September last year was a …

Physics

The New Story of Humanity's Origins in Africa

Several new discoveries suggest that our species didn’t arise from a single point in space. Instead, the entire continent was our cradle.<p>There is a decades-old origin story for our species, in which we descended from a group of hominids who lived somewhere in Africa around 200,000 years ago. Some …

ancestral

How About a Little Game?

On pleasant afternoons, I often go into Washington Square Park to watch the Master at work. The Master is a professional chess player—a chess hustler, if you will. He plays for fifty cents a game; if you win, you get the fifty, and if he wins, he gets it. In case of a draw, no money changes hands. …

Method Man

How the greatest American actor lost his way.<p>In the midst of Broadway’s “victory season,” in March, 1946, an outraged ad denouncing the critics appeared in the <i>Times</i>. Signed by the production team of Elia Kazan and Harold Clurman, the ad failed to save their drama about returning vets, “Truckline …

Giants deal Jackson, Gearrin to Texas, promote Duggar, Black

In this era of big winners and bigger tankers in major-league baseball, the worst thing a team can be is a wishy-washy .500. As sure as the summer fog will make unsuspecting San Francisco tourists shiver, the Giants were headed there in 2018.<p>Something had to change, and on Sunday morning, it …

Major League Baseball

Blogs

Roger Ebert became film critic of the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. He is the only film critic with a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and was named …

Roger Ebert

My Father, Woody Allen, and the Danger of Questions Unasked (Guest Column)

Despite Dylan Farrow's damning allegations of sexual abuse, the director of Cannes' opening film today remains beloved by stars, paid by Amazon and …

Woody Allen

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’: Kubrick’s Pioneering Achievement As One of the Most Significant Films Ever Made

Considering the fact we’re discussing a wondrous work of art continuously labeled as one the most significant and influential films ever made, it …

Filmmaking

This May Be Stanley Kubrick Himself Explaining the End of 2001: A Space Odyssey

A video has surfaced which appears to feature Stanley Kubrick himself explaining the end of 1968's <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i>. Allow us to explain.<p>Much …

Science Fiction

Baby feet: Toddler bones show pre-human kids scampered up trees

The foot bones of a toddler who died 3 million years ago show that baby pre-humans could both walk upright like modern humans and scamper up trees like apes, researchers said Wednesday.<p>The thumb-sized fossils come from a skeleton discovered in Dikika, Ethiopia, in 2002 and they have delivered …

Humanity

How To Transfer Content From One Device to Another

If you've purchased a new iDevice, the good news is that you don't have to set it up from scratch if you are replacing an older device. One of my favorite things about owning Apple products is the simplicity in which transferring content can be done. As long as you back up your previous device …

How To Import Photos from Your iDevice to Your Computer

I have a friend who has several hundred photos on her iPhone 5. She's been taking photos on her phone since last summer and has never exported any of them. She's running out of room to take more. The other day she asked me how to get the photos from her phone to her computer.<p>She's never connected …

How to Find Your iPhone Even If It’s Dead (with & without Find My iPhone)

If you need to find and track a lost iPhone, using Find My iPhone is the easiest method. But does Find My iPhone work even when your iPhone is turned off or dead? Well, kind of. We’ll go over all the details and what to do if you need to find an iPhone without Find My iPhone. If you need to find a …

Tip of the Day: How to Use AirPlay with Your Apple TV

If you own an Apple TV and you're not using AirPlay, you're missing out! You can easily see pictures and videos on your iDevice on your TV screen with just a few taps.<p>First, make sure your iPhone or iPad is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Apple TV.<p>Next, bring up Control Center on your iDevice and …

What Does HDR Mean? Take Gorgeous Photos with HDR on iPhone

What is HDR photography on iPhone and why would I want to use it? HDR stands for High Dynamic Range. It works to balance the shadows and highlights of a photo so that neither are being favored or ignored. Basically, HDR on iPhone is done by combining three different exposures into a single shot. …

Mobile Photography

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Keeping your mind<p>As our population ages, brain disease is on the rise. But with the right approach to care and treatment, there is hope.<p>Introduction<p>At first, only her family knew something was wrong. Jenny, whose last name is withheld to maintain her privacy, had started asking the same questions …

Cleveland Clinic

Bird & Beckett Books and Records — Bird & Beckett Books and Records and the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

Patrick Wolff, sax Randy Porter, piano Eric Markowitz, bass Evan Hughes, drums Saxophonist Wolff joins forces with highly acclaimed Grammy-nominated …

San Francisco

‘Three Identical Strangers’ a strange case of triplets separated at birth and then reunited

Tim Wardle admits that after years spent sifting through writers’ and producers’ prospective film ideas that would cross his desk as head of …

Siblings

‘Truth and Beauty’ at Legion of Honor: Pure visual pleasure of an idiosyncratic style

They called themselves “the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood,” a phrase that sounded stuffy even when it was first pronounced in the mid-19th century. The …

Art

Hugh Grant Stars in the True Story of 'A Very English Scandal'

Hugh Grant (top) has insisted for years that he wanted to ditch the rom-coms at which he is so good, and it appears he's finally gotten his wish.<p>In <i>A</i> …

Jeremy Thorpe

Achtung, Baby! It’s the World Cup, Without the Germans

It’s enough to make grown men cry. No, actually, it is — as in literally...

Soccer

Real Life Rock Top 10: Rebounds, Time Outs, and the Carters at the Louvre

<b>1. Eleanor Friedberger, Rebound (Frenchkiss)</b><p>From a singer who in Fiery Furnaces could come across as someone backing you into a corner and talking a …

Tony Awards

Podcast

In this episode, we hear about echolocation in bats, open science, a new use for aspirin, brain topography, and combining science and parenthood.<p>In …

Immune System

Homo naledi, a new species of the genus Homo from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

New ages for flowstone, sediments and fossil bones from the Dinaledi Chamber are presented. We combined optically stimulated luminescence dating of …

Evolution

Pagan Idol

The Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt - review

In the winter of 1417 the papal secretary Poggio Bracciolini made a great discovery. In an abbey in Germany he came across a manuscript of a long-lost classical poem, Lucretius's <i>De Rerum Natura</i> ("On the Nature of the Universe"). This event is vividly described by the renaissance scholar Stephen …

The rediscovery of this writer in the Renaissance opened the way to the modern world (and, more important, the invention of political science)

The work of the the Roman writer Lucretius was lost to the world for more than a thousand years. When his poem “De Rerum Natura” was rediscovered in the Renaissance, Lucretius’s ideas slowly started to percolate through Renaissance Europe, making it possible to imagine a world that was not shaped …

University of Chicago

Review: Nuraphone

What do you hear when you listen to that infamous audio clip? Yanny or Laurel? What you hear depends on how you hear, and whether your brain decides …