Three girls from New Hampshire who became one of music’s strangest legends. THINGS I WONDER (2:12) Depending on whom you ask, the Shaggs were either the best band of all time or the worst. Frank Zappa
YEAR 0 Your girl catches you cheating. (Well, actually she’s your fiancée, but hey, in a bit it so won’t matter.) She could have caught you with one sucia, she could have caught you with two, but because
The struggle to define Indonesia. After India and China, Indonesia was the biggest new nation-state to emerge in the mid-twentieth century. Consisting of thousands of islands large and small, it sprawls
Shortly before the announcement Thursday night of the ceasefire in Gaza that went into effect Friday morning and was immediately broken, the Deutsche Welle, the German radio station, posted the transcript
Three days after the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launched the current war in Gaza, he held a press conference in Tel Aviv during which he said, in Hebrew, according to the Times of Israel,
Two of the most important openings tomorrow are the work of veteran directors, only one of whom is alive to witness the event. The first is Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys,” which I’ll revisit soon; the
The NYC Metropolitan Museum of Art is making some of its gigantic collection of masterpieces available for you to use in your next project. The Met just marked almost 400,000 digital images of its works
Science has a pretty decent menagerie of glowing animals, what with all the pigs and cats and rabbits and mice. All those glowing animals, though, have one thing in common: they've been genetically modified
Spurious Correlations is the virtual embodiment of a useful rhetorical cudgel: correlation does not equal causation. Sift through its data sets, and you'll find all sorts of statistics that can be mapped
In 1990, construction began on the Centro Financiero Confinanzas, a huge high-rise office complex in Caracas, Venezuela. Construction halted in 1994, after a banking crisis and the death of the building's
British Pathé's entire collection of newsreels is now available for free on YouTube. The 85,000 videos showcase 80 years in global events, ranging from the historically significant to the downright weird.
The curious geography of American greetings Reinvention and resilience across the nation Last week I wrote about conversation starters that follow “Hello” and “How do you do.” Many dozens of you have in
“During the 100 days before the relationship starts, we observe a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple.” Facebook might understand your romantic prospects
In movies, style and substance are inseparable; Sofia Coppola’s films, including “Lost in Translation” (which I discuss in this clip), are among the recent works in which the bond is most conspicuous.
Guardian first book award shortlistee Hannah Kent (Australian, 28) introduces an extract from her novel and explains what inspired her to write it Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (Macmillan) In the early of
If someone screams "they're watching you!" into your face, then you're either starring in a horror movie or living in these surveillance-conscious times. Still, if it's the latter, at least now you can