| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.
| Feb 29, 2012
| 4:56 PM
On the 94-acre campus of Broadmead, a retirement community, there is an immediate sense that this isomething very different from preconceived notions about senior life residences.
Instead of multistory buildings tucked into the hills of Hunt Valley,...
| Mar 7, 2012
We're going to go out on a limb here and guess that Rush Limbaugh hasn't spent a lot of time studying the history of women during the Victorian period, specifically 1820-1890.
But his choice of the word "slut" to describe Georgetown Law student Sandra...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 5:02 PM
A federal judge rejected Friday a last-ditch effort by prosecutors to keep Barry H. Landau behind bars while the New York collector awaits trial on charges he pulled off one of the country's biggest theft of national memorabilia over a span of years.
| Aug 26, 2011
| 3:51 AM
CAMBRIDGE (Reuters) - Got 48 hours to explore the colleges, pubs, green spaces and leafy towpaths of Cambridge, England? Reuters correspondents with local knowledge help visitors get the most out of a visit to the city that is home to one of world's...
| Sep 5, 2011
Politics is making Americans dumb and mean. It's turning a generous, forward-thinking people into glib, defensive, narrow-minded bores.
Pundits tell us that the answer to all this nastiness — from the disgusting comments on message boards to the...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 7:53 AM
"The Lost Memory of Skin" (Ecco) by Russell Banks. Coming Tuesday. Banks, one of our finest and most adventurous novelists, is not afraid to tackle big, tough topics that persistently bedevil the human species, and with his 17th book, he has...
| Sep 28, 2011
Fall TV: Where the men are men and the women are girls.
Three new comedies, "2 Broke Girls" on CBS, "New Girl" on Fox and HBO's "Girls," revolve around female twentysomethings living in New York City. They join, of course, "Bad Girls Club" the Oxygen...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Twelve years ago, Walters Art Museum curator Will Noel opened a parcel and discovered what he calls "Archimedes' brain in a box."
Thus began a search for buried treasure — in this case, the lost writings of Archimedes of Syracuse, a famed Greek...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 12:33 PM
Children who play more outdoors are smarter, leaner and stronger than kids more inclined toward indoor activities, and a new study finds they have another advantage: They're less likely to suffer from nearsightedness, in which objects in the distance...
| Nov 13, 2011
Pregnant women sacrifice many of life's simple pleasures — caffeine, sushi, a glass of wine — in the hope that their baby will be born healthy.
But according to a provocative new field of research, what happens during pregnancy can have...