| Sep 25, 2014
| 5:24 PM
Christopher Hogwood, an eminent English conductor, musicologist and harpsichordist who took a scholarly approach to early-music and Baroque repertoires, has died. He was 73.
Hogwood died Wednesday at his home in Cambridge, England, after an illness that...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:30 PM
"I write lying down — much like Marcel Proust. The only thing I have in common with him," Chris Weitz says, laughing.
Known as a director and screenwriter, Weitz has just published his first novel, "The Young World" (Little Brown: 384 pp, $19),...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:34 PM
How do you quell a riot?
Missouri officials and commentators across America have asked that question many times in the wake of the violence plaguing Ferguson, Mo., which began after police killed an unarmed black teenager.
The answer is in an...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 2:21 PM
Quantum physics and theoretical cosmology aren't generally the stuff of romance, but the Stephen Hawking biopic "The Theory of Everything" could prove an exception.
As glimpsed in a new trailer, which you can watch above, the romantic drama stars...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Via Erik Loomis comes this report of a university engaging, not to put too fine a point on it, in the world's oldest profession.
The case involves Arizona State University, which on Tuesday posted a job for an assistant professor in the history of...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 6:20 AM
British electronic group Clean Bandit, whose summer breakout song “Rather Be” is pushing the top of the pop charts with its funky mix of classical strings with a house/dance beat, wasn’t trying to create a new musical genre when its...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 10:37 AM
Clean Bandit straddles the line between the concert hall and the club, combining live, classically derived string arrangements with gurgling electronic beats.
It’s a formula the British quartet—Neil Amin-Smith, Grace Chatto and Luke and Jack...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 7:56 PM
The gravest immediate threat to the West's long-term security does not emanate from Vladimir Putin or from the militants of the Islamic State. Rather, surprisingly, it comes from peace-loving Scots.
With polls now showing a majority of Scots...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 4:04 PM
To the editor: Cambridge University professors Brendan Simms and Jason Pack think that the "gravest immediate threat to the West's long-term security" comes from "peace-loving Scots." Peace-loving? Have the lads looked at a single page of Scottish...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Tucking into a dish of Scottish haggis is not a task for the fainthearted. There are various haggis recipes, but basically it is sheep's pluck — the heart, lungs and liver — cooked together, then mixed with suet and oatmeal and boiled in a...
| Sep 8, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Don’t play games with the coral trout – it might just outmaneuver you. These fish appear to be just as skilled as chimpanzees at picking the best, most able allies to help them nab some food, new research shows.
The findings, described in...