| Mar 25, 2014
| 4:12 PM
What is so captivating about the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370?
For more than two weeks, international audiences followed minute-by-minute accounts of the search for the missing flight, and only this week were authorities...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:00 PM
When telling a tale that includes centuries of endurance, moments of triumph, bursts of humor and sudden, unspeakable atrocities, what's the right tone with which to articulate it all?
That's the trick historian Simon Schama had to figure out in his new...
| May 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
As evidence has mounted that "The Gospel of Jesus' Wife" — that tiny papyrus fragment that has Jesus saying, "My wife ... " — may well be a clever forgery, some scholars who study early Christianity have arrived at surprisingly strong...
| May 19, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Solution Entertainment Group is handling international sales at Cannes for "How to Make Love Like an Englishman." Pierce Brosnan plays a Cambridge University professor who meets his match in Salma Hayek and is forced to re-evaluate his life of...
| May 21, 2014
| 2:58 PM
Today’s Google doodle celebrates the 215th birthday of Mary Anning, a 19th century fossil collector and paleontologist who, even as a poor working-class woman in a field dominated by wealthy upper-class men, helped shape the study of ancient extinct...
| May 25, 2014
| 4:30 AM
A humble metal box measuring just 20 feet or 40 feet by 8 feet, the shipping container has changed the world.
It helped usher in globalization, deliver bananas that taste fresh despite being picked weeks before, and provide the ability for companies...
| May 11, 2014
| 5:01 PM
Rhoda Dorsey, the first female president of Goucher College, the longest-serving executive at the formerly all-women's school and its leader when it made the wrenching decision to enroll male students, died in her Cockeysville apartment Saturday, the...
| 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 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...
| 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...