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  • Rabindranath Tagore documentary doesn't do him justice

    Rabindranath Tagore documentary doesn't do him justice
    Nobel laureate, knight and all-around Renaissance man Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) composed, wrote, painted, earned raves from William Butler Yeats, hobnobbed with Mahatma Gandhi and Albert Einstein, gave the Hibbert Lectures at University of Oxford...
  • Myron Barnstone: An art career in perspective

    To Myron Barnstone, artistic skill is not genetic or a divine gift, nor is it learned through faithful copying. To be a master artist is not to be simply "creative." Skill, no matter what medium, is based on years of rigorous training, mastered...
  • Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer

    Ten years on, Athens 2004 gives Greece little to cheer
    It was billed as a chance to transform Greece's image abroad and boost growth but 10 years after the country hosted the world's greatest sporting extravaganza there is little to celebrate at the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games. Many of the once-...
  • Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home

    Origami robotics: Here's how to fold your own 'metamaterial' at home
    Origami: It’s not just art anymore. Engineers are harnessing the Japanese art of paper-folding to build in smarter, more efficient ways. A team of researchers designed a self-folding robot that can assemble itself and crawl away in four minutes,...
  • European 'butter power'

    European 'butter power'
    There is war in Europe. I'm not using the historic present tense to evoke August 1914. I'm talking about August 2014. What is happening in eastern Ukraine is war — “ambiguous war” as a British parliamentary committee calls it, rather...
  • Tribune Publishing begins new era with new leaders

    Tribune Publishing begins new era with new leaders
    On Monday, Tribune Publishing spins off from Tribune Co. and starts a new chapter as a stand-alone company. Its stock begins regular trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TPUB on Tuesday, which is also when its board of directors...
  • Midweek Madness gets in Shakira groove thanks to Oxford University students

    Midweek Madness gets in Shakira groove thanks to Oxford University students
    Your Midweek Madness supplier confesses ignorance of Shakira. Please forgive. The first awareness of this global sensation came a couple days ago with the accidental discovery of a cover made of one of Shakira's mega-hits, "Hips Don't Lie," sung by an a...
  • A looming problem: How to ration Ebola vaccines and medicines

    For doctors and public health officials trying to contain the Ebola epidemic, the dearth of drugs and vaccines is only part of the problem. Once these medicines become available, there certainly won't be enough of them to go around. So experts are...
  • London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag

    London's young techs find anti-immigrant mood a drag
    When Efe Cakarel picked London as a new base for his video streaming company, he was counting on its location, capital markets and infrastructure, but also on the city's reputation as a hub for talented people from Europe and beyond. Four years later,...
  • Toronto: Sam Claflin-Max Irons' Drama 'Riot Club' Gets U.S. Distribution

    IFC Films has bought U.S. rights to Lone Scherfig's "The Riot Club," starring Sam Claflin, Max Irons, Douglas Booth, Jessica Brown Findlay and Holliday Grainger. The world premiere of the drama, set at Oxford University, will take place Saturday at the...
  • Gym bro culture lets young men share the weight of workouts

    Gym bro culture lets young men share the weight of workouts
    Eric Wang dropped the bar. Three hundred thirty-five pounds bounced on the floor. He let out a tired breath as he turned toward a mirror hanging to his right. It was his third set of the deadlift. Chady Gemayel, his workout partner, pointed out Wang's...