| Jan 26, 2009
Arne Naess, a Norwegian philosopher who coined the term "deep ecology" to indicate that humans are no more important than other species, ecosystems or natural processes, died Jan. 12 in Oslo. He was 96.
Naess founded the deep ecology movement in 1973...
| Feb 22, 2009
"Purple in the grays. Vermillion in the orange shadows, on a cold, fine day."
-- Pierre Bonnard, from his notebooks
Manhattan in a winter storm seems galaxies away from Bonnard's bright interiors. I carry an exhibition catalog from the Metropolitan...
| Nov 4, 2008
French author of war memoirs
Mireille Marokvia, 99, a French author of two critically acclaimed memoirs that describe her experiences in wartime Europe, died Oct. 19 in Las Cruces, N.M., where she had lived for 30 years.
In her memoirs...
| Apr 5, 2008
By Eric Arnesen
By the dawn of the 20th Century, a recently retired John D. Rockefeller was one of the nation's richest and most powerful businessmen, having presided over the rise of corporate giant Standard Oil Co. At the same moment, Ida Tarbell...
| Apr 12, 2008
By Jeremi Suri
The United Nations is the most frustrating international institution. In its charter, its structure and its leadership, it embodies the idealistic ambition to make the world a better place for everyone. What other institution on this...
| Feb 13, 2008
IF you want to see a car designed for designers, you need only turn your oversized Philip Johnson-style spectacles toward the Audi TT.
From the moment the first concept car appeared at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 1995, it was clear the TT meant to...
| Dec 9, 2008
Nina Burleigh ("Hoaxes from the Holy Land” Op-Ed article, Nov. 29) is unwilling to consider the possibility that the now-famous bone box inscribed "James, son of Joseph, brother of Jesus" is authentic. This is despite the fact that the Jerusalem...
| May 25, 2009
Benjamen Chinn, one of the few Chinese American photographers to live and artfully document street scenes in San Francisco's Chinatown, has died. He was 87.
Chinn died April 25 at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, according to Newton Don,...
| Apr 12, 2009
PARIS—In the middle, there is no need to choose.
And the middle of the City of Light is the Seine River and the two small islands that sit within its flowing waters. Those islands are the heart of Paris tourist activity.
Visitors come for the...
| Mar 31, 2009
Maurice Jarre, the French-born composer who won Oscars for his powerfully evocative scores for the David Lean epics "Lawrence of Arabia, "Doctor Zhivago and "A Passage to India," has died. He was 84.
Jarre died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Malibu...
| Aug 31, 2009
Barbara Lauwers Podoski, who launched one of the most successful psychological campaigns of World War II, which resulted in the surrender of more than 600 Czechoslovakian soldiers fighting for the Germans, died of cardiovascular disease Aug. 16 at the...