| Mar 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A few months before Michelle Grabner presided over the final details of the prestigious 2014 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art here, a white Buick LeSabre plowed into the side of her small art gallery in Oak Park. This was back in the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 10:28 PM
Authorities say the killing on March 1, 1976, began after William Bradford Bishop Jr. learned he'd been passed over for a promotion at the State Department earlier in the day.
Bishop had been receiving psychiatric care for depression and suffered from...
| Apr 17, 2014
We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz. Fortune continued to smile by giving us Milt Hinton (1910-2000) and Lee Friedlander (born 1934), two homegrown photographers with unique visual styles but a shared...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:35 PM
Reading the Supreme Court's decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, I couldn't help thinking of Thomas Piketty's controversial new book, "Capital in the Twenty-First Century." Where would Piketty stand on affirmative action?...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Tall and lanky, the 69-year-old physician surveyed his empty waiting room. Four binders holding partial medical records sat on a shelf, ready for patients to pick up. Magazines overflowed on the central table, a plant reached for the ceiling.
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:36 AM
The horrifying statistics on rape and sexual assault on college campuses in this country speak for themselves. Studies show that about one in five undergraduate women has experienced such an attack or an attempted attack at some point during their college...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 3:01 PM
At what point does a cyber-attack become an act of war?
My question is prompted by this week's news that a highly sophisticated malware program called Mask has spent the last six years stealing valuable intelligence from supposedly secure government...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:57 PM
The best libraries were created not just as repositories of books but as big, open public spaces that celebrate the connections even the most humble citizens have to civilization and literary culture. But we don't often think of a library itself as a...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:42 PM
Scientists have discovered the biggest underbite ever found in a mammal. It belongs to an extinct porpoise that lived on the California coast 5 million years ago.
That crazy long underbite you see in the images above was not an anomaly. Scientists...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 3:04 PM
In one of those peculiar ironies of our self-involvement in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Crimea, it is the moral authority of the United States that is evidently in play. "U.S. Lacks Moral Authority to Criticize Russia for Intervening in...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:11 PM
The single most significant sports figure in Connecticut history — despite a recent run by Geno Auriemma and his Huskies — is Walter Camp of New Haven and Yale University, known accurately for more than a century as the "father of American...