Jan. 1, 2011 | 70 years on we can come to terms with reality. Maybe not. A damning exposé of French complicity in Nazi crimes has Paris in a panic... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | From Missouri to Florida, more than 70 caves feature mysterious drawings thousands of years old. What do they mean?... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | 'In the 90s, the literary critic Dale Peck was an invective-spewing hatchet man. Now the butcher has reinvented himself as literature''s savior'... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | Plutarch claimed, "There is nothing useful" about graffiti. Wrong. Those doodles of genitalia now bring the ancient world alive... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | Tim Wu is opinionated, tattooed, and likes to dress up as a bear. Now the godfather of Net neutrality is attempting life as a Washington bureaucrat... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | The inquisitive types at gallery openings - highbrows - are disappearing. Can the fine arts survive without them?... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | The tsunami staggered a country stuck in a rut: anemic growth, inept trade policies, an aging work force. Might disaster improve Japan?... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | 'Are you forgetting how to remember? Here''s a tip: Try picturing Lady Gaga swimming in a giant tub of cottage cheese'... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | New York in the 1970s was known for crime and drugs - and dance, which was for a terpsichorean moment the most vital performing art in America... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | Leo Steinberg, art historian, critic, provocateur, raconteur, has died... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | In 1984 Thomas Pynchon wondered if it was "O.K. to be a Luddite." Today, is it even possible?... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | 'Craving solitude: It''s been deemed suspect - or worse, evidence of a psychological ailment. But being alone makes us better social animals'... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | 'His father had been hacked to death with an ax; his mother left for dead. The son - the prime suspect - took his seat in Ellen Laird''s classroom'... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | '"We have a lot of so-called crap," Gildas Illien admits. No surprise there: He''s spent the past five years archiving the Internet'... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | Your iPhone was very likely assembled by an exhausted, alienated factory worker in China. Suicide is prevalent. This is your conscience calling... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | 'The area around Chernobyl''s destroyed nuclear reactor has become, of all things, a Garden of Eden for wildlife. How about a post-apocalyptic safari?'... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | 'Humans continue to evolve. What''s in store for the species? Think shorter and fatter. So the future belongs to Danny DeVito'... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | Hamada Ben Amor was an unknown Tunisian rapper. Then he uploaded a furious song to Facebook and helped start a revolution... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | 'On August 2, 1943, PT-109, JFK''s boat, went down in the Pacific. Blunders abounded, but the Kennedy clan turned disaster into triumph'... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | Jeanette has a new hobby: Feigning elaborate illnesses in online support groups. "I have never felt more loved and cared for in my entire life"... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | Biological and cyberwars are stealth businesses. Fingerprints are rare; the perpetrators often unknown. Does retaliation have a future?... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | The Cornell professor Daryl Bem claims to have scientific proof that ESP is real. If so, perhaps he anticipated the outrage of colleagues... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | A Russian art collective is under arrest. Its crime? Staging a public orgy at a Moscow science museum... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | 'It''s easy to scoff at 20-something former frat boys, maladroit geeks, slackers who resist the trappings of adulthood. Kay Hymowitz takes the bait'... more »

Jan. 1, 2011 | Is Europe poised for a revival of fascism? The conditions seem ripe: economic collapse, political volatility, antipathy toward minorities... more »

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