The stand up comic's archive holds a lifetime of proven punch lines
March 2007 | By Owen Edwards
Novelist and gozzard Paul Theroux ruminates about avian misconceptions, anthropomorphism and March of the Penguins as "a travesty of science"
December 2006 | By Paul Theroux
Remembering martial law 25 years later
December 01, 2006 | By Chai Woodham
Because of a Lewis Hine photograph, Addie Card became the poster child of child labor. But what became of Addie Card?
September 2006 | By Elizabeth Winthrop
Though the artist doesn't think of himself as a painter of portraits, a new exhibition makes the case that they are key to his work.
August 2006 | By Matthew Gurewitsch
Space shuttle-watchers took their place in the sun, not yet awakened to the true risks of exploring the heavens.
August 2006 | By Henry Allen
The author behind the authoritative retelling of the 1911 fire describes how he researched the tragedy that killed 146 people
August 2006 | By David von Drehle
In the wake of his death, controversy still surrounds painter Andrew Wyeth's stature as a major American artist
June 2006 | By Henry Adams
In 1984, Peter Feldstein set out to photograph every last person in Oxford, Iowa. Two decades later, he's doing it again, creating a unique portrait of heartland America
June 2006 | By Stephen G. Bloom
The irreverent, rowdy revolution set the trajectory of 20th-century art
May 2006 | By Paul Trachtman
Dedicated metalsmiths help a Memphis museum revive a lost American art form
May 2006 | By Matt Dellinger
Thanksgiving leftovers260 tons in allgave birth to an industry
December 2004 | By Owen Edwards
"Your Show of Shows," starring Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca, pioneered madcap TV humor in the 1950s.
September 2004 | By Owen Edwards
At first, nobody bought Chester Carlson's strange idea. But trillions of documents later, his invention is the biggest thing in printing since Gutenburg
August 2004 | By David Owen
A fully restored VulcanBirmingham, Alabama's 100-year-old statueresumes it's rightful place in town
March 2004 | By Jeff Book
Raymond Damadian refuses to take his failure to win a Nobel Prize, for a prototype MRI machine, lying down
December 2003 | By Rick Weiss
Groundbreaking art shines at the extraordinary new Dia: Beacon museum on New York's Hudson River
September 2003 | By Amei Wallach
A witness to the first ascent of Mount Everest 50 years ago this month recalls Edmund Hillary's aplomb, Tenzing Norgay's grace and other glories of the "last earthly adventure"
May 2003 | By Jan Morris
Ever since Britain carved the nation out of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, the land long known as Mesopotamia has been wracked by instability
May 2003 | By Jonathan Kandell
The Mexican artist's myriad faces, stranger-than-fiction biography and powerful paintings come to vivid life in a new film
November 2002 | By Phyllis Tuchman