A church facing setbacks elsewhere finds an unlikely foothold.
China’s president has staked his reputation on fulfilling the “Chinese Dream.” Here’s what he envisions.
A look at some of 2010's most remarkable thinking
Harvey Sach's new book, "The Ninth: Beethoven and the World in 1824," sheds new light on an old question
No, YOU've got an outsized sense of justice
Why do some pieces cause a physical reaction in the listener? Seven works that will make your hair stand on end.
What do classical music and electronica have in common? A lot, actually.
An exploration of the instrument's legacy in classical music and its continuing influence today on everything from rap to rock.
Like athletes, musicians must meet physical requirements to excel in their field. The third in a series on appreciating classical music.
The second in a series on how to appreciate Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven in an age of Radiohead, Outkast, and Animal Collective
An interview with the technology writer about his new book, The Shallows, and the Internet's effect our brains
If you're under 30, you probably don't listen to much Bach. The first in a series of posts about why you should.
Beltway pundits waste no time making predictions
A 2010 pairing: well-wishing from the Oval Office, and a foul-mouthed outburst to test the FCC
The American giant attempts a hostile takeover of the British candy company. What's at stake?