Even if machines do take over the world, economic theory suggests it will pay for them to keep humans around
Technology may have lessened our dependence on it, but downsizing it would carry a massive cost
There are a higher number of talented musicians than every before, which makes the job market for performers especially competitive
Times were tougher in the 1930s than they are now, so why did hard-hit Brits act more civilized during the Great Depression?
Tobacco isn't healthy—but by promoting sociability it very well might promote a healthy democracy
As in decades and centuries past, this economic crisis could provide an opportunity for graphic innovation—at your local corner store
A great work of architecture survives the deplorable attitude of its creator
Some of the world's most infamous killers have cited books and movies as their inspiration
A Vermont-based writer is preserving ancient scripts by carving them into wood
The demise of print has actually increased the study of antique volumes
Playgrounds shouldn't be dangerous, but they've probably become too safe—and the safety is keeping children from maturing
A Washington Post critic pans a new Smithsonian show for all the wrong reasons
Hard times can inspire bursts of imagination, as seen in the colorful, scandalous pages of 1930s-era comic books
New research based on a group of Harvard undergrads raises questions about how much we rely on the Internet for knowledge
By 2020, the number of university professors over the age of 68 could very well outnumber those in their 30s
Learning to navigate convention while expressing individuality can be subtle and tricky. But the basics are all in the wrist.n the wrist.
An Edinburgh pen maker, trading on the popularity of Charles Dickens and Sir Walter Scott, featured its three models with this jingle
An ex-prostitute reviews a john's memoir for The New York Times
A new exhibition recalls when smoking was the world's favorite vice
Does academic superiority equate to a better quality of life, or is it just a factor?