| Mar 26, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Thundering across a field at a full canter toward his "adversary," an 18th-century soldier raises his sword and slashes through a melon? Horseman David Loda will reenact this and other mock battle scenes as Lieutenant Colonel David Humphreys, aide-de-camp...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:07 PM
WASHINGTON — Two-fifths of the nation's public school districts offer no preschool programs, and most of those that do offer only part-day programs. Black students account for less than a fifth of those in preschool across the nation but make up...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Recently, I received a message from one of my Facebook friends saying, "Thanks bro, I wouldn't have been able to do it without y'all." It was from Sean, one of the boys I mentored as an undergraduate at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., who...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 6:30 PM
John Maynard Keynes is recognized as one of the great historical economists. Aside from his theoretical work, though, he accomplished something few other academic economists have: He was a successful investor. Keynes used his expertise to build a...
| 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...
| Mar 9, 2014
Dr. Sherwin B. Nuland was a respected surgeon and bioethicist at Yale University and author of two modestly successful books when he was approached in the early 1990s by a young literary editor. The agent was looking for someone to write a book about what...
| Mar 9, 2014
Laszlo Bock, the head of human resources at Google, made quite a splash with his announcement last year that the technology firm has changed the way it hires people. Gone are the brainteaser-style interview questions that so many candidates abhorred....
| 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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Dr. danah boyd (she prefers to style her name in lowercase letters) is a cutting-edge scholar of technology (at Microsoft Research Center, New York University, and Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society) and a youth advocate with the daunting...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:51 PM
Free entertainment online is nothing new, but what if you could access a form of entertainment and enrichment over the Internet that others pay thousands of dollars for and that keeps you occupied for weeks at a time?
That's one of the allures of MOOCs...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Ansel Elkins has been selected as the winner of the 2014 Yale Younger Poets Prize. The competition is among the oldest literary awards in the U.S.
Elkins' manuscript "Blue Yodel" was selected by judge Carl Phillips, who praised her work in a release....