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  • 'The Power of Pictures' at the Beinecke Offers a Walk Through Visual History

    'The Power of Pictures' at the Beinecke Offers a Walk Through Visual History
    Humans have been communicating using pictures for at least 40,000 years — far longer than they have with alphabets and language. Yale University's Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been in existence for only 50 of those years, but the...
  • Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'

    Q&A: Donna Tartt on 'The Goldfinch'
    Novelist Donna Tartt doesn't publish very often — her engrossing new book, “The Goldfinch,” is her first since 2002's “The Little Friend,” which itself trailed her wildly popular fictional debut, “The Secret History,&...
  • Miley Cyrus smokes a joint and twerks with a little person

    Miley Cyrus smokes a joint and twerks with a little person
    Miley Cyrus has dipped once again into the big book of attention-getting stunts at awards shows. This time it was at the MTV Eurpean Music Awards in Amsterdam, where she lit up what looked like a joint on stage while accepting her award for best video...
  • Miley Cyrus smoking a joint at MTV EMAs: Worrisome or wearisome?

    Miley Cyrus smoking a joint at MTV EMAs: Worrisome or wearisome?
    Miley Cyrus sparked up what appeared to be a joint at the MTV European Music Awards on Sunday in Amsterdam, scandalizing some and giving new meaning to scandal burnout for others. Oh yeah, she also twerked again, butt-first into the face of a little...
  • Paying alcoholics in beer to clean Amsterdam streets: Good or bad?

    Paying alcoholics in beer to clean Amsterdam streets: Good or bad?
    A group of chronic alcoholics was a nuisance in Amsterdam’s Oosterpark. So the group was put to work -- in exchange for beer, Agence France-Presse reports. Thanks to a program supported by donations and state funds, they work three days a week,...
  • Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer and tobacco to clean streets

    Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer and tobacco to clean streets
    Amsterdam has found a unique way to keep its streets clean and keep the city's alcoholics out of trouble in the process.  The Rainbow Foundation project, which is funded by the Dutch state and donations, is "hiring" alcoholics to clean city streets....
  • Clinical depression may accelerate aging process, study says

    Severe depression doesn't just affect the mind, it may also attack the body on a cellular level by speeding up the aging process, according to a new study. In a paper published Tuesday in the journal Molecular Psychology, researchers in California and...
  • Queen Elizabeth: Should she stay or should she go?

    Queen Elizabeth: Should she stay or should she go?
    So here’s the real question about the Tuesday ceremony in Amsterdam in which Queen Beatrix abdicated and passed the robe (they don’t wear crowns) to her son, Willem-Alexander, who just turned 46: Did Britain's Prince Charles, who was in...
  • Anne Frank: remembering her on her birthday

    Anne Frank was born June 12, 1929, 84 years ago today. During her short 15 years, she kept a diary and wrote there sorting out her emotions, describing her crushes and despair, her desires and dreams. She kept the diary from 1942 to '44, the two years...
  • For the record

    Mike Kelley: An article in the Dec. 26 Calendar section about the new retrospective of work by Los Angeles artist Mike Kelley at Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum said that the exhibition covered nearly 2,000 square feet on two floors of the museum's Benthem...
  • Needles found in sandwiches on Delta flights; FBI investigating

    Needles found in sandwiches on Delta flights; FBI investigating
    Several passengers this weekend chomped into turkey sandwiches served on Delta Air Lines flights – and discovered sewing needles. The FBI has now launched a criminal investigation into the finds, which occurred on four Delta flights bound to the U....
  • Smith: Women will always want romance

    On July 18, I rode a Thalys train from Paris to Amsterdam. Early in the 3.5-hour trip I met a businesswoman from Israel on her way to Amsterdam. Our conversation in the lounge car took an interesting turn after I asked whether being a woman was a...