| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:40 AM
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...
| Oct 27, 2013
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,&...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:42 PM
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...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:29 PM
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,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 10:28 AM
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....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:22 PM
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...
| Apr 30, 2013
| 6:38 PM
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...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 6:34 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2012
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...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 10:18 AM
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....
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:05 PM
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...