Arts & Culture
Science connects with the arts and popular culture
Pyro enthusiasts converge on Lake Havasu City, Arizona, for an annual event known as the Western Winter Blast.
A harrowing eye surgery may have given the impressionist painter the ability to see UV light.
The enduring appeal of tie-dye.
How the often-maligned genre was used to train soldiers, explain the weather, and describe the modern world.
Elia Kazan’s 1950 film noir finds new relevance in a moment gripped by pandemic and social unrest.
Anissa Ramirez’s latest book tracks the (sometimes literal) ways technology can shape our lives.
Historian Ingrid Ockert makes a case for the spoken word.
Before Bill Nye the Science Guy, there was Professor Harvey E. White of Continental Classroom.
The silent movie Where Are My Children? is more than a century old, but its central question—who “deserves” access to reproductive rights—still resonates today.
Old films are fragile, flammable, and frequently lost.
The line between science and art was not always so stark.
Sniffing out a peculiar love of books.
An illustration of a biochemist connects two British political icons.
About half of the 1,100 instruments made by master luthier Antonio Stradivari have been lost or destroyed in the past 300 years. Should the instruments that remain be played or preserved?
A memento reveals how the demand for cheap copies of famous paintings helped democratize art ownership in the 19th century.
Can science tell us what makes a Stradivarius so special?
Scientists with disabilities have frequently faced intolerance and prejudice in their careers.
Hippies of the 1960s and 1970s were not necessarily the technophobes they are often made out to be.