Myths about the Texas Revolution obscure a more complex reality.
A guide to captivating an audience, from ancient Rome’s master of the art.
In Rivka Galchen’s novel, an astronomer’s daughter is accused of sorcery.
Plus ‘The Other Black Girl’ and ‘Love and Fury.’
Selected by Peter Caddick-Adams, the author, most recently, of ‘Sand and Steel: A New History of D-Day.’
A story of tech schemes, genetic discoveries and a helmet programmed to give the wearer truly heavenly vibrations.
Conceptions of the afterlife are as varied—and as old—as human culture itself. Even among educated secular moderns, heaven persists.
The family that produced the Gilbert & Sullivan operas also ran the most modern, luxurious and talked-about hotel in London.
‘Dear young colleague,’ Dr. Koven writes, ‘you are not a fraud. Your training will serve you well. Your humanity will serve your patients even better.’
A series of evolutionary ‘trade offs’ means that even healthy bodies operate at the edge of acceptable performance, predictably prone to fail.
Our Summer Books edition features a wealth of vacation-ready reading, including inspirations for travel and fun. Plus a portrait of our patchwork national origins and more.
In the beginning, America was less a country than a collection of states.
Our reviewers on vacation-ready fiction and nonfiction, along with guides to summer pleasures—and our readers weigh in on the books that capture the essence of the season.
Understanding the political force transforming a less-United Kingdom.
From smartphones to satellites, quantum theory is integral to our lives, but its workings can seem like magic.
In his sportswriting as in his fiction, Damon Runyon was focused on the human comedy.
People of African heritage have contributed greatly to Europe’s music, literature and more. But their achievements have long been overlooked.
On every continent, flies have made themselves at home.
In the landscaped playgrounds of the rich, a historian finds innovation cultivated at every turn.
What monuments around the world say about how a global conflict is remembered.