YIVO Vilna Project Will Digitize Jewish History

It's an exciting time for Yiddish scholarship. The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has announced the start of its YIVO Vilna Project, a $5.25 million, 15-year endeavor to unite, at last, a collection of treasured documents that has been separated by an ocean for half a century .

Will the Fall of Cable Mean Darker TV?

Last week, HBO and CBS both announced plans for stand-alone online services, leading to much chatter about the end of cable TV as we know it.

Sea Monkeys Make the Ocean Go ‘Round

Turns out ocean currents might be created by…sea monkeys? Seriously.

Remembering and Representing Alan Turing

A 1955 obituary of Turing from the Royal Society is fascinating for what it leaves out of the first draft of history.


The Urban Lawyer

Highlights from the American Bar Association's publication, The Urban Lawyer
WOLF HALL: Lydia-Leonard as Anne Boleyn, Ben Miles as Thomas-Cromwell, Nathaniel Parker as Henry-VIII, Matthew Pidgeon as Stephen Gardiner. Photographer: Johan Persson

Wolf Hall Coming to Broadway in April

The Royal Shakespeare Company's adaptation of Hilary Mantel's best-selling historical novel Wolf Hall comes to Broadway.

Interview with MacArthur Fellow Sarah Deer: Native Women and the Law

MacArthur Fellow Sarah Deer discusses her legal work in preventing sexual violence among the Native American population.

Reading the Landscape

For the past two months, I have been on a researching road trip through the West and Southwest—Colorado, ...

What’s the Return on Investment for Having a Kid?

Raising kids is expensive. What do parents get in return?

Was Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp Un-American?

Were Charlie Chaplin’s Tramp films also subtle critiques of the social inequities of American capitalism?