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Joshua Bell, Busker Redux

Joshua Bell, a world-renowned violinist, tries busking in Washington's metro.
(L-R) Cate Blanchett and Isabelle Huppert in a scene from Sydney Theatre Company's production of "The Maids" by Jean Genet; August 7, 2014 at New York City Center; presented by Lincoln Center Festival 2014.
CAST
Claire Cate Blanchett
Solange Isabelle Huppert
Mistress Elizabeth Debicki
Director Benedict Andrews

The “Failure” of Jean Genet’s The Maids

Jean Genet called his 1947 play, "The Maids" a failure. Why?

Melville Reborn, Again and Again

A scholar traces Herman Melville's reputation in American and British literary circles.
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (Sept. 28, 2012) Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell reads to children at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Child Development Center. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class James R. Turner/Released) 120928-N-KA046-055
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The Public Wife: Is Maureen McDonnell to Blame for Her Husband’s Downfall?

Maureen McDonnell was found guilty, along with her husband, Gov. Bob McDonnell. What role do spouses have in political scandals?
PITTSBURGH-September 8: Poet Terrance Hayes at his home in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 8, 2014, shortly after being named a MacArthur Foundation Fellow for 2014.

MacArthur Fellow/Poet Terrance Hayes Explores the Blues in Poetry

A collection of poetry by Terrance Hayes, in honor of his recent MacArthur win.
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The Many Meanings of McDonalds

McDonalds means different things in different places.

New Organism Might Represent One of Life’s Earliest Forms

Dendrogramma enigmatica, an organism discovered in the 1980s, may be one of the earliest lifeforms.

Finding Your Place by Looking at Maps

American maps in the early 19th century.

Space Is The Place: The US, USSR, and Space Exploration

Even during the Cold War, US and Russian cooperation succeeded in space exploration.

How will Apple Pay Change Our Lives? Ask a Kenyan.

U.S. journalists have leapt on Apple's announcement of its new digital wallet , Apple Pay, as the signal that wallets are on the way out. Soon, Americans wi