(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?
A black and white portrait photograph of Herman Melville.

Melville Reborn, Again and Again

A scholar traces Herman Melville's reputation in American and British literary circles.
Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell reads to children at the Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story Child Development Center.

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.
Various Dendrogamma, a new species, shown to scale and from several perspectives to show the tops, sides, and length of the organisms

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.
Illustrated imagining of American and Soviet spacecrafts docking from 1973.

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

Even during the Cold War, US and Russian cooperation succeeded in space exploration.
Close-up of individual tapping a smart phone

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

Cell phones have transformed the economic lives of people in Africa in all sorts of ways.
A young coyote in a field.

Gotham Coyote Project

Coyotes in New York City? You bet. Read more about carnivores living in urban areas.
Various fruit with a sectioned orange in the foreground

Train Your Brain to Prefer Healthy Food?

Researchers in Boston found that it may be possible to train the brain to unconsciously prefer healthier, more nutritious foods.