| Oct 21, 2010
What do coastlines, clouds, cauliflower and the stock market have in common?
Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot may not have conceived the question, but he provided an answer — one that was compelling in its originality and startling in its usefulness...
| Sep 30, 2010
| 11:50 AM
By Douglas Coupland Scribner, $24
Early in Douglas Coupland's new novel "Generation A," a young Frenchman named Julien rants that he is "angry at the fabric of time, at whatever it is that makes time seem to drag on forever, that makes...
| Sep 15, 2010
For the second time, researchers have used the HIV virus in gene therapy to cure a severe genetic disease, this time the blood disorder beta-thalassemia, which causes life-threatening anemia.
French researchers had previously used a "defanged" version of...
| Aug 17, 2010
PARIS — It may seem backward to travel to one of the most beautiful cities in the world and sit in the dark.
In Paris, there are seemingly endless rues and quais and museums and cafes to explore, which means visitors often hurry past one of the...
| Aug 1, 2010
If clothes can tell a story, the mix of dresses, jewelry, boots, buttons, lace and beading at the West Hollywood boutique Clothespin add up to a novel of epic proportions.
First, there are the never-worn vintage fabrics from the 1940s, cut in 18...
| Jul 11, 2010
The Man Who Wrote 'Lord of the Flies': A Life
Free Press: 574 pp., $32.50
William Golding, the writer, has been a subject for study: reviews and critical essays, a bibliography and more than 100 books about the books....
| Mar 19, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak on Friday named Ahmed Tayeb as the new head of Al Azhar, Sunni Islam's most influential institution, which includes a university and a research center. Tayeb has presided over Al Azhar's university since 2003 and will........
| Mar 13, 2010
| 4:32 PM
A moderate cleric is in line to assume a powerful post in the Sunni Muslim world. The sudden death of Sheik Mohammed Sayed Tantawi, the top cleric at Al Azhar in Cairo, on Wednesday has prompted instant speculation on who......
| Feb 24, 2010
| 11:58 AM
Event: Jumpstart Your Career in the Wine Industry - An Insightful Webinar
Date: March 19, 2010
Time: 12pm - 1:30pm
Description: Are you a wine enthusiast, aficionado? Ever dreamt of becoming a sommelier, wine shop owner or even winemaker? Do you want...
| Jan 31, 2010
When Grace McCann Morley became director of the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1935, she knew what she wanted to focus on: the art of her time. "If art of today is today overlooked or misunderstood, the loss is serious," she once wrote. "Art fails then to...
| Jan 28, 2010
Howard Zinn, a professor, author and social activist who inspired a generation on the American left and whose book "A People's History of the United States" sold more than 1 million copies and redefined the historical role of working-class people as...