New York City's Department of Transportation has taken an artful approach to safety: colorful traffic signs written in haiku. "Poetry has a lot of power," says artist John Morse. "The idea is to bring something to the streetscape that might catch someone's eye."
In a new film based on John le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, the veteran actor reinvents an iconic character — and finds a darker George Smiley than the one Alec Guinness created for British TV.
The New Yorker staff writer has just written a book about the life and legend of America's beloved canine icon Rin Tin Tin. We've invited her to play a game called "Rin Tin Tin is just the be gin gin ginning."
Few things are creepier than the idea of eating another person — even in extreme circumstances. Author Mitchell Zuckoff recommends these three stories where humans are the main course, whether on account of tribal ritual, or of extreme desperation.
In a new book, Pulitzer Prize winning writer Richard Rhodes tells the behind-the-scenes story of movie star--and inventor-- Hedy Lamarr, "the most beautiful woman in the world." Lamarr invented "frequency hopping," a concept that's still used in today's wireless technology.
In her new book, The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper, author Kate Ascher sheds light on the infrastructure and services that make life and work possible in a modern skyscraper. She examines everything that goes into designing, building and maintaining these towering buildings.
Critic David Edelstein looks at two current films starring the actor Michael Fassbender — the anti-erotic drama Shame and the biographical drama A Dangerous Method, both of which grapple with the dangers of desire.
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