How the Giving Pledge, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett's quest to get billionaires to donate half their wealth to charity, will impact philanthropy and the world's needy.
The Gulf oil spill reminds us that Americans are the most voracious consumers on earth. Until we break the bonds of slavery to personal comfort, no president can make us energy independent.
A French aristocrat and his British servant travel to America to study its penal system in this unlikely but delightful early 19th-century buddy comedy.
Cheekily titled 'Younger Than Jesus,' New Museum's exhibition looks at the freshness and verve of artists under age 33.
A lively look at 1815-1848, America's coming-of-age era.
US exceptionalism had largely been seen here as a messianic rationale for use of power by a nation assuming special prerogatives.
Québec scholar Jean-Denis Gendron traces a 'relaxed, natural' accent to the time of Louis XIV.