Vice Magazine's newest fashion spread depicted models dressed like Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath, and others in the act of committing suicide. The photos were taken down after a public outcry.
New York Times critic Dwight Garner stopped at book-centered destinations throughout the Big Apple. 'I was smitten all over again,' Garner wrote after his excursion.
Fellowes, author of 'The World of Downton Abbey' and 'The Chronicles of Downton Abbey' and niece of 'Downton' creator Julian Fellowes, discusses how the sets keep master and servants separated, why American and British audiences aren't that different, and more.
A loose young woman in Nazi-era Berlin. A titanic failure of courage on the Titanic. A Supreme Court justice with a thing for hot blondes. An American president's scandalous love child. Book authors answered questions about these earthy topics and many more – from sandwiches to Shakespeare – during Monitor interviews with me this year. Here's a baker's dozen of the memorable things that these authors had to say. Click on the links to read the full interviews.
Five forms of new technology that can change the world: From the computer that beats humans on "Jeopardy!" to cellphone apps for African pick-and-hoe farmers, to satellites that spy on human rights abusers.
Watson on Jeopardy: After a shaky start, the IBM computer won against two of Jeopardy's best contestants. Having Watson on Jeopardy may have been an interesting challenge for IBM, but what will come of it?