Bob Dylan was not so much a sponge as an alchemist, taking common materials and creating new art.
A federal judge has ruled that competitive cheerleading is not a sport. That is likely to disappoint many of the 3.7 million youths involved in cheer, as it probably should. But there's something about noncompetitive cheerleading that is worth holding on to.
Scientist-astronaut Edward G. Gibson has just exited the Skylab extravehicular activity hatchway. Astronaut Gerald P. Carr, Skylab 4 commander, took this picture during the final Skylab spacewalk that took place on Feb. 3, 1974. Carr was above on the Apollo Telescope Mount when he shot this frame of Gibson.
How cuisine and culture collaborated to cook up an American identity.
A poem in Walt Whitman's 'Leaves of Grass' describes a 'strange huge meteor-procession dazzling and clear shooting over our heads.' Researchers now believe they know what he was referring to.
The horror of the Civil War revolutionized the treatment of US war casualties.
Short reviews of three delightful poetry collections.