Topic: William Shakespeare
As The King James translation of the Bible marks its 400th anniversary, its deep influence and prominence are slipping.
04/12/2011 01:00 pm
Two big new miniseries, 'The Kennedys' and 'The Borgias,' take on historical figures. But in the end, their story lines might tell us more about the present day than they do about history.
04/01/2011 09:04 pm
In Pictures Subway stories
Ides of March: What exactly is an ide anyway? An what does it have to do with Julius Caesar?
03/15/2011 03:26 pm
Each year when March 15 rolls around, many of us grope mentally backward to 9th-grade English class and do our best to remember who exactly who it was that warned Julius Caesar to "Beware the ides of March" and why. But in the years since Shakespeare first coined the phrase in 1599 the fatal date has become well ensconced in literature. To bring yourself up to speed on "ides" literature, here's a beginner's list.
03/15/2011 12:05 pm
Russians must face up to Lenin’s brutal legacy – as Germans did Hitler’s.
03/15/2011 11:30 am
'Black Death' is a garishly violent action horror film that leaves little to the imagination.
03/11/2011 06:12 pm
The perfect Valentine's Day gift: a biography of history's most famous philosopher-lovers.
02/13/2011 07:00 am
An online guide to green living, the Coachella music festival, British academy awards, a documentary on Eliot Spitzer, and more recommendations.
02/07/2011 03:28 pm
Award-winning writer Roger Rosenblatt explains what he has learned about teaching his craft.
02/03/2011 06:05 am