At a moment when there is a longstanding heated debate over how artists and pop culture figures should engage in social activism, the life and career of musical legend Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington offers a model of how to do it right.
For the first time in 217 years, a Japanese emperor will cede his place on the imperial throne.
Payments from tobacco companies help support health care for low-income people served by state Medicaid programs.
Congestion pricing forces users to reevaluate their travel patterns.
Defining a standard to identify partisan – and possibly illegal – gerrymandering.
Despite conservation efforts, the global rate of loss of tropical forests is accelerating, reaching a 15-year high in 2016.
One of the challengers at this year’s Oscars is “The Favourite,” a film set in the early 18th-century court of British monarch Queen Anne. But how does the portrayal of these women stack up against the historical reality?
As cities strive to improve the quality of life for their residents, many are working to promote walking and biking. Such policies make sense, since they can, in the long run, lead to less traffic, cleaner air and healthier people. But the results aren’t all positive, especially in the short to medium term.
As a historian of contemporary art, she wanted to learn more about a headline-grabbing work. So she followed the artist’s directive and saw it for herself.
The look, feel and functionality of the modern American office can be traced back to the work of one woman.