In Chicago in1934, notorious mobster John Dillinger had just finished watching Manhattan Melodrama, an archetypal New York crime movie, before being gunned down by FBI agents near the Biograph Theater. Since then, many fine vintage films ab... more

May 14, 2014 1:07 AM A&E Feature

Isaac Hayes died today at age 65. His death is particularly shocking because, though he’d suffered a stroke last year, physically Hayes was just about as fit as ever: trim, muscular, and fittingly, given the nature of his music, seemingly virile. .. more

Aug 10, 2008 4:00 AM On Music

During the Middle Ages, Western Europe was a backwater. In When Asia Was the World, Univer When Asia Was the World, ,Books more

Mar 26, 2008 12:00 AM Books