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We're Taking You to Bellevue

Pulitzer Prize–winning N.Y.U. historian David Oshinsky, director of the Division of Medical Humanities at the N.Y.U. Langone Medical Center, talks about his latest book, Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital ...

January 17, 2017 — Steve Mirsky

The Social Benefits of Dinner Parties

Large group meals that are sponsored and produced by specific individuals are a luxury—both in terms of the foods that are served in these settings and the event itself—but they are also ripe with obligation. ...

January 16, 2017 — Krystal D'Costa
How to Draw with Math

How to Draw with Math

The regularity of natural patterns can lead artists to use mathematical concepts in works of art

January 9, 2017 — Hamid Naderi Yeganeh

Best Science Books of 2016

Barbara Kiser, books and arts editor at Nature, talks about her favorite science books of 2016, especially three works about the little-known history of women mathematicians.

December 31, 2016 — Barbara Kiser and Steve Mirsky

The Importance of Holiday Cards

Sending written holiday greetings is not a new tradition. Holiday cards are new, however. Where did this practice come from and why does it persist?

December 24, 2016 — Krystal D'Costa
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