Linton Weeks appears in the following:
Saturday, February 15, 2014
In the late 19th century, the U.S. government compiled a list of popular proverbs to help meteorologists predict the weather. Could some of that folk wisdom help us now?
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In the midst of increased connectivity, are we becoming more disconnected from one another — and ourselves?
Thursday, February 06, 2014
If you don't know the meaning of a word, says Mary Caton Lingold at Duke University, you can look it up in the dictionary, but if you don't know what a particular sound sounds like, where do you go?The Sonic Dictionary, of course.
Monday, February 03, 2014
On the surface, certain academic pursuits may seem trivial, but sometimes odd courses can be instructive and illuminating.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
In wintry weather, it's very important to be aware of the temperature of your skin — according to Professor Popsicle.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
To avoid concussions, bypass drug problems and boost ticket sales, maybe the league should start drafting droids.
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Icy vortices, trains of snowstorms, treacherous temperatures — many people are having to learn some harsh lessons about harsh weather.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
A great director, a soaring soundtrack, the look of a certain period — these factors and more can influence a film's staying power. Which of this season's award-winning flicks will stick?
Friday, January 17, 2014
Politicians of the world have caught on to the fact that Twitter can help get out the party line.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Half a century after the surgeon general's report linking smoking and cancer, the debate rages on.
Saturday, January 11, 2014
From nursery tunes to wedding marches to funeral dirges — what does your soundtrack sound like?
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
In these uncertain times, America turns to its superheroes — for truth, justice and free shipping for everyone.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Christmastime — at least its visible trappings — seems to be getting tackier. There's a bounty of outre in the accoutrements of the season.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
For 100 years the pen has been mightier than the boredom for crossword puzzle aficionados.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
How is the U.S. viewed by the international community? It's complicated.
Sunday, December 15, 2013
Americans abroad — the experience can be temporary — or life-lasting. And there may come a time when your home-away-from- home feels like home.
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Though they may seem still and inert, blocks are constantly evolving.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Durable and imagination-inspiring, blocks can provide a solid foundation for learning and creativity.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
Once the weapon of law enforcement officials, the repellent is available to just about everyone.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
Americans living in other countries share how they see themselves — and the world. "What used to be more different is now less different," says a 17-year resident of Paris.