Bill Miller, the legendary value investor (and former philosophy student), has given the largest gift ever to a philosophy department, at Johns Hopkins University.
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Known for his multivolume biography of Lyndon B. Johnson, Mr. Caro helped inspire a citywide cultural festival organized by Carnegie Hall.
After a discreet tug-of-war with the playwright’s estate and Yale, the University of Texas has acquired the papers, including an “Aladdin’s cave” of unpublished material.
Trump versus Hollywood. Echoes of the Confederacy. Taylor Swift and the alt-right. Here’s a not-so-nostalgic look back at some of the year’s fiercest fights.
Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year drew some bafflement and derision. We asked readers to do better.
Mr. West, a fierce critic of President Obama from the left, called Mr. Coates “the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle.” Twitter wasn’t happy.
Oxford Dictionaries chose “youthquake” as the international Word of the Year, which has some people scratching their heads. Do you have a better idea?
A term apparently coined to describe 1960s Swinging London came back in coverage of Britain’s elections, and beat out contenders like “Antifa” and “kompromat.”
The Harry Ransom Center in Texas has digitized and made available roughly half of the novelist’s archive, including a draft of an unpublished memoir.
A recently surfaced original daguerreotype taken in 1843 of John Quincy Adams will be auctioned at Sotheby’s in October.