July 7, 2013 Thousands of soldiers died at the Battle of Gettysburg, but that number might have been higher had it not been for Jonathan Letterman, chief medical officer of the Union's Army of the Potomac. In Surgeon in Blue, Scott McGaugh explores Letterman's long-lasting legacy.
July 7, 2013 Fulcrum Acoustic speakers are in some of the hottest clubs in Hollywood, Vegas and Singapore. They're also in Bible-Belt churches and Disney World. Joan Baez uses them for her stage rig. They're made in a tiny enclave outside Boston, by a small team that prides itself on making its work "invisible."
July 7, 2013 Austrian writer Adalbert Stifter's 1845 novella Rock Crystal is the seemingly simple tale of two children who get lost in a snowfall on Christmas Eve. But author Susan Choi says the story perfectly captures humanity at its humblest and most resilient.
July 6, 2013 As head chef of El Bulli, the widely influential Ferran Adria revolutionized modernist cuisine. Now, the man hailed as the "Salvador Dali of the kitchen" is the subject of an experimental new art exhibit in London.
July 6, 2013 Two longtime gardeners share the changes they've seen over the years at Hillwood Estate in Washington, D.C. As blooming times become more sporadic, new flowers stand out as stars and an unwelcome fungus springs to life. Take notes: Your garden might benefit from some adjustments.