Medical History of a Transplant Surgery Not for Patients

SPARE PARTSHistory of Medicine Throughout the History of Transplant Surgeryby Paul Craddock Paul Craddock’s “Spare Parts: A History of Medicine Through the History of Transplant Surgery” opens the middle operation as a donor organ (this lifeless gray mass as Craddock describes it) is sutured into place. The clamps are released, the new kidney appears to …

Jimmy Kimmel: Today is ‘A Stunning Day in The History of This’

“Yes, when Biden first arrived, a Secret Service agent said, ‘Old McDonald is at the farm. EIEIO.’” — JIMMY FALLON “But it’s weird: Biden really got into a cornfield at one point and slowly disappeared: ‘The votes will come if you build it better,’” he said. — JIMMY FALLON Tracks Worth Watching Jimmy Fallon and …

Francis Fukuyama Predicted the End of History. He’s Back (Again).

“It looked like I was ahead in the 1990s and early 2000s, but after 9/11 people started arguing that he was right,” he said. “But I don’t think it’s certain that I will lose.” He believes that liberal democracy is not an accidental, culturally contingent by-product of a particular historical moment, as some of its …

The Renovated Hall of the Natural History Museum Holds Treasures and Sorrows

Made from wood, iron, plant fiber and animal nerves, the 10 models of men rowing a canoe are a beautiful object that will catch the attention of most viewers. But for the Haa’yuups, head of the Huupa’chesat-h First Nation’s Takiishtakamlthat-h House on Vancouver Island, Canada, it also has mystical power. A spirit canoe represents the …

The Woman Written from the History of Dance

LA NIJINSKAChoreographer of the Modernby Lynn Garafola It’s gratifying that a biographer and his subject line up as perfectly as the two. Everything in Lynn Garafola’s previous life – authoring a major work on Serge Diaghilev’s Russian Ballets Russes, researching other ballet and modern dance companies, teaching Barnard’s elite dance department for years – has …

Looking Inside and Back at the History Books Biennial

VENICE — It begins in the eyes: shy or seductive, open or closed, the watery borders between mind and world. German surrealist has students Unica ZürnConsistent from dense, automatic black wavy lines. Ulla Wiggen’s giant irises, each unique as a fingerprint and capable of unlocking a credit card or blocking a border, painted up close …

South Korea’s Recent Art History On Display at TEFAF New York

Seoul — The seven artists to be represented by this city’s Gallery Hyundai at TEFAF New York reflect not only the 52-year history of the gallery but also the art history of South Korea in the decades after the Korean War. While many galleries will display contemporary art, Gallery It celebrates South Korea’s roots in …