Long before Christopher and Magellan, ancient explorers voyaged into the unknown and brought home extraordinary tales.
The chariot survived ancient eruptions and modern-day looters to become a part of the world heritage site.
Did the 20th century bring a breakthrough in how children are treated?
If virtue is insufficient temptation, then the internet makes sure we are never lacking.
Why do we celebrate Halloween, and what have pumpkins got to do with it?
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
In 1919, Woodrow Wilson attempted to rally the U.S. behind the League of Nations. His failure suggested the way forward.
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
America isn't immune to attempts to remove books from libraries and schools, here are ten frequent targets and why you ought to go check them out.
There is no doubt that the historical Jesus, the man who was executed by the Roman State in the first century CE, was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew.
What does it really mean when something is "Dickensian"? Or "Kafkaesque"? Sometimes these words are overused to the point where they lose their meaning. Here's how these and 6 other words got their origin.
Street names can cause diplomatic offence - and sometimes, that's exactly why they're there.
Monty Python’s Terry Jones argues that economics isn’t a science—it’s history! Forgetting that history inevitably dooms us to the next financial crisis.
On the map, the changing fortunes of French baby boys' names look like battles in a weird, unreported war.
Culturally and economically, modern Turkey is at a dangerous crossroads.
Locate any of the 57 trillion three-by-three-metre squares on Earth with just three words.
It’s two more days before you can open the gifts under the tree, but I have some early presents: • Now hear this: I’m on the New Books in Secularism […]
If any painting could be labeled “not safe for work,” it’s Gustave Courbet’s 1866 L’Origine du monde (in English, The Origin of the World; and, once again, NSFW). Banned even […]
This article was originally published on AlterNet. When you hear the word “interfaith,” you might think of people from different religions working together to do charitable deeds: running a soup […]
Savita Halappanavar is dead, and she shouldn’t be. That has to be the beginning and end of anything anyone writes about this. Savita was 31 years old, married, four months […]