What ISIS Wrecked in Nimrud and Hatra
Records of excavations from before the current conflict with ISIS in Iraq can give us an idea of the former grandeur of Nimrud and Hatra.
W. E. B. Du Bois Sets The Stage
A brief communication is revealing window into the life of thinker W. E. B. Du Bois.
Leopold and Loeb, Again
The defense in the trail of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for the Boston Marathon bombing is using Clarence Darrow's strategy in the Leopold and Loeb trial of 1924.
Forgetting Abraham Lincoln
Sarah Browne’s neglect of Lincoln, compared with the ceaseless remembrance of her daughter, did not lessen her desolation over the assassination.
San Gimignano’s Fascist Redesign
The politically-influenced redesign of the famed towers of San Gimigano.
Obscenity and Unintended Consequences
In the Journal of American Studies, Amanda Frisken investigated how an earlier set of standards around obscenity emerged in the 1870s.
The Logan Act
An old American Law, The Logan Act, has suddenly been thrust into the news.
Anonymity and Public Debate—in the 1800s
But 150 years ago in Great Britain, the question of what role anonymity should play in public discourse looked completely different than today.
Kaliningrad for Beginners
An introduction to the Kaliningrad Oblast, surrounded by Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic Sea.
Will the Real St. Patrick Please Stand Up
The "St. Patrick" celebrated on March 17 every year has never existed. He was, and is, a metaphorical, literary, and religious conceit.