January 17, 2018 1
Among the crises present the annual meeting of the American Historical Association, the question of historians' responsibility to explain -- and answer for -- the Trump presidency was a prominent one, writes Yale correspondent Emma Shortis
February 24, 2017 7
Donald Trump isn't the end of the Enlightenment. But he draws his strength from some of the same turmoil that accompanied the eruption of rational, democratic thought in the 18th century.
September 9, 2016 18
RUOK Day is the latest addition to the liturgical calendar, where the same comment pieces are written (and "taken down" on social media) and nothing ever changes.
May 21, 2015
Islamic State's destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra is heartbreaking. But its history and artifacts do not belong to the world; they belong to Syria alone.
March 2, 2015
As part of our ongoing 15th birthday celebrations, Crikey looks back at 2001, the year that was.
December 18, 2012 3
Free, mass online courses are sweeping the university world. Freelance journalist Erica Cervini signed up to a Princeton subject to see what the fuss was about.
January 31, 2011 104
When it comes to Christopher Pyne, lawyer, republican and politician, a couple of things. First, as a lawyer, it is always important to read documents carefully, writes Tony Taylor co-editor of the upcoming History Wars and the Classroom: Global Perspectives.
December 2, 2010
A group of researchers analysed 300 million events from the last century, compared the dates of each of them and came up with the least exciting day of all in the twentieth century: Sunday, April 11, 1954.
June 8, 2010 5
The tale of King Agamemnon's family is so dysfunctional that it makes The Simpsons look run-of-the mill, says Lloyd Bradford Syke. Enjoy a bloody night out with STC's Residents.
June 2, 2010 11
There isn’t a much more focused, or masculine, way to start the day than shaving with a straight razor. Try it, says Mark Andrews.
May 25, 2010
Jane Austen was hardly a household name when she died in 1817, but in the 1870s, "Austenmania" started spreading around the globe -- and it isn't dying out any time soon.
May 24, 2010
Classic video game Pac-Man is celebrating 30 years of being chased by ghosts, eating dots and finding Ms Pac-Man inappropriately hot. Wired has a great interview with its creator Toru Iwatani about how the game came to life.
May 21, 2010
The more you read the Gospels, the less you seem to know about who Jesus really was. Adam Gopnik goes searching through the texts to find some truth.
May 20, 2010
Electric cars may be all the hype now, but they've actually been around since the 1890s. And although today's models look a bit schmicker, they'll still only drive you about as far as they did over a century ago.
May 18, 2010
The Poynter Institute's interactive timeline identifying the 200 key moments in journalism from 2000-2009 that have shaped the current media landscape.
May 18, 2010 1
Historian Manning Clark left an indelible mark on this country and our thinking. But he was a man wracked with demons, as Brian Matthews' brilliant biography shows, writes Brendan Gullifer.
May 17, 2010
The game itself may be often long, tedious and uneventful, but the sport of cricket has a colourful and controversial history. From the multi-million dollar fraud that was the Caribbean league to last year's Pakistani shootings, a look at the game's dark side.
May 12, 2010 13
Disraeli's famous line that "England does not love coalitions" will once again be put to the test, and for the Liberal Democrats, a coalition comes with particularly bad precedents.
May 12, 2010
Veteran journo Alex Beam reminisces on cutting his news industry chops at Newsweek in the 1970s: it was "like an upside-down journalism school" where he learned lots of bad habits -- like poaching content from TIME.
April 29, 2010
Charles Dickens was a great writer, but a fairly awful human being, says Christopher Hitchens. Still: who better to write about lives of misery and misfortune than someone who knew it so well?