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Fight of the century: how boxing shaped modern media

Fight of the century: how boxing shaped modern media

Boxing matches changed the course of not only professional sports, but also broadcasting as we know it.

The long history of criminalising suicide

The long history of criminalising suicide

Suicide is still against the law in many countries. How did it come to be considered a crime in the first place?

Sydney v Melbourne: a history

Sydney v Melbourne: a history

This isn't just about lockout laws or 'livable city' awards, the stark divides have been there since the early 1800s.

There are plenty of lessons to learn from the past, but let’s get the history right

There are plenty of lessons to learn from the past, but let’s get the history right

In the face of increasingly absurd debate about Hitler and socialism, liberals would be wise to read up on the finer details before history repeats itself.

Yale Diaries: the role of historians in Trump’s America

Yale Diaries: the role of historians in Trump’s America

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

Trump’s ideological roots can be traced back to well before Hitler, to 18th-century France

Trump’s ideological roots can be traced back to well before Hitler, to 18th-century France

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.

Keane: stuck in the Eternal Return of the commentary cycle

Keane: stuck in the Eternal Return of the commentary cycle

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.

Mourn for lost Palmyra, but it is not yours

Mourn for lost Palmyra, but it is not yours

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.

Crikey 15: media revolution — a 2001 timeline

Crikey 15: media revolution — a 2001 timeline

As part of our ongoing 15th birthday celebrations, Crikey looks back at 2001, the year that was.

Mass revolution or mass con? Universities and open courses

Mass revolution or mass con? Universities and open courses

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.