The Oscar-winning filmmaker and noted historian explain their collaboration on the text and companion Showtime project, The Untold History of the United States, and bring some historical perspective to this year’s presidential race.
Comedian Ed Helms also plays a mean banjo.
The tragic story of an early Olympic hero.
This week, new evidence has emerged suggesting Earhart, along with navigator Fred Noonan, spent her final days subsisting on fish, mollusks and seabirds on a remote and uninhabited Japanese coral atoll.
Share your thoughts on our blogger Jeremy Freed’s latest discovery.
The historian and author of the new text Civilization explains why the G-20 Summit was a washout and why Greece and Italy are “too big to bail.”
Find out who our blogger Jeremy Freed thinks gets it right in recreating vintage aesthetics in music.
Scripted TV vs. real life? Our modern culture blogger is looking forward to comparing notes on his newfound obsession, Boardwalk Empire, with Ken Burns’ new epic documentary on prohibition.
Despite the fact that they’re expensive, heavy and utterly impractical, I have a thing for art books (or coffee table books, as they’re often called) and have a fairly good — and rapidly growing collection of them. I’m not looking forward to moving with them, but I’ll deal with that when I have to (and [...]
Historian and best-selling author discusses her latest text, A World on Fire, and explains what she feels is one of the greatest tragedies of the Civil War.