Robert Kingston Scott

Distinguished Civil War general turned coldblooded killer

Robert Kingston Scott “As unique a mixture of hero and rogue as ever wore a United States uniform.” Read More


Mona Lisa

The woman everyone recognizes but no one knows.

Mona Lisa In “Mona Lisa: A Life Discovered,” journalist Dianne Hales introduces the reader to the most recognized artistic subject in history. Read More


The Boston Raphael

The Boston Raphael

A Mysterious Painting, an Embattled Museum in an Era of Change, and a Daughter’s Search for the Truth.

“Failure is not a part of the story, it is the story.” —Belinda Rathbone Read More



Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928.

“Stalin's story from birth to 1928, when he inflicted the momentous First Five Year Plan and forced collectivization on the Soviet Union.” Read More

This Day in Failure

March 26th

2009: Peter Stenzel, 52, a Calgary Flames fan living in Columbus, Ohio, is arrested and charged with inducing panic and menacing after making three threatening phone calls to the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets during a game between the two teams at Nationwide Arena in Columbus. Stenzel twice threatens to shoot Blue Jackets’ rookie goaltender Steve Mason, and...

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