Economic crisis and political disorder after the Panic of 1837.
Author/Actor Charlie Schroeder embeds with war reenactors—and lives to write “Man of War: My Adventures in the World of Historical Reenactment.”
Unable to settle on a candidate, Americans Elect falls out of the 2012 presidential race. What’s next for the non-profit, non-partisan political group?
Recent research suggests AIDS has been in the human population longer than previously believed, and that in parts of Africa, homegrown initiatives have been more successful at preventing the spread of HIV than the efforts of Western donors.
In the 1960s, Americans were focused on space and the idea of sending a man to the moon. In the meantime, a scrappy group of sea-dwelling divers were looking down—to the bottom of the ocean—and opening a vast undersea world to human exploration.
In “Leningrad,” author Anna Reid recounts the siege and contends that the death toll would have been far lower under a different sort of government, one better prepared and more responsive to the challenges faced by the city’s citizens.