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The Puzzle of Roe v. Wade

The Puzzle of Roe v. Wade

It may be a bit of mystery why we care so much about Roe. The Court has issued other blockbuster opinions, and they have mostly faded into obscurity. Debates about… READ MORE

Ep. 137 – Interacting with Color

Ep. 137 – Interacting with Color

Fritz Horstman, the education director at the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, talks us through some of the ideas in his new book, Interacting with Color: A Practical Guide to… READ MORE

Why Does Paris Look the Way it Does?

Why Does Paris Look the Way it Does?

The Tyranny of the Straight Line: Mapping Modern Paris is a cross-disciplinary investigation of nineteenth-century Parisian cartography and its role in shaping a modern conception of space. Here, author Min… READ MORE

Writing a Life

Writing a Life

Chitralekha Zutshi— For historians, writing biographies can be challenging. We are trained to think in terms of broader social and political processes, not individual lives. But while writing the life… READ MORE

A Watershed Moment in Naval History

A Watershed Moment in Naval History

Paul Kennedy— The soft, warm waters of the Mediterranean lapped gently against the sides of the two great warships anchored across from each other in Malta’s historic Grand Harbour in… READ MORE