Category: History

Empires, Wars, Collapse: 1914-2024

Empires, Wars, Collapse: 1914-2024

Iryna Vushko— I was putting the finishing touch on my book on the history of places and people from a hundred years ago and was watching an apocalypse of unprecedented… READ MORE

Provincials, Light and Grass

Provincials, Light and Grass

Sumana Roy— I’d sometimes wonder whether I’d still be a provincial if I were the only person on this planet. The next immediate thought is—are there provinces on other planets?… READ MORE

Earth Month Reading List 2024

Earth Month Reading List 2024

First observed on April 22nd, 1970, Earth Day mobilizes support for environmental protection across the globe. Earth Month emerged in 1990, reconizing the global impact of Earth Day. Celebrate Earth… READ MORE

Making the World at Home

Making the World at Home

Chloe Wigston Smith— Picture this: a young girl sits next to a fireplace, its dim glow brightened by warm candlelight. Her head is bent, and her eyes study the piece… READ MORE

The Sky Turns Black from Smoke

The Sky Turns Black from Smoke

Marci Shore— The Sky Turns Black from Smoke Close to midnight on Tuesday, 18 February 2014, twenty-one-year-old Misha Martynenko, reeking of smoke, returned to the Kiev apartment he shared with… READ MORE

The Houses and Homes of Betty Friedan

The Houses and Homes of Betty Friedan

Rachel Shteir— Writing about Betty Friedan and her famous book that expanded women’s lives, The Feminine Mystique, I often admired the zeal with which she tried to expand her own…. READ MORE

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