A 150-year-old document bans Queen Elizabeth and other guests from dancing in the Royal Box at London's Royal Albert Hall.
Prince Andrew's involvement with Jeffrey Epstein has been a cause of great controversy and scandal for the royal family. If the case between the prince and Virginia Giuffre goes to court, it certainly won't be the first time a royal has been called to testify. Richard Fitzwilliams, a royal commentator, talks about the current state of the royal family, while historian, Catharine Arnold, shares the scandalous story of Prince Andrew's great, great grandfather Edward VII (Bertie) and his tribulations in court. Can we take lessons for today from this historical royal scandal?
Ida B. Wells was born into slavery in 1862 and was actively involved in exposing racism in the U.S., writing about race and politics in the South.
Buckingham Palace will host a pudding contest as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations to be named after the 95-year-old monarch.
Today most societies take the A.D. time system for granted. That wasn’t always the case.
"Travels With George: In Search of Washington and His Legacy" by Nathaniel Philbrick; Viking (375 pages, $30) ——— There's been an impressive flurry of recent books on George Washington, volumes about him as spymaster during the Revolution, his relations with Native Americans, even a breezy biography titled "You Never Forget Your First." This book, Philbrick's third on George, is an insightful ...
The digital unwrapping revealed tantalizing details about the life and death of the Egyptian king for the first time since the mummy was discovered in 1881.
LOS ANGELES — Can a single object contain within it the narratives of a family and an entire nation? If so, for Joan Didion that item may have been a potato masher. The masher in question — a humble kitchen implement whose creation dates to the first half of the 19th century — made the arduous overland journey west some time in 1846-87 with her ancestors, the Cornwalls, a faction of the ...
After seven years, two apartments and one city, Stephen Krotseng and Taylor Barstow became engaged. After replanning their wedding twice because of COVID, they were finally able to celebrate.
LOS ANGELES — When Matthew Specktor decided to start writing in earnest as a college sophomore, Joan Didion was on his mind. Specktor, who grew up a few blocks from Didion’s Santa Monica home in the early 1980s, wanted to write about Los Angeles too, and he understood that Didion not only offered historical context — she was historical context. “She set me back 10 years, because I had to write ...
Using a micro spatula with a chisel tip, conservators painstakingly pried the lid from the walls. Then Gov. Ralph Northam lifted the top, looked up at the swarm of cameras and expressed a look of amazement.
"It's a stunning revelation," said maritime archaeologist James Delgado of the Florida-based SEARCH Inc.
A social history of Concord in the 19th century examines the ways changes in the town influenced Emerson and Thoreau. "The Transcendentalists and Their World" by Robert A. Gross; Farrar, Straus, and Giroux (864 pages, $40) ——— Ralph Waldo Emerson relocated to Concord, Massachusetts, in 1834 to live with the Rev. Ezra Ripley, his step-grandfather. On July 4, 1837, at the dedication of a ...
Lincoln was the last city in Nebraska to have a mask mandate.