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Napoleon Bonaparte's last horse restored to glory

Even in death, the magnificent Arabian stallion Napoleon Bonaparte rode into battle endured some narrow scrapes — and the ignominy of being smuggled into perfidious Albion to be put on display in Manchester.<p>Battered after two centuries of ups and downs, one of the emperor’s favourite horses is now …

Las Vegas collector stumbles on historic copy of Declaration of Independence

A Las Vegas collector is marking the Fourth of July with a rare find he stumbled upon--a copy of the Declaration of Independence produced in the 1830s.<p>An engraver made 201 facsimiles of the original Declaration of Independence in 1823 using a copper plate. Kevin Kostiner recently discovered that he …

Yale employee battling for job after smashing stained glass depicting slaves

School says Corey Menafee, a dishwasher in Calhoun College’s dining hall, resigned after incident but lawyer says there was agreement to give back his job<p>As an employee at Yale University’s Calhoun College, Corey Menafee was frustrated by a stained glass panel depicting slaves carrying bales of …

Food & Dining

Slaves built the White House, say Obama and historians

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama declared at the Democratic National Convention that the White House she and President Barack Obama have …

Rest in Peace, VCR

An elegy for the machine that let people travel through time—but only by a little<p>The video store, as it is nostalgically remembered, looks like a record shop, or a hookah parlor. Staffed by scruffy burners or neo-hippies who “really know their stuff,” splayed with shelves at all angles, plastered …

Family Heirloom, National Treasure: Rare Photos Show Black Civil War Soldiers

Each of the photos in Capt. William A. Prickitt's album could fit in a locket: headshots of 17 black soldiers who served under the Union Army officer during the Civil War, most of their names handwritten on the mat surrounding the images.<p>At just 2 inches tall, the square, leather-bound album itself …

Black History

Schindler’s Factory Will Be Restored Into a Holocaust Museum

A Czech foundation plans to restore the disused factory where German industrialist Oskar Schindler saved more than a thousand Jews, giving it new …

Steven Spielberg

Four of History’s Worst Political Predictions

How people got it wrong on Churchill, Roosevelt, and more.<p>It certainly has been a year of unpredictable elections.<p>This summer, the United Kingdom shocked the world with its vote to leave the European Union (aka “Brexit”). And on Tuesday, the United States elected Donald Trump as its president, …

18th Century Books Stolen in the Late '50s Found in a Locked Wardrobe

The London Library is getting some long-overdue books back. Several of the library’s historic books dating back to the 18th century or older were …

What Makes Today’s America Different From the Country That Incarcerated the Japanese?

A conversation with a historian about the slow creep of discrimination, from the U.S. government to church groups<p>When Donald Trump and other Republican legislators proposed a ban on Muslim immigration to the United States last November, many commentators turned to history. My colleague Matt Ford …

Winter Solstice Is Coming—Year’s Shortest Day Explained

From astronomy to cultural influences, get the facts about this annual phenomenon.<p>The Northern Hemisphere's procession of dwindling days is about to reach its nadir. The winter solstice is the year's shortest day, but the start of winter also launches the sun's steady climb toward the long, warm …

Standing on the Shoulders of My Ancestors: My Journey through the National Museum of African American History and Culture

On opening day of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C., I crossed the threshold of this …

Who Betrayed Anne Frank? A New Study Suggests Nobody Did

For decades, historians have debated who betrayed Anne Frank and her family.<p>After spending two years eluding Nazi capture while in hiding in …

History

Saving Cambodia's Ancient Silk Legacy

Japanese textile expert Kikuo Morimoto almost single-handedly revived the art of handwoven silks in wartorn Cambodia.<p>Cambodia’s ancient handwoven silk industry, once among the world’s finest, was fading into oblivion before Japanese textiles expert Kikuo Morimoto came along.<p>In a country racked by …

Doctors confirm 200-year-old diagnosis

<b>Doctors have confirmed a diagnosis made more than 200 years ago by one of medicine's most influential surgeons.</b><p>John Hunter had diagnosed a patient in 1786 with a "tumour as hard as bone".<p>Royal Marsden Hospital doctors analysed patient samples and case notes, which were preserved at the museum named …

Ancient Sundial Shaped Like Ham Was Roman Pocket Watch

A new 3-D model of a portable sundial found near Pompeii is helping researchers understand how to operate the "pork clock."<p>While excavating an ancient Roman villa buried in volcanic ash, 18th-century workers found an unusual lump of metal small enough to fit in a coffee mug. Cleaning it revealed …

Can an amateur craftsman, on the floor of his unheated home, duplicate a world-famous violin? That's the central question of the 'Strad Style' doc

He started playing at age 2½ and had his debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra when he was 10. So when film director Stefan Avalos says "I've never not known the violin," he is not being hyperbolic.<p>But even Avalos had never met anyone like Danny Houck, the violin-obsessed subject of his …

A Nightmare Disease Haunted Ships During Age of Discovery

Scurvy killed more people than the American Civil War.<p>The great voyages of discovery, when seafarers such as Magellan and Cook conquered the world’s oceans, brought immense wealth and knowledge to Europe. But they came at a high price. More sailors died of scurvy—more than three times as many—as …

The Witnesses - The War Council | Honoré Daumier | 22.63.7 | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Daumier scrutinized French politics with such grim, inextinguishable hope that his cartoons symbolize any crisis anywhere. His vision of a timeless …

Gift that makes room for the artist

Parkside portrait artist Wonga Maxiniva’s superior drawing skills at school meant he was always the schoolboy chosen to reproduce diagrams from …

Art

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Yasunari Kawabata’s surrealist window on the world

Opening with one of the most famous lines in Japanese literature — “Emerging from the long border tunnel, they entered snow country,” shifting us at …

The Mystery of the Missing Magritte

Around 1932, Magritte’s painting ‘The Enchanted Pose’ vanished. The painting’s last known whereabouts was in the hands of its creator, who never said …

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Sport<p>Global carmakers touted their latest electric and SUV models in Beijing on Wednesday, as China promises a more level playing field in the …

The best art shows this Christmas

Dalí/Duchamp<p>If you celebrate too hard and find your head swimming, your eyes unfocussed and the world wobbling and melting as you stagger home, you will have entered Salvador Dalí country. The phantasmagoric world of this artist who didn’t need stimulants to see double has never looked better than …

Peter Conrad’s best art books of 2017

A quest for the real Leonardo da Vinci, a memorial to Leonora Carrington and the art in Proust fascinate and illuminate<p>The definite article in the subtitle of Walter Isaacson’s <b>Leonardo da Vinci: The Biography</b> (Simon & Schuster £25.50) says it all – but why should the bestselling biographer of …

A New Show at MOMA Explores the Ghosts in Our Machines

As we bumble down the street, staring at our phones like an Observer from <i>Mystery Science Theater 3000</i> holding his blue brain in front of him, it’s …

This New York Activist Wants To Replace A Statue Of Columbus With Toussaint L’Ouverture

Glenn Cantave believes white supremacy in 2017 stems back to 1492. And he's letting NYC's mayoral commission know.<p>In 2013, when Glenn Cantave was an undergrad student studying abroad in Bolivia, he did as many tourists do in the country and visited the colossal statue of Cristo de la Concordia, one …

Marvelous Beauty and Fashion Photography by Jeff Isy

<b>Jeff Isy</b> is a talented self-taught photographer and filmmaker, who was born and raised on a little tropical island in the Indian Ocean off to the …