Noelle Reed

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Blame Evangelicals for the Decline in Christian Faith

Polls show that in a classic example of religion gone wrong, evangelicals' slavish devotion to right wingers is the chief cause of the decline of …

Religion

Aethelflaed: The warrior queen who broke the glass ceiling

<b>How does a ruler defeat bloodthirsty invaders, secure a kingdom and lay the foundations for England - and then almost get written out of history? Be a woman, that's how. Exactly 1,100 years after her death Aethelflaed, Lady of the Mercians, is emerging from the shadows.</b><p>Born into a tooth-and-nail …

World History

Hedy Lamarr – the 1940s ‘bombshell’ who helped invent wifi

Hedy Lamarr, the star MGM called “the most beautiful woman in the world”, had two of the worst-kept secrets in Hollywood. One of them, she could never escape until long after her career was over. The other, the press took little interest in at the time – but since her death in 2000, this is the …

Pop Culture

The Problem Isn’t Just Trump. It’s Our Ignorant Electorate.

It is not effete snobbery or elitist condescension to note that ill-informed voters contributed to the current mess.<p>For many of us, mornings have …

These Are The 'Most Millennial' Baby Names

Nameberry published a list of names that define this generation.<p>Millennials are perhaps the most frequently discussed generation of the moment. While there are many features that define a generation, the folks at Nameberry have focused their energy on the one they know best: the baby names.<p>The …

This Mass Grave May Belong to 'Great Viking Army'

Bones are yielding new clues about the massive, mysterious Viking forces that invaded England.<p>For years, archaeologists were stumped. What happened to the Great Viking Army, a massive force that seized great swaths of England in the 9th century but left barely a trace?<p>Archaeologists now report that …

Archaeology

She Called Out Trump’s Lies Decades Ago

Hannah Arendt is famous for the ‘banality of evil,’ but she was equally shrewd at skewering government efforts to twist the truth.<p>The jolting arrival …

How the Nazis Took Control of Germany

Hitler was not that popular when he first took office, but the Nazis quickly changed that, for the simple reason that power magnifies the ideas of …

35 Bean Recipes for All Your Plant-Protein (and High-Fiber) Needs

“Beans, beans, they’re good…” OK, we all know how that ends. But cheeky rhymes aside, it’s true that beans are some of the best foods you could be …

Take a Free Digital Photography Class From Harvard

Photography isn’t as easy as many people assume, but you <i>can</i> learn the basics on your own. And if you need some structured lessons, this 12-module …

'Mass Effect: Andromeda' Takes Classes in a New Direction

For a franchise built on consequence, the new class system looks ... off.<p>The next installment of the <i>Mass Effect</i> franchise is right around the corner, …

A surreal synchronised wave of light

Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies – ones that can coordinate their flash patterns – exist in just a handful of places on Earth.<p>Although there are about 2,000 species of fireflies in the world, synchronous fireflies ­– ones that can coordinate …

Nature

Whether it’s sipped after dinner or before the New Year’s Eve celebrations, it’s just the thing – but what are the little secrets to creating perfection in a glass?<p>One of the few ersatz martinis to be worthy of the name, the espresso variety is perfection in a glass; simple, stimulating and utterly …

Coffee

Great History Books of 2016

Books about books, class, politics, presidents and consumerism.<p>Last year I inaugurated my list of some of the best history books of the year. With the end of the year upon us, it’s time for a second go-round. Regular readers know that I love history, and that I worry we pay far too little attention …

Books

Uh, John Boehner: Trump Is the Opposite of Teddy Roosevelt

The former speaker said Trump reminds him of our 26th president, which just shows he knows little about Trump—and nothing about Teddy Roosevelt.<p>“I …

Political History

The arc of change may be long, but we must keep fighting. Shared values can build momentum, shift culture and even influence policy over time<p>Initially,I didn’t plan to attend the Women’s March on Washington, slated for the day after the inauguration.<p>Though a long-time feminist activist and a …

Rights & Freedoms

Beyond Athens: The Best Books on the Ancient World

Anthony Everitt’s newly released book the <i>Rise of Athens</i> carries the provocative subtitle <i>The Story of the World’s Greatest Civilization</i>. While that’s certainly debatable, Everitt does make a very strong case for the great Greek city-state. Athens is, after all, the birthplace of democracy: a lasting …

Ancient History

A superbly researched study that shows the devastation of postwar Germany as seen through the eyes of cultural figures such as Auden, Orwell and Lee Miller<p>Once it became apparent, around 1944, that Nazi Germany was going to lose the second world war, plans began to be floated as to what was to be …

Books

Ancient Greeks may have built China's famous Terracotta Army – 1,500 years before Marco Polo

Ancient Greeks artists could have travelled to China 1,500 years before Marco Polo’s historic trip to the east and helped design the famous …

Archaeology

12 foreign islands that most Americans have probably never heard of

World’s largest matrilineal society

Hinduism

Ptolemaic Dynasty

The Ptolemaic dynasty controlled Egypt for almost three centuries (305 – 30 BCE), eventually falling to the Romans. Oddly, while they ruled Egypt …

Ancient History

7 Japanese Beauty Secrets That Will Change Your Skin

We’re all about trying out the latest and greatest when it comes to beauty, from Sephora’s monthly releases to peel pads and wipes, but there’s something to be said for tried-and-true traditions as well. Japanese women, for example, have had the beauty game down for several centuries. From daily …

Skin Care

The hard truth about Terence Crutcher and Tulsa: What kind of white person do you want to be?

The killing of yet another unarmed black man by police shows little will change until White America joins the fight<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>September 21, 2016 10:00am (UTC)<p>If America were a song, the killing of unarmed black people by the police would be a standard chord progression or rhythm, the sort of …

For the First Time, Ancient Egyptian Texts Available in Rare English Translations

While the ancient texts of Roman and Greek authors are still well-known and read today, few outside of those who study Egyptology have ever read the …

Long before Columbus reached the Americas, Cahokia was the biggest, most cosmopolitan city north of Mexico. Yet by 1350 it had been deserted by its native inhabitants the Mississippians – and no one is sure why<p>In its prime, about four centuries before Columbus stumbled on to the western hemisphere, …

Archaeology

Ancient Egypt’s gateway to the Mediterranean – submerged and buried under layers of sand – is an eerie reminder of how vulnerable cities are to nature’s forces<p>He stood for centuries at the very edge of ancient Egypt, gazing down imperiously upon the trading ships as they blew in from the …

Ancient History

You Should Probably Be Eating More Turmeric. Here's How

Turmeric is quickly becoming an “it” superfood. You’ve probably seen the ingredient all over Pinterest and Instagram in the form of golden-hues …

Decline and Fall: Evelyn Waugh's orgy of bad taste

Decline and Fall was the first novel by Evelyn Waugh I ever read; and the first he ever wrote, being published in 1928 when he was just 24. I was 16 when I read it – my English master put it in a pile of reading I had to undertake to prepare me for university entrance – and it stood out in every …

Your New Jacket Is Crying Out For 1 of These Pop Culture Patches

Ever watch <b>Twin Peaks</b>' Bookhouse Boys in envy, wanting to be a member? Or wish you had attended Chilton High School with Rory Gilmore? With the help …