He was one of Britain’s greatest young warriors. And he was likely killed by British guns. The fort at Haji Alem was Lt. Mark Evison’s very own outpost of empire. Situated beside an irrigation canal and
“What should I do?” I didn’t see them, but she did and I thought there was a good chance the spiders were real — if invisible to my 12-year-old eyes. Mom wanted me to get the broom, open the front door
All of New York's storefront psychics are technically breaking the law. But they're rarely prosecuted, even when they disappear and leave victims short tens of thousands of dollars. Every time Ali Beck
A trove of newly discovered Kerouac letters to a childhood friend go up for bid this weekend. Before he became a 20th-century icon, Jack Kerouac played high school football in Lowell, Massachusetts, and
The active voice isn’t always the best choice. “Mistakes were made.” “Prepaid fees will be placed in trust.” “It is suggested that the null hypothesis can be rejected.” The passive voice has long been
Why, throughout human history, have people been so drawn to fiction? When an English archaeologist named George Smith was 31 years old, he became enchanted with an ancient tablet in the British Museum.
Images of alluring young witches and hideous hags have been around for centuries – but what do they mean? Alastair Sooke investigates. Ask any Western child to draw a witch, and the chances are that he
In June the leader of Islamic State declared the creation of a caliphate stretching across parts of Syria and Iraq - Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi named himself the caliph or leader. Edward Stourton examines the
60 лет назад футбольный матч во Флоренции прервался в самом разгаре. Зрители и футболисты замерли - кто на поле, а кто на трибунах: над стадионом пролетели неопознанные летающие объекты. Началось нашествие
The total national student loan debt is more than $1.2 trillion, the bulk of which – about $1 trillion – is owed by students to the federal government. According to a 2013 study, the average debt held
Russian archives reveal that he was no madman, but a very smart and implacably rational ideologue. How did Stalin become Stalin? Or, to put it more precisely: How did Iosif Vissarionovich Djugashvili—the
The cognitive benefits of multilingualism There’s a certain sinking feeling one gets when thinking of the perfect thing to say just a moment too late. Perhaps a witty parting word could have made all difference.
In the wake of research showing strong connections between indoor tanning and melanoma, the sunbed industry is battered and contracting. But the allure of artificially bronzed skin might be dwindling general.
«Могилы вампиров» находят по всей Европе. Это могут быть захоронения с отрубленной головой или же с придавленным камнями телом, а могут быть просто останки, перевернутые лицом вниз. Любопытно, но первоначальная
A new anthology selects the poems guaranteed to move men to tears. BBC Culture presents an edited selection of some of the verses highlighted in the collection. Poems That Make Grown Men Cry is compiled
На мой взгляд, повседневная жизнь обитателей Саудовской Аравии представляет не меньший интерес, чем, скажем, рассуждения о геополитической обстановке на Ближнем Востоке и роли Эр-Рияда в укреплении идей
The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, in the vicinity of Post St. and Grant Ave. (Wikimedia/photo tinting by Salon) A major earthquake wouldn’t just be disastrous in its own right — it could trigger an