A forensic dig into early British history means we can finally understand the heroes and stories that created a composite king.
‘When you look back on it, where else would those articles appear? The Saturday Evening Post?’
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Ramparts started as a Catholic literary magazine. But when Warren Hinckle took the helm, he developed a layout, voice and rebellious spirit that Rolling Stone would go on to mimic.
Throughout history, metaphors based around the testes and semen brought out very different sides of masculinity.
Five food experts peer under the bread to plumb the histories of the country's unique sandwiches, from favorites like tuna fish to lesser-known fare like the woodcock.
This highly-stylised slice of the Orient was originally a defence against racism.
A Confederate statue lies on a pallet in a warehouse in Durham, North Carolina after protesters toppled and defaced it.
AP Photo/Allen Breed
Over the course of human history, symbols and monuments have invoked violent impulses and destruction.
Ferdinand Willem Pauwels/Wikimedia Commons
Just what are we celebrating when we imagine an Augustinian friar nailing a document to a church door?
Alexander Kerensky, prime minister of Russia’s Provisional Government in 1917.
Stephen Kerensky on why he thinks his grandfather's legacy has been so maligned.
Boris Kustodiev, via Wikimedia Commons
It’s been 100 years since revolution swept through Russia and we have dedicated The Anthill 18 to this seminal moment in world history.
Miss Dior, 1947.
On the occasion of the 2017 exhibition "Christian Dior: spirit of perfumes" at the International Perfume Museum of Grasse, we analyse the strategic positioning of four of Dior’s emblematic fragrances.
Blade Runner 2049‘s character, Joi, is a holographic artificial intelligence marketed as a personal companion to the protagonist, K.
Blade Runner 2049 misses modern strides in artificial intelligence, which is now capable of performing creative work alongside humans.
Anzac Day, a celebration of the Anzac soldiers, pictured, has become a contentious issue in the “history wars”.
The most popular history courses taught in Australian universities are still broad courses focused on significant historical events and periods, contrary to the recent IPA report.
The academy has changed substantially since Plato’s time.
Australian universities are teaching 'identity politics' at the expense of Western history, according to an Institute of Public Affairs report. But unis make decisions based on student demand, not politics.
Participants at the Macy conferences, which took place at the Beekman Hotel in New York City.
Scientists at the postwar Macy conferences sought a new vision of mind and society, but the digital world in which we now live is far removed from their dreams.
The Girard, Kansas Carnegie library.
National Park Service
One reason why the steel magnate spent so much of his fortune building libraries across the nation and abroad is that he saw handing large fortunes to the next generation as a waste of money.
Scott and his team at the geographic South Pole, January 18, 1912.
National Library of Australia
Notes unearthed from the British Library suggest that Captain Scott's Antarctic expedition may have been fatally undermined by Lieutenant Teddy Evans, furious after being sent back to base.
A collage of Beate Uhse shops from the late 1970s.
Forschungsstelle für Zeitgeschichte in Hamburg
Just as Playboy was emerging as a cultural phenomenon in the United States, a German entrepreneur named Beate Uhse was building a sex business of her own – centered on the pleasure of women.
John Fead, Shakespeare and his contemporaries, 1851.
The first recorded performance of the theatre company that Shakespeare co-founded was at a playhouse south of the Thames, but was lost to historians for centuries. Now we know where it lies.
China's bid for an infrastructure blitz to drive overland trade through to Europe will end up being overshadowed.
Early Vikings wouldn't understand nationalism – the secret to their success was to embrace other cultures.