Because the Kremlin hopes to project strength and unity, history isn't used as much to inform as it is to inspire, with events cherry-picked to fit within a fuzzy framework of 'Russian greatness.'
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.
Over the course of human history, symbols and monuments have invoked violent impulses and destruction.
A new study explores the state of an industry that's tapping creative revenue streams and incorporating new tools to engage with readers.
According to new research, the way you respond could determine whether or not you'll repeat the same mistake in the future.
What makes someone more likely to succeed when the lights shine brightest?
The country's state-run media outlets have been quick to denounce any election meddling talk as anti-Russian hysteria. So what's behind the shift in tone?
After decades of continuous growth, participation rates have started to decline. What does it mean for the future of the sport?
Public-facing feminism can often be a superficial distraction from systemic sexism.
The amount of time teens have spent working and participating in extracurricular activities has held steady in recent years. There has, however, been one big change in their lives: smartphones.
In a system that's far better at identifying the best payers than finding the best players, the pipeline of talent gets choked out by costly tournament and team fees.
Excessive indulgence is the city’s unifying theme. It’s also a way to end your life. Just ask Stephen Paddock.
In the country's wealthiest cities, gentrification is a dirty word. But it's all relative – just ask Hartford and Columbus.
After learning of Ishiguro's Nobel win, a literature professor recalls her 2006 interview with the writer in a London cafe.
A recent study might explain why there's been such divergent, emotional responses to the NFL protests.
A sociologist spent two years interviewing gay gang members. While some were in the closet and others were openly gay, all were forced to reckon with an environment of hypermasculinity.
Intuition is just one of many factors that shape what you believe.
Musicians were able to connect with confused, scared and angry Americans – including those who supported the war – in a way actors, broadcasters and writers could not.
Because they're mass-produced and written in a serialized format, comics can be seen as historical documents that reflect the political moment.
Racial barriers that existed in the free world were toppled as black and white convicts competed for the Top Hand Prize.