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18th Century

'Outlander' Starz Episode 2 Review: Women's Rights Reversal

Jessica McNeill Azar | Posted 10.17.2014 | Entertainment
Jessica McNeill Azar

When Claire arrives at Castle Leoch, her torn white dress from 1945, which the Highlanders all believe is her "shift" or slip, sets her even further apart in similarity from the other women at the castle.

Raising the Dead: Horror and Haunting in Tessa Harris's The Lazarus Curse

Brandy L. Schillace | Posted 09.27.2014 | Books
Brandy L. Schillace

The figures of open wombs, many with the child still inside, offer mute revelations about birth's darker side -- and Tessa Harris expertly explores just such grim shadows.

A Tour of the Future in Hong Kong

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Names of cities are not just collections of letters. When you read "Rome" or hear "Hanoi" you get a firecracker flash. A row of mental lightbulbs pops on, you see a private marquee picture of the place, and then, when you think of something else, it's gone.

Revolutionary War Cannon Mystery Comes To A Close

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 11.16.2013 | Politics

STILLWATER, N.Y. (AP) — A cannon surrendered by the British after the Battles at Saratoga is back "home" after mysteriously disappearing and spendin...

Dr. Johnson's London: Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 11.03.2013 | Books
Peter Clothier

Why read about 18-century London? It's an instructive read for those bothered by poverty and injustice. Though social conditions for the many have surely improved, the roots of the problems are remarkably and troublingly the same.

Poems Have a History, But do They Have a Future?

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 06.15.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Certainly, poetry demands a different kind of attention than our other everyday pursuits. To get something meaningful out of a well-written poem, whether from the Renaissance or by one of today's many thought-provoking poets, one must be willing to linger over it, word by word and sentence by sentence.

Strange Artifact Dug Up in 18th Century Toilet

Posted 03.28.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/26/2012 06:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Five telescopes made of bone and dating to the 18th ce...

Letters From Laurence Sterne to His "Dear Kitty"

Carolyn Vega | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Carolyn Vega

2012-03-23-pullquote.jpgIf you're going to write a love letter, you should probably get the name on the address panel correct.

The ABCs of an Unknown Duchemin

Carolyn Vega | Posted 12.05.2011 | New York
Carolyn Vega


Experience Parisian Opulence At The Getty

Posted 09.21.2011 | Arts

The Getty Museum's exhibition "Paris Life and Luxury" is a chance to experience the opulence which filled the parlors of Paris in the mid-eighteenth c...

Hans Gezundheit Sues for Sneezing Royalties

Mark C. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

KEMNITZ, Germany - Gerhardt Gezundheit was known throughout his 18th century village as 'The Man Who Cannot Stop Sneezing.' He tried every possible ...

Today In History: Bendict Arnold

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

January 14th is the birthday of Benedict Arnold, the American Revolutionary general and traitor.

Reading, Now and Then

Robert Darnton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Robert Darnton

In trying to make out The Case for Books, I've found myself circling round the mysteries of reading, past, present, and future.

Vivre Bastille Day!

Eric Lurio | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Lurio

On this day in 1789, about 600 rioters overwhelmed the guards at the notorious political prison and freed seven whole prisoners. They also killed a number of the employees there.

Do Americans Think - Or Just Act?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

What I'm really saying is Americans are unconscious. You can see it in the verbs. This isn't a value judgment, I am just intrigued by what gets in and...