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Christopher Columbus

Columbus Day? True Legacy: Cruelty and Slavery

Eric Kasum | Posted 10.06.2015 | Politics
Eric Kasum

Why do we honor a man who, if he were alive today, would almost certainly be sitting on Death Row awaiting execution?

Top 10 Reasons Christopher Columbus Kicks Ass (PHOTOS)

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

This dude had a whole damn fleet of sweet rides. Man, they were like the Lincoln Navigators of the sea!

How The Myth Of The Flat-Earth Dogma Started The Religion-Science War

Matt J. Rossano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Matt J. Rossano

There never was a flat earth dogma. When Columbus faced off with the Spanish cardinals, the issue was the size of the earth, not its shape. And the Cardinals were right: the earth was a lot bigger than Columbus believed.

The Trouble With Travel Writing

Zachary Stockill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Zachary Stockill

The more of the world one experiences the more it is made abundantly clear that no matter where one travels, the human experience is one of remarkable uniformity.

Daniel Radcliffe (aka Harry Potter) Is One of the Nicest Young Men I've Ever Met

Honey Seltzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Honey Seltzer

Eight years ago, when my eldest granddaughter was 7 years old, she, like millions of other kids, became obsessed with Harry Potter and his friends at Hogwarts.

Review of Casino Jack and the United States of Money by Alex Gibney

Gary S. Chafetz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Gary S. Chafetz

I recently watched Casino Jack and the United State of Money, a new documentary about Jack Abramoff by filmmaker Alex Gibney, in a virtually empty mov...

Some Thoughts on Columbus Day

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jesse Larner

But my students could not get their minds around the idea that Columbus could be a slaver, an imperialist, a violent missionary, a bad man -- and also be a great explorer.

Columbus: Blundering into Immortality

Michael Kaplan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Kaplan

It is as well that Christopher Columbus was so sure of himself, because he was in many respects staggeringly incompetent. The very basis of his journey to the New World was a miscalculation.

It's Columbus Day! Does Anyone Care?

Wall Street Journal | CONOR DOUGHERTY and SUDEEP REDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The tradition of honoring Christopher Columbus for sailing the ocean blue in 1492 is facing rougher seas than the Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria....

Dispelling the Myths Behind Columbus

Azam Nizamuddin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Azam Nizamuddin

Given that we reside in one of the most literate societies in history, it is our task to expose all myths for what they are, whether they relate to Christopher Columbus or to the origins of a sitting U.S. President.

Columbus Day Parade: Photo Roundup!

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More than 35,000 marchers turned out for New York's 65th Annual Columbus Day Parade today. The parade is the world's largest and featured such lumi...

Of Columbus Day and Crosses

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth C. Davis

The litany of sectarian killings that has been such a grotesque piece of America's "hidden history" is the reason that some of the Framers thought the First Amendment was so necessary.