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Napoleonic Wars

This Finally Explains Why Scrooge Is Such A Scrooge

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 12.06.2015 | Entertainment

After nearly two centuries, we may finally know where humbugs come from. Scrooge is a name that's become synonymous with being a curmudgeon. He's gree...

Turner's Timeless Show of Light, Color and Wonder

William Bradley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
William Bradley

I've seen the show twice, taking the better part of a day each time. Along with Vermeer and Van Gogh, Turner's one of my very favorite artists. The experience of this show rates as one of the aesthetic highlights of my life.

Russia's Queer 'Genetic Code'

Kevin Childs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Childs

Take a peek at Russia's past and you'll find a remarkably tenacious queerness. It has informed society, even defined revolutionary causes, and it once made Russia the most sexually tolerant place in Europe. For Putin to do justice to Russian identity, he should embrace its rich sexual diversity.

Napoleon's Role in Shaping Penang as Key Player in World Trade

Carolyn O'Donnell | Posted 03.07.2013 | Home
Carolyn O'Donnell

If the British East India Company existed today, it would be a billion-dollar mega-corporation. In 1786 the company wanted a suitable port of "refreshment and repair" along the valuable trade route to China, and the tropical island of Penang.

Russia's Other Heroes: The Gay Voices of 1812

Kevin Childs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Childs

In a week when three members of Pussy Riot, Russian President Vladimir Putin's prime party poopers, have been put on trial in Moscow accused of "hooliganism" in an Orthodox church (they sang a "punk" prayer!!!), Russian "queer" politics may have stumbled on its own 1812 moment.