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Here’s Everything You Need To Know About Queen Victoria's Royal Wedding

Vogue | Posted 01.26.2017 | Home
Vogue

For Vogue, by MADELEINE LUCKEL. Victoria, a new Masterpiece miniseries, premiered on PBS earlier this month. The show features Jenna Coleman as the y...

PBS Turns Its Sunday Spotlight to Queen Victoria, That Saucy Minx

David Hinckley | Posted 07.29.2016 | Home
David Hinckley

Everything you thought about Queen Victoria is probably wrong. And that's really good news for television viewers, because the 19th century British ...

The Ultimate Shipboard Experience: Cunard's Queen Mary 2

Peter Mandel | Posted 06.21.2016 | Home
Peter Mandel

Ships these days may say they're aiming for islands or lowering anchor in the globe's most perfect ports. But, for most, the real goal of cruising is...

How to Become an Internet Journalist Overnight

John Blumenthal | Posted 05.26.2016 | Home
John Blumenthal

So my name is Dylan. I'm nineteen and I spent a year in junior college where I majored in... um... I forgot. LOL It had something to do with writing (I think) but I spent most of the time sexting my girlfriend in class so I don't really remember anything. Whatever. Seriously, who needs education when there's Google and Wikipedia?

Churchill's Eyeglasses: The Saga of His Spectacles

Barry Singer | Posted 03.07.2016 | Home
Barry Singer

As with all of Churchill's anything-but-commonplace, day-to-day appurtenances -- his bespoke slippers, his siren suits, his hats, his cigars -- Churchill's eyeglasses had a story behind them, I was convinced.

PBS Summons Queen Victoria As Its New Sunday Night Go-To Gal

David Hinckley | Posted 01.18.2017 | Home
David Hinckley

Queen Victoria ruled Britain for 63 years. PBS would like her to rule American Sunday nights for a few more.

Victoria's Choice

Cornelia Powell | Posted 10.26.2016 | Home
Cornelia Powell

It seems for this young bride (who just happened to be ruler of an empire), that it came down to choosing the feelings of her future husband over her own ego. Victoria's heart-centered choice changed bridal history and, in turn, illuminated the supreme sovereignty of a woman in love.

Queen Victoria Wrote This Adorable Kid's Book When She Was 10 Years Old

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 06.09.2015 | Home

A young girl with blonde ringlets and a ribboned dress bitterly embraces her father, begging him not to leave her alone at bedtime. "Dear Alice," he c...

'Inspector of the Dead': A Conversation With David Morrell

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.22.2015 | Home
Mark Rubinstein

David Morrell's latest novel, Inspector of the Dead, is a sequel, featuring De Quincy and his iconoclastic daughter, Emily. When a killer begins targeting London's elite, Scotland Yard again seeks De Quincy's help.

Plaid-itude: Sporting Tartan Never Felt So Good

ZOOM interiors | Posted 01.11.2015 | Home
ZOOM interiors

Poor ole' plaid gets a bad wrap, i.e. slutty schoolgirls, your grandmother's ridiculously overdone curtains, and who could forget, the Burberry-wearing prepsters. But, it's making a serious come back -- more urban cool and less Hot Topic-y.

Frederick Douglass Meets the Queen (a historical fiction)

Van Gosse | Posted 12.01.2014 | Home
Van Gosse

Douglass shook the Prince's hand and looked at him directly, knowing that what interested Albert was his refusal of servility.

As 'Time' Goes By

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 10.31.2014 | Home
Magda Abu-Fadil

Is my one-time favorite magazine going the way of the dodo bird? What's to become of TIME after it was cut loose from a corporate tether tied to a sought-after prize?

How Queen Victoria Spared You the Agony

Todd Buchholz | Posted 09.21.2014 | Home
Todd Buchholz

Whenever someone tells you that the modern economy makes people miserable and that people felt just as happy generations ago, ask the following questi...

First Nighter: Martha Clarke's "Threepenny Opera" Short-Changes

David Finkle | Posted 06.07.2014 | Home
David Finkle

Not to put too fine a point on it, director-choreographer Martha Clarke's version of the Bertolt Brecht-Kurt Weill Threepenny Opera, at the Atlantic's...

An Actor Who Makes Me Hear Stradivarius and See Mark Rothko

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.06.2014 | Home
Edward Goldman

It's difficult to think about any other American actor whose premature death created such an avalanche of tributes to his unique talent. Philip Seymou...

Dear Newshour: A Royal Birth Is Not a Lead Story

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 09.28.2013 | Home
Robert E. Murphy

It rah-ther annoys me. I feel sort of betrayed by a news organization that I much admire and depend on almost nightly for a review and thoughtful discussion of meaningful events and issues.

Monarchy as a Transgender Experience

Francis Levy | Posted 08.28.2013 | Home
Francis Levy

A young woman's experience of monarchy (also known to some as menarche) is one of the most important life development stages of his or her life. He ma...

Art That's 'Too Jewish'

Bernard Starr | Posted 06.16.2013 | Home
Bernard Starr

The distortions and falsification of biblical history not only led to the persecution of countless numbers of Jews but contributed to the great divide between Judaism and Christianity, which only now is on a path of reconciliation.

Cunard Tones It Down

Posted 03.20.2013 | Home

Luxury cruise line Cunard has scaled back its formal dress code allowing for more casual attire on certain nights, reports the Telegraph. Now, formal ...

11 Common Myths From History Books

David Haviland | Posted 08.19.2012 | Home
David Haviland

Received wisdom often leaves much to be desired. Here are a few examples of the myths and follies that make up much of our popular understanding of history.

Queen Elizabeth II's Jubilee Gift May Shed Light on Quilt Mystery, Black Studies

Kyra E. Hicks | Posted 08.04.2012 | Home
Kyra E. Hicks

Queen Elizabeth II this week authorized the online release of her great-great grandmother's diaries -- and by doing so may shed light on a century-old quilt mystery and British race relations during Victorian times.

Alice -- Victoria!

C. M. Rubin | Posted 07.27.2012 | Home
C. M. Rubin

Welcome to the 2012 Victorian Extravaganza in Llandudno, the largest street entertainment event in Wales. My Dearest Cousin Anne, Have been invited...

PHOTO: The Original Granny Panties

The Huffington Post | Jessica Misener | Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

A pair of generously-sized underwear -- granny panties, if we may? -- once belonging to Queen Victoria sold for $14,000 at an Edinburgh auction yester...

The Best Way To Eat Cake: From Birthday Cake to Royal Wedding Cake

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 06.27.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

I am writing about cake this week because the world is buzzing about the anticipated royal wedding. There has been a lot of hype about the dress, but what about the wedding cake?

Sex, Scandal And Debauchery Among Historic British Royals (PHOTOS)

Michael Farquhar | Posted 06.20.2011 | Home
Michael Farquhar

The excitement has been building around the upcoming nuptials of Prince William and Kate. Perhaps some hint of what's to come can be gleaned from the marriages of some of William's ancestors.