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Christopher Columbus

Italian-Americans Angered By Columbus Statue Art Project

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 08.22.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- A Japanese artist is inviting the public to have an intimate view of Christopher Columbus high above a hectic intersection in midtown Manh...

IMAGE: A Living Room For Christopher Columbus

Posted 09.04.2012 | New York

In 1892, a statue of Christopher Columbus was erected near the southwest corner of Central Park, marking the 400th anniversary of his journey to Ameri...

Columbus Thriller Uncovers Explorer's Secret Jewish Life

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 07.31.2012 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

The many readers who eagerly followed the adventures of Cotton Malone, Berry's beloved action hero, are in for a treat. The Columbus Affair, Steve Berry's first stand-alone thriller since 2005, is an arresting tour de force.

Where Is Cotton Malone When You Need Him?

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.22.2012 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Memo to Steve Berry: bring back Cotton Malone and tone down the history lessons. We need more adventure and less information.

Columbus' Jewish Roots Examined

Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Over five centuries after the famed explorer's death, historians are taking a fresh look at what motivated Christopher Columbus to make his voyage acr...

Was Columbus a Secret Jew?

Charles Garcia | Posted 07.20.2012 | Latino Voices
Charles Garcia

Everybody knows the story of Columbus, right? He was an Italian explorer from Genoa who set sail in 1492 to enrich the Spanish monarchs with gold and spices from the orient. Not quite.

Did Columbus Bring Syphilis to Europe?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 01.08.2012 | Science

When Columbus returned to Europe from his voyage to America, he and his crew brought news that would reshape the world. And according to recent resear...

St. Ursula And The Virgins Of The Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 12.10.2011 | Religion
Bob Schulman

Christopher Columbus was cruising around the eastern Caribbean in 1493 when he spotted a bunch of islands so pristine he named the lovely dots in the blue-green waters "Las Virgenes."

Andrew Burmon

VIDEO: Columbus As Explorer And World-Class Jerk

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrew Burmon | Posted 12.10.2011 | Travel

Christopher Columbus's life is proof that the process of discovery doesn't begin or end with landfall. Columbus didn't go looking for a new world and,...

Was Christopher Columbus On A Religious Crusade?

Posted 12.05.2011 | Religion

By Josef Kuhn Religion News Service (RNS) Two recent books argue that explorers Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama were more like Christian cr...

Happy (or Not so Happy) Columbus Day to us All!

Alison Owings | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home
Alison Owings

If there is a single individual in history more disliked by Native Americans than George Armstrong Custer and Andrew Jackson, it is Christopher Columbus.

Rethinking Christian History: Understanding Christopher Columbus And Martin Luther

Lee Palmer Wandel | Posted 11.14.2011 | Religion
Lee Palmer Wandel

In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. In 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses. So began two stories that have shaped the West since the 16th century. But what happens if we link the two?

Mighty Movie Podcast: Iciar Bollain and Paul Laverty on Even the Rain

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Columbus did not land in Bolivia. But a Spanish film crew has chosen that country to shoot their historic recreation of that event because, well, it's cheaper.

The History of Valentine's Day And Chocolate

Gourmet Live | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Every February 14th love-struck men and women spend more than 1 billion dollars on chocolate products. Blame Cupid for the love-struck part, but why c...

Columbus Day 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Today is Columbus Day 2010 -- a day when Americans celebrate the man who allegedly discovered America. Nearly 500 years after Columbus sailed the ocea...

Columbus Day? True Legacy: Cruelty and Slavery

Eric Kasum | Posted 10.14.2013 | 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...

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...