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Walking in Vegas

John Brown | Posted 06.10.2014 | Comedy
John Brown

I was in Vegas for the first time about a decade ago, to attend (by kind invitation) the opening of a sexhibition -- sorry, exhibition -- of Impressionist paintings from the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg at the Venetian Resort/Hotel/Casino.

Jurji Zaidan: Renaissance Man for All Seasons

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.02.2014 | Books
Magda Abu-Fadil

He felt classical Arabic should be the object of modernization, not spoken colloquial Arabic in all its permutations, and was instrumental in the establishment of "Al Majma' Al Loghawi" (The Arabic Language Academy) to attain that goal.

On the Merits of an Arranged Marriage

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home
Dora Levy Mossanen

Was theirs an arranged marriage? It certainly was. Were they different in every imaginable way? You bet. Yet they managed to build a relationship based on love and trust. I wonder whether that was possible only because divorce was not an option at the time.

Historian Conspired To Steal Treasured Documents

AP | SARAH BRUMFIELD | Posted 04.08.2012 | Arts

BALTIMORE — A presidential historian, collector and author has pleaded guilty to conspiring to steal documents signed by leaders throughout U.S....

What You Need to Know About Antarctica

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I have just returned from Antarctica, the loneliest, driest, most desolate place in the world. The only way to get there is by ship. So why go?

Interview: The Roadmap with Vimeo

Ramon Nuez | Posted 10.20.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

In a tour of Vimeo's Chelsea offices, Andrew Pile, VP of Product and Development, introduced himself. We came to find out that Andrew is somewhat of a Vimeo historian.

Singles Bonding Over Food and Friendship: Cooking Club, Year 39

Bella DePaulo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Bella DePaulo

If you love food, friends, and camaraderie, and if you would like to hear the story of a club for singles that has nothing to do with dating and has l...

'Real James Bonds' Spill Secrets In New Book

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — It's James Bond, with bureaucracy and cramped office space. The first-ever official history of MI6 reveals that Britain's foreign spy ...

Graham Robb's Paris: 18 Arrested Explosions (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

Graham Robb is making France irresistible again. His new book, Parisians, delivers nearly a score of long anecdotes about famous people in real scenes beyond imagining.

Orlando Figes Admits To Writing

AP | GREGORY KATZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — There may be some marital tension in the home of Orlando Figes, a celebrated author and Russian scholar embroiled in a scandal involvin...

Historian's Wife Maligns Rival Author Through Amazon Reviews

The Guardian | Caroline Davies | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

An extraordinary literary "whodunnit" over the identity of a mystery reviewer who savaged works by some of Britain's leading academics on the Amazon w...

Michael Bellesiles, Controversial Historian Charged With Falsifying Sources, Has New Book, And Controversy Is Back

Publisher Weekly | Andrew Albanese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Nearly a decade after his fall from grace, controversial Arming America author Michael Bellesiles is back with a new book: 1877: America's Year of Liv...

Remembering Howard Zinn

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joseph A. Palermo

Howard had the most developed sense of irony of anyone I've ever seen or read -- a quality that made him my all-time favorite historian. I know that I am not alone in saying that he is the reason I became one.

Stanley Hoig Dead: Oklahoma Historian And Author Dies

NewsOK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Historian, author and journalist Stanley Hoig died Saturday. He was 85. Hoig was a member of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Hist...