R.I.P.

Marion Barry Was a Historic Figure Who Couldn't Admit He Was History
November 23, 2014

He may have seemed like a political Lazarus, but his comebacks were nothing extraordinary.

Boston Strong: Remembering Mayor Thomas Menino
October 30, 2014

Remembering a great leader and, yes, a great liberal.

Jean-Claude Duvalier Is Dead, But He Will Haunt Haiti for Years to Come
October 06, 2014

"Baby Doc" inherited a country and a dictatorship, and squandered them both.

Joan Rivers Didn't Care If You Liked It
Her feminism and misogyny were impossible for young women to reconcile
September 05, 2014

Her feminism and misogyny were impossible for young women to reconcile.

Mickey Rooney Was the Last Old Hollywood Star Standing
April 07, 2014

If you weren't familiar with the 93-year-old legend, here are the three movies to watch.

The History of Pete Seeger’s Reputation Is the History of the Past 70 Years
January 28, 2014

A fascinating and obscure scholarly paper on Pete Seeger shows how he went from New Deal hero to McCarthy era untouchable to sixties radical icon to above-politics national icon.    

How the Kalashnikov Explains Modern Business Success
December 23, 2013

What can a modern inventor learn from Kalashnikov?

Remembering Peter O'Toole
December 17, 2013

Remembering a brief encounter with the self-destructive, life-affirming star.

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