The tangled tragedy of Mary, Queen of Scots

Over the past four-plus centuries, Mary’s reputation has waxed and waned. A movie due out this year should put a positive spin on it

The tangled tragedy of Mary, Queen of Scots
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Over the past four-plus centuries, Mary’s reputation has waxed and waned. A movie due out this year should put a positive spin on it

Meddling in other countries’ elections isn’t always outrageous

There are plenty of instances of foreign influence, including in Canada. Why is it okay for Kennedy and Obama but not Putin?

Meddling in other countries’ elections isn’t always outrageous
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There are plenty of instances of foreign influence, including in Canada. Why is it okay for Kennedy and Obama but not Putin?

What if Bobby Kennedy had lived?

It’s still a stretch to believe he could have become president in 1972 or later, given his beliefs and the circumstances of the time

What if Bobby Kennedy had lived?
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It’s still a stretch to believe he could have become president in 1972 or later, given his beliefs and the circumstances of the time

The man who cheated death again and again

Caryl Chessman won eight stays of execution until the gas chamber finally caught up with him on May, 2, 1960

The man who cheated death again and again
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Caryl Chessman won eight stays of execution until the gas chamber finally caught up with him on May, 2, 1960

Is Ontario’s Big Blue Machine rolling again?

There's no evidence the tribal loyalty of the past can exist today. And today's financial limits will ultimately handicap any government

Is Ontario’s Big Blue Machine rolling again?
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There’s no evidence the tribal loyalty of the past can exist today. And today’s financial limits will ultimately handicap any government

The Black Death and its aftermath

Surprisingly, post-Black Death populations tended to live longer and enjoy better health and standards of living

The Black Death and its aftermath
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Surprisingly, post-Black Death populations tended to live longer and enjoy better health and standards of living

Would Bobby Kennedy have been elected president?

On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, a close look at the facts suggests another Kennedy president was unlikely

Would Bobby Kennedy have been elected president?
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On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, a close look at the facts suggests another Kennedy president was unlikely

Ronald Reagan’s remarkable mission to Moscow

The American president's loathing for nuclear weapons and his desire to see new freedoms in the Soviet Union framed his trip

Ronald Reagan’s remarkable mission to Moscow
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The American president’s loathing for nuclear weapons and his desire to see new freedoms in the Soviet Union framed his trip

Britain’s social (and economic) revolution

A stunning 94% of Britain’s richest made their money themselves. Land ownership no longer holds the keys to the kingdom

Britain’s social (and economic) revolution
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A stunning 94% of Britain’s richest made their money themselves. Land ownership no longer holds the keys to the kingdom

Movie musical Grease turns 40 this summer

Forty years after its release, the movie poses a conundrum for those disposed to view everything through an ideologically-tinted lens

Movie musical Grease turns 40 this summer
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Forty years after its release, the movie poses a conundrum for those disposed to view everything through an ideologically-tinted lens

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