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

Visiting Liverpool in search of John Lennon’s first muse

Sixty years ago, John Lennon’s mother Julia was killed. He never got over the loss and you can find echos of her influence in Liverpool

Visiting Liverpool in search of John Lennon’s first muse
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Sixty years ago, John Lennon’s mother Julia was killed. He never got over the loss and you can find echos of her influence in Liverpool

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

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

The perverted logic that leads Donald Trump to believe he’s king

Trump's delusion is not trivial. His assault on the U.S. constitution and its founding principles could unravel centuries of progress

The perverted logic that leads Donald Trump to believe he’s king
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Trump’s delusion is not trivial. His assault on the U.S. constitution and its founding principles could unravel centuries of progress

Did Canada expel Russian diplomats for a false reason?

Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland plays fast and loose with the facts if she believes her grandfather wasn't a Nazi collaborator

Did Canada expel Russian diplomats for a false reason?
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Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland plays fast and loose with the facts if she believes her grandfather wasn’t a Nazi collaborator

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

Can only Indigenous scholars teach Indigenous history?

Schools must be allowed to hire scholars on the basis of academic merit, regardless of race, gender or class

Can only Indigenous scholars teach Indigenous history?
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Schools must be allowed to hire scholars on the basis of academic merit, regardless of race, gender or class

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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