An English novelist recounts a year of not being able to sleep—and grapples with insomnia’s protean torments.
Shakespeare gives us a portrait of dynastic rivalry involving treachery, cruelty and vaulting ambition. The real story is no less dramatic.
‘Intelligent environments’ that layer technology into architecture can improve the function of organizations and the well-being of individuals.
A long and dangerous period of conflict and clashing ideologies ended rather quickly—to the surprise of gloomy experts and analysts. Why? Who played the decisive role?
Various voices always claim the American experiment is about something other than the Founders’ natural rights.
To avoid embarrassing Russia’s then-president by making him look short, blocks were subtly added to his chair’s legs.
Feeling regret, we imagine the better life we might have had—and envy a self that never was.
‘The Prisoner of Zenda’ launched a vogue for ﬁctional micronations where life is led with chivalric dash and current affairs may ﬁnd an echo.
Tales of devoted siblings, feeling their way through the world in pairs with only their wits to guide them.
From the author of ‘Churchill’s Shadow Raiders: The Race to Develop Radar, World War II’s Invisible Secret Weapon.’
In 1970, blue-collar workers confronted antiwar protesters. The quarrel continues.
The Maqāmāt shows off all that Arabic can do. This translation shows off English in the same flattering light.
Set in Japan, Stephanie Scott’s impressive first novel concerns a daughter who starts asking questions after learning that her mother was murdered 20 years before.
After three years on HMS Endeavour, Banks came home with more than 1,000 plant specimens.
Boris Morros left Russia during its civil war, thrived in the golden age of American movie-making, and spied for the Soviets and the U.S.
The tale of ‘Big Alex’ McKenzie, a Midwestern political boss who swindled superproducing prospectors during the Alaska Gold Rush.
Globalization was supposed to achieve great things for a vast range of countries, not least for their working-class citizens. Has it done so?
For serious people on the right, President Trump is not an easy problem to solve. John Bolton tried, with partial success.
Environmentalism offers emotional relief and spiritual satisfaction, giving its adherents a sense of purpose and transcendence.
Ordinary people did not desire another war. The Nazis prodded Germans with propaganda. Britons concluded that anyone who sought a replay were plainly not only bad but mad.