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Sofia’s Soviet Soldiers

Commemorating Soviet soldiers in Sofia, Bulgaria shines a spotlight on why building monuments is such complicated business.

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6 months ago

Beyond Nino’s Notebooks

Sometimes an intellectual heavyweight appears on your path more than once until it becomes impossible not to take notice. Meet Antonio Gramsci.

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6 months ago

Searching for Santayana

Historians have a superpower. We can resurrect the dead like nobody’s business.

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9 months ago

Ukraine in Perspective

To better understand the Russian invasion of Ukraine, look back. Way back, to before the Cold War.

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2 years ago

Margaret Fuller and her last months in Florence

Fuller’s story from Florence to her tragic end off the coast of Long Island will leave you with a tear for what could have been.

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2 years ago

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

That time Italy’s suave founding father found himself living in the forgotten borough of NYC.

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2 years ago

Canto per canto: Conversations with Dante in our time

Even 700 years on, Dante is a bonified golden oldie.

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3 years ago

Garibaldi Meucci Museum: a Staten Island tribute

Antonio Meucci was like that member of the boy band (think Ringo Starr) who gets forgotten in the shadows. And Garibaldi did cast a huge shadow, even in Meucci’s own Staten Island home.

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3 years ago

Medici: The Magnificent Season Three | analysis

Season three of the Netflix series about these Renaissance heavy hitters is just shy of fiction.

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3 years ago

A Lil’ Tribute to Biggie: The Larger-Than-Life Rap Icon Who Brought Hip-Hop to the Masses

A humble tribute to the legendary rapper who made fans in some pretty unlikely places.

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4 years ago