Figurine of a storyteller from Jalisco, Mexico, AD 100 to 800
Ross Douthat thinks the West is "Decadent," by which he means stuck in the doldrums, without much creativity in any dimension.
The George Washington University hired Disney to make the school better, with predictable results.
Pop music has gotten sadder.
Peter Thiel reviews Ross Douthat's book on decadence.
David Brooks contemplates the decline of extended families and recent attempts to bring them back.
Review of two books that blame economists and their style of thinking for many of our woes over the past 50 years.
Mudlarking: exploring the banks of the Thames in London for bits of the city's past.
The Bible says that Kings Hezekiah and Josiah closed all the other temples in Israel and centralized all cultic activity in Jerusalem, but archaeology shows that other temples continued to operate quite close by.
Why have sales of DNA test kits fallen?
New genus of carnivorous dinosaurs named Thanatotheristes, "death reaper."
Things that could have been invented centuries before they were: Kay's flying shuttle (1733), table top role-playing games (1970s). Why? Because "innovation doesn't happen very often."
The Saadi Empire in Morocco, a sixteenth-century success story enmeshed with the rise of England in ways I never knew until today.