The peasant turned czarist advisor has come to be known and feared as the devil incarnate, but was he really as demonic as we have been led to believe?
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
The world is changing, and technology is driving that change. Today, that observation is about as compelling as the insight that water runs downhill. It’s just what technology (and water) […]
It's a common misconception that to be a Stoic is to be in possession of a stiff upper lip.
Representation matters. Meet five stellar women in physics who were unjustly denied their place in history. Nobel season is now over, with another year in the books of celebrating the scientists […]
Some scientists feel that the attacks on U.S. embassy workers in Cuba and China were carried out by secret microwave weapons. Others think that’s just silly.
For urban exploration with an ironic twist, go 'bag' all 32 London Borough Tops
50 years after his assassination, a look back at five ways Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. changed the U.S.
DEFCON hackers find it’s really easy to hack U.S. voting machines.
Before there was Cruise, Stallone, and Schwarzenegger, there was Douglas Fairbanks.
The year of magical thinking about marriage, reproduction and vaginas (see reviews of Naomi’s Wolf’s hilariously trashed book) continues. The conservative Heritage Foundation released a report last week that reprises […]
“All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up,” says washed-up silent film star Norma Desmond in the final scene of Billy Wilder’s unforgettable 1950 film Sunset Boulevard. Gloria Swanson […]
As the times go, so goes Van Gogh. Toiling in relative obscurity during his life, known by fellow painters but not by the public at large, Vincent Van Gogh’s greatest […]
The multi-million dollar estates of the stars in Beverly Hills and the “abandominiums” of impoverished neighborhoods in rustbelt cities such as my own of Baltimore have something in common: they’re […]
This semester I am teaching a doctoral seminar on the important questions and trends related to media, technology and democracy. In this post, I introduce several major topics and provide […]
Low weight at birth is associated with all sorts of health troubles later in life, so it seems a great idea to give nutritional supplements to pregnant women in developing […]
The second part of Eruptions readers' recollections of the historic May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.