Siblings In The Scrum: Long History Of Brothers Makes Rugby A Family Affair

Jessica Pinchbeck documents different sets of brothers on different rugby teams, showing how the ties of a rugby family are pretty thick.

Don’t Know Much About History: The Judgements of Man

I can’t help but suspect that the vast majority of what passes for historical truth is in fact bullsh*t. ––– “Once upon a time, in some out of the way corner of that universe which is dispersed into numberless twinkling solar systems, there was a star upon which clever beasts invented knowing. It was the […]

Scientist Puts Love Life Out on a Limb

…Or did he put his love limb out of life?

Indian Heat Wave The 5th Worst In History

Anthony Horton on a deadly heat wave currently striking India.

War. What Is It Good For? Still Absolutely Nothing.

Marines who fought at the battle for Fallujah are now wondering if they fought in vain. Which prompts Michael Kasdan to seek an answer to the question of what war is really good for.

Emperor Vespasian and the Art of Making Choices

Matthew Rozsa shares a brief story from Roman history to teach a life lesson.

Colonization Wave Hits Australia Again

The company built by ‘Cattle King’ Sidney Kidman is for sale. He enjoyed good relations with the Indigenous inhabitants, but proper recognition of their rights to their land seems ever more elusive.

The Civil War: The One We Fought, The One We’re Still Fighting

It officially ended 150 years ago on April 9 in Appomattox with General Lee’s surrender, but the deep divisions that produced the Civil War still roil our national psyche.

Sometimes Love Just Runs Its Course

One man says, “My marriage failed, and I’m okay with that.”

The Limitlessness Of Blackness

Damon Young on how to foster a complete view on what it means to be black.

Skull Measurements, Achievement Data And The Destruction Of The Public School System

William Boyle on the history of eugenics, and how it’s still harming our kids today.

Jim Crow Is Still America’s National Religion … But It Doesn’t Have to Be

Half a century after the civil rights movement removed most of the legal aspects of the Jim Crow regime the vast majority of religious people in America do not see fit to worship next to people of another race.

First Impressions: Why We Keep Our Real Selves Hidden When We Meet New People

Meeting someone for the first time is like meeting yourself all over again.

The Burning of Columbia and the Persistence of Confederate Mythology

In the wake of the controversy which led to the closing of the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter, Louis Venters shares a blast from the Confederate past.

Zounds How You Scrape!

Last week, for the first time in his life, Alun Withey was the lucky recipient of a wet shave with a cut throat razor.

Why We Want to Believe Conspiracy Theories

Matthew Rozsa holds conspiracy theorists to the same standard of skepticism that they claim to use.