15 Ways to Talk About Sex

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When Randall Frederick tells people that he writes about sex, the topic conversation shifts to…sex.

What I Learned from Native American Ghosts

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“Twenty thousand light years from earth, one looking at the escaped light would see those paleo-Indians as if they were the ones living today. Twenty thousand years from now, I will be nothing more than a ghost on the galactic wind,” writes N.C. Harrison.

How the Mysterious Story of my Great Uncle Jimmy Turned me into a World War I Historian

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One historian’s personal fascination with his family past led him to become a professional.

Here’s What You Need to Know About the Colonial History of (De)criminalising Homosexuality

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Angelus Morningstar discusses how the entanglement of LGBTI rights with globalization and imperialism continues to present problems in countries such as Uganda.

‘Valiant Hearts:The Great War’ Game Review

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‘Valiant Hearts: The Great War’ is proof video games can surpass feature films in narrative depth. Alex Yarde has details.

Guys, Change Your Scenery

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The only way to beat the taxing grind is to get out of it, at least for a while.

The U.S.A. Doesn’t Want You

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A complete lesson in how U.S. immigration policy has helped create structural racism.

A Memorial To My Father

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Ben Dean shares the memory of his father on this past memorial day, and discusses part of his father’s life that had never been discussed before.

We’ve Always Been Here: Queer Men of History

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Sarah Prager, founder and creator of the free mobile app Quist, illuminates some historical queer men.

Have We Lost the Human in the Humanities?

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The study of humanities ignores living people. Mikhail Epstein calls out for a new humanities that seeks to transform the human condition.

The Historian And The Politician

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An online intellectual fight shows the limits of the historical perspective in politics.

The Myth and False Lesson of Independence

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Why are we afraid of teaching young people how they relate to the network of human interaction? Why do we value our independence over our dependability?

Why I’m Teaching My Children to Pray

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Jason Helveston believes spiritual literacy is a part of what we need to teach our children.

The Internet Sex Archive: What Should We Do With Millions of Hours of Amateur Pornography?

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Historian Oliver Lee Bateman examines the potential scholarly applications of websites like Xtube and RedTube.

Smoke and Mirrors Are An Olympic Tradition

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Tony Bucci puts the Sochi Games in context.

Watch How This Soldier’s Courageous Call Saved Lives (Video)

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On a dark night two weeks after D-Day, Jack Leroy Tueller silences a German sniper—in a most surprising way.