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8 Secret Features of Grand Central Terminal

On February 2, 1913, at exactly midnight, members of the public started streaming through the doors of the newly constructed Grand Central Terminal to get their first glimpse of the architectural and engineering marvel. More than a century later, with…

10 Daring Museum Heists

Famous artworks like ‘The Mona Lisa’ and ‘The Scream’ have been among the treasures stolen from museums, churches and castles. Mona Lisa Leaves the Louvre (1911) On August 21, 1911, an amateur painter set up his easel near the spot…

The US is a Procedural, Not a Substantive, Democracy

Van Gosse is Professor of History at Franklin and Marshall College and Co-Chair of Historians for Peace & Democracy. He is the author of The First Reconstruction: Black Politics in America, From the Revolution to the Civil War (University of North Carolina Press, 2021).…

A Portrait of Carlos Franqui

Ken Weisbrode is a diplomatic and cultural historian currently working in Turkey. He received his PhD from Harvard University, where he studied under Akira Iriye and the late Ernest May. He is the author of Churchill and the King and The Atlantic Century. Carlos…

Latino Activists Changed San Antonio in the 1960s

Ricardo Romo is the author of books including Latinos in America and  East Los Angeles: History of a Barrio, a past president of the University of Texas at San Antonio, and an appointee to four Presidential Commissions on higher education issues.  Henry B.…