It is Monday, and Gary Wilensky is getting himself a gun.
In this excerpt from Red Heat, Alex von Tunzelmann looks at how the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion changed the balance of power during the Cold War.
No two dogs are alike, nor are their stories. An excerpt from Radio Benjamin, the collected radio broadcasts of Walter Benjamin.
In this excerpt from her new book on religious violence, Fields of Blood, Karen Armstrong examines the psychological impact of World War I and the birth Protestant fundamentalism in the U.S.
A couple's kisses, from first to last, are catalogued in this short story from Shelly Oria's upcoming collection New York 1, Tel Aviv 0.
Under the “patriarchal rule” of Afghanistan, three female RCMP officers trained local police in ethical practices. Terry Gould profiles the work of these women in this excerpt from Worth Dying For.
An investigation into lost spaces, secret cities, and other inscrutable geographies.
In 1943, Kim Philby secured his rise through MI6 by orchestrating a daring defection. Secretly, it would also prove to be the first of his many great betrayals. An excerpt from A Spy Among Friends.
Surviving a brutal residential school should have been a victory for a young First Nations boy. But in this excerpt from Up Ghost River, it's a moment of relative calm in a lifetime of exploitation.
Twenty-five years ago, Bo Jackson famously hit a lead-off bomb in the 1989 All-Star Game just before his first Nike commercial aired. This excerpt from Michael Weinreb’s Bigger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the ’80s Created the Modern Athlete tells the story behind the campaign.