Shchedryk: The Story of 'Carol of the Bells'
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As the Christmas season is now upon us, you can tune to any number of local radio stations which most likely will be playing Christmas carols from now until around New Years. One of the most...
And She Smiled Through It All
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On December 13, 1913, the headline on the front page of France's leading newspaper, Le Petit Parisien, read "La 'Joconde' est Retrouvée". The New York Times featured the same story, but referred...
Flight 19 and the Mysterious Bermuda Triangle
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The Bermuda Triangle, also known as Devil’s Triangle, is one of the strangest locations on Earth. In a small part of the Atlantic Ocean that stretches over Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda, there...
"More Deadly Than War"
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Every genuinely diverse society inevitably finds itself debating issues of inequality, intolerance and racism at a visceral level. Human beings today still struggle to achieve a kinder, more...
What Would Machiavelli Say About Modern Gun Control?
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Niccolò Machiavelli's name may have become synonymous with self-interest, personal gain and a myriad of other negative personality traits, but his writing, especially "The Prince," shows the...
Jesus: The Final Adam
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In the Old Testament Book of Genesis, God created Adam and his companion Eve, allowing them to live in the Garden of Eden with only one rule: never eat the fruit from the Tree of the Knowledge of...