Run a cursory search for hockey online and it won’t take much effort to come across the sport’s complicated relationship with fighting. For some fans, it’s as much a part of the game as the puck or the ice. Watch video of almost any brawl during a match, professional or otherwise, and witness the crowdContinue reading “Major Misconduct: The Human Cost of Fighting in Hockey by Jeremy Allingham”
It’s not that everything was perfect before American politicians began paying attention to economists, but things sure were different. Between 1969 and 2008, author Binyamin Appelbaum argues that economists rose from the deepest depths of academia to rest in positions like secretary of the treasury and chairs of the Federal Reserve and, more broadly, asContinue reading “The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society by Binyamin Appelbaum”
A few ifs can cause so much damage. If Hayley Powell’s office manager position paid more, she wouldn’t have felt obligated to become her newspaper’s food writer. If she hadn’t accepted the position, Karen Appelbaum wouldn’t have viciously attacked her. And if those two hadn’t entered a feud, then Hayley never would have been arrestedContinue reading “Death of a Kitchen Diva by Lee Hollis”
The vice president is a unique political position in that the person inhabiting it remains largely forgotten until they’re needed. Yet, eight times an American president has died in office, and eight times the vice president has assumed that office. With such a high frequency of occurrence, it could be assumed that the Framers ofContinue reading “Accidental Presidents by Jared Cohen”
At the beginning of the Vietnam War hundreds of American soldiers were considered either missing or captured, and President Johnson’s administration approached their families with a simple message: keep quiet. With little information sharing, most families did just that. But then footage started appearing from North Vietnam confirming the worst. In one video, Admiral JeremiahContinue reading “The League of Wives by Heath Hardage Lee”
Medicine is an ever-evolving profession, and its history can be downright weird. Medical historian Thomas Morris has combed through countless vintage medical journals and historical documents showcasing the progress medicine has made in a relatively short time. His work goes beyond bizarre anecdotes, and instead softens the wonky view of health, breaking into sections rangingContinue reading “The Mystery of the Exploding Teeth by Thomas Morris”
While most works detailing Queen Elizabeth II focus on her role within the United Kingdom, she also serves as Head of the Commonwealth, a collective of fifty-three sovereign states ranging from Australia to Zambia. In this capacity, while having no direct authority over the states, she regularly flexes her diplomatic soft power. Traveling the world,Continue reading “Queen of the World by Robert Hardman”
Clothing serves many purposes. At its base form, it’s one protection from our environment. Yet it can also provide comfort, or even be used as an expression of our personalities. Unfortunately, sometimes fashion can also have a severely negative impact. Simply: fashion can kill.