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Robert Rich, Second earl of Warwick

A Lot of What Is Known about Pirates Is Not True, and a Lot of What Is True Is Not Known.

The pirate next door.

newspaper collage

The Art of Thinking in Other People’s Heads

The addictive qualities of light reading. 

Spread from 2017 Winter issue

Winter 2017 available on ISSUU

You can virtually flip through the magazine--and read it too!--on ISSUU. Start reading now.

Jackie Kennedy with model of Lafayette Square

The White House Historical Association Tells the Saga of a Living Museum

From Dolley Madison saving Gilbert Stuart's portrait of George Washington during the War of 1812, the furnishings of the White House set the stage for the country's history.

Madeleine Lebeau in Casablanca

In Casablanca, Madeleine Lebeau Became Forever the Face of French Resistance

75 years after its premiere, Casablanca still moves us. 

Dante Alighieri

What’s the Best Way to Read the Divine Comedy If You Don’t Know Italian?

So many ways to tell Dante's journey. 

Baptismal Record

Moldy Church Records in Latin America Document the Lives of Millions of Slaves

Now, intrepid scholars are saving those parish baptismal records from war, neglect, and rot. 

National Humanities Medal

The 2015 National Humanities Medalists

Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya

The godfather of Chicano literature.

José Andrés

José Andrés

A chef becomes an ambassor for Spanish cuisine.