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Islam’s Medieval Underworld

An Arab city of the early medieval period. Urban centers in the Middle East were of a size and wealth all but unknown in the Christian west during this period, encouraging the development of a large…
AUTHOR:Mike Dash
PUBLISHED: July 22, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2389 words)

Islam’s Medieval Underworld

An Arab city of the early medieval period. Urban centers in the Middle East were of a size and wealth all but unknown in the Christian west during this period, encouraging the development of a large…
AUTHOR:Mike Dash
PUBLISHED: July 22, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2389 words)

The Curious Case of Nashville’s Frail Sisterhood

Nashville under Union occupation, c. 1863. Library of Congress Major General William Rosecrans, leader of the Union’s Army of the Cumberland, had a problem. “Old Rosy,” as…
PUBLISHED: July 8, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2338 words)

The Curious Case of Nashville’s Frail Sisterhood

Nashville under Union occupation, c. 1863. Library of Congress Major General William Rosecrans, leader of the Union’s Army of the Cumberland, had a problem. “Old Rosy,” as…
PUBLISHED: July 8, 2013
LENGTH: 9 minutes (2338 words)

The Octogenarian Who Took on the Shoguns

Shakushain, the leader of Ainu resistance to Japan, is shown in this modern memorial on Hokkaido. Thanks to a postwar revival of Ainu nationalism, celebrations of indigenous culture are held each…
AUTHOR:Mike Dash
PUBLISHED: June 20, 2013
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4010 words)

The Octogenarian Who Took on the Shoguns

Shakushain, the leader of Ainu resistance to Japan, is shown in this modern memorial on Hokkaido. Thanks to a postwar revival of Ainu nationalism, celebrations of indigenous culture are held each…
AUTHOR:Mike Dash
PUBLISHED: June 20, 2013
LENGTH: 16 minutes (4010 words)

The Incredible Disappearing Evangelist

Aimee Semple McPherson. Photo: Library of Congress Along the Los Angeles beach between Venice and Ocean Park, a small group of mourners wandered aimlessly, occasionally dropping to the sand to…
PUBLISHED: June 17, 2013
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1646 words)
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The Incredible Disappearing Evangelist

Aimee Semple McPherson. Photo: Library of Congress Along the Los Angeles beach between Venice and Ocean Park, a small group of mourners wandered aimlessly, occasionally dropping to the sand to…
PUBLISHED: June 17, 2013
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1646 words)

The Incredible Disappearing Evangelist

Aimee Semple McPherson. Photo: Library of Congress Along the Los Angeles beach between Venice and Ocean Park, a small group of mourners wandered aimlessly, occasionally dropping to the sand to…
PUBLISHED: June 17, 2013
LENGTH: 6 minutes (1646 words)