Lady and the Dyke: The Queer Possibilities of ‘Downton Abbey’ | 16 Jul 2013 // 6:14 PM
The great house dramas, which mix nostalgia for archaic politics with rural prejudice, are a curious venue to explore queer history.
What Happened to Imperial Russia's Most Powerful Aristocratic Families? | 5 Nov 2013 // 2:00 AM
In Former People, Douglas Smith follows the fates of two families during the revolutions and Civil War that played out across Russia between 1917 and 1922, and he continues to track the fates of those who chose to remain in the Soviet Union.
'Savage Continent' Explodes the Myths Behind the 'Greatest Generation' | 29 Aug 2013 // 6:45 PM
Keith Lowe has synthesized the latest scholarship to explore the unprecedented physical and moral destruction of Europe after World War II.