Articles of Note

How to make the color red: Scholars and artists long sought the tools. Arsenic, Asian flora, sulfur, mercury, and ox blood have been involved... more »

New Books

The Holocaust survivor and historian Saul Friedländer has been known as Pavel, Pavlícek, Paul, Shaul, and Saül. His many identities can help us understand our own... more »

Essays & Opinions

Politics, religion, and calendar reform. In Russia, in 1918, the day after January 31 was proclaimed February 14. The new regime wanted to leap forward... more »