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10 Successful People Trapped in their Parents Shadow

Tim Brady, author of His Father's Son, talks about Ted Roosevelt Jr.'s charm, his valor on the battlefield, and his row with the Hyde Park Roosevelts.

Fabergé smoky quartz scent bottle. Artglass…

Fabergé smoky quartz scent bottle. Artglass…


Grand Duchess Maria Nikolaevna Romanova of Russia in historical costume. The original pictures (body) from Lorivin. Maria in historical costume

We spoke with Kelly Cherry, author of Quartet for J. Robert Oppenheimer, about Oppenheimer, MFA programs, and being told to “shut up" but speaking anyway.

Now I Am Become Poetry, Creator of Life: An Interview with Kelly Cherry

RBG v. Trump and the Future of the Supreme Court

Were Ginsburg’s comments a breach of professional ethics? Where will the split take us? Erwin Chemerinsky answers these questions and more.

Consuelo Vanderbilt | While in Paris in 1894 Mrs. W. K. Vanderbilt (Alva) commissioned Carolus-Duran to paint this portrait of her daughter. The artist was fashionable at the time for painting portraits of aristocratic women. It now hangs in Blenheim Palace, where Consuelo, onetime Duchess of Marlborough, previously served as chatelaine.

1900 Consuelo Vanderbilt by Carolus Duran (printed in The Sketch Christmas Number

The Search for Harriet Hemings, Thomas Jefferson's Black Daughter

Historian Catherine Kerrison discusses her research into the daughter Thomas Jefferson had with his slave Sally Hemings.

Making Sense of ISIS: Q&A with Former Beirut Bureau Chief - Signature Reads

Making Sense of Isis. Upon the release of his book, A Rage for Order, we checked in with the former New York Times Beirut bureau chief to talk about the rise and future of ISIS and more.

We caught up with actor-turned-lawyer-turned-inspiration Isaac Lidsky to talk about how going blind offered him a richer experience of life.

Queen Victoria and some of her lace

Queen Victoria poses for a photograph for her Diamond Jubilee, celebrating her anniversary as Queen in Notice she wears lace made for her wedding day over her black mourning dress as a tribute to her late husband, Albert.

Queen Alexandra in mourning for Queen Victoria

Queen Alexandra "Alix" (Alexandra Caroline Marie Charlotte Louise Julia) Denmark, wife of King Edward VII (Albert Edward "Bertie") Prince of Wales, UK, wearing the 3 bow brooches from Queen Victoria UK.

Summer Reading List: 36 Books to Read Before They're Movies.

Summer Reading List: 36 Books to Read Before They're Movies

Queen of Katwe starring Madina Nalwanga and David Oyelowo

As the movie Queen of Katwe goes on general release, we catch up with Phiona Mutesi - the actual 'Queen of Katwe on whose life the film is made.