The BBC recently produced this excellent documentary about the author of Alice in Wonderland, to commemorate the 150th year of the book's first publication. The documentary is no longer viewable on BBC iPlayer, but it can be watched on Youtube.
Francis Fukuyama comments on his seminal thesis fifteen years after its publication. This is an old article (published in 2007) but the observations and predictions are still interesting.
The Economist considers the similarities and differences between New Year 2013 and New Year 1913.
Good news for Neil Gaiman fans everywhere! The creator of the Sandman and other marvels has been appointed a university professor at Bard College, USA! Here's hoping he does a summer course...
Historian Margaret MacMillan comments on parallels between the causes of WWI and the current crisis in Syria.
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