history




Parsing the Canadian history wars

Among the list of grievances critics of Prime Minister Stephen Harper inevitably trot out as further evidence of his profound, Machiavellian evil is the way…


Time’s arrow: William Herschel

William Herschel did not begin his career as a professional scientist. For the first several decades of his life astronomy was just a hobby. His…


The Iceman cometh

On Sept. 19, 1991, Erika and Helmut Simon, vacationers from Nuremberg, Germany, discovered a man’s body protruding from the ice in the mountains of the…


A wearable history

History is written in many forms – through buildings and books, our everyday lives, and the clothes we wear. In the latest exhibit from the…




Where’s Buddha?

The tall, white high-rise apartments disappeared in the heavy fog as my gondola slowly ascended into the mountains of Lantau Island, one of the more…