Nagorno-Karabakh

Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, is a landlocked region in the South Caucasus, within the mountainous range of Karabakh, lying between Lower Karabakh and Zangezur, and … More

Religious abuse

Religious abuse is abuse administered under the guise of religion, including harassment or humiliation, which may result in psychological trauma. Religious abuse may also include misuse of religion … More

Iran Under Crushing US Sanctions

Grappling with a weakened economy and the Middle East’s worst coronavirus outbreak, Iran’s president delivered a defiant and fiery speech … More

Voice of America (VOA)

Voice of America (VOA) is a state-controlled international television network funded by the U.S. federal tax budget. It is the largest … More

The Taíno

The Taíno were an indigenous people of the Caribbean. At the time of European contact in the late fifteenth century, they were the principal … More

The Real Irish American Story

“Wear green on St. Patrick’s Day or get pinched.” That pretty much sums up the Irish-American “curriculum” that I learned … More

The Nova Scotian Settlers

The Nova Scotian Settlers, or Sierra Leone Settlers (also known as the Nova Scotians or more commonly as the Settlers) were Black Americans who … More

“Head of Wisdom” – a brazen, brass head

A brazen head, brass, or bronze head was a legendary automaton in the early modern period whose ownership was ascribed to late medieval scholars such as Roger Bacon who had developed a … More

Pope Sylvester I 

Sylvester I (also Silvester, died 31 December 335) was the bishop of Rome from 314 until his death. He was the 33rd Pope of the Catholic Church. He … More

Golem – a highly mutable metaphor

In Jewish folklore, a golem is an animated anthropomorphic being that is created entirely from inanimate matter (usually clay or mud). The word was used to mean an … More