Are We Wrong About the American Horse?
New findings push back the origins of American horse culture. The secret? Knowing what questions to ask.
Festival of Fires
Difficult heroes, failed rebellions, and how to rebuild a religion
Decline and Fall Annex: Kosher Torture
Disney's Andor has a lot to say about imperial rule — and the difficulties of overthrowing it.
I Met A Traveler From An Online Land
What do lost cities and the modern internet have in common?
The Problem We All Live With
A beloved YA series leads to musings on the nature of child sacrifice.
Decline and Fall: History and Star Wars with Patrick Wyman
A lively interview on processes of empire, the violence of frontiers, and the role of history in invented worlds.
We're All Creatures of Collapse
It hung over them as it hangs over us: as a memory, as a premonition.
The Empire is a Predatory Forest
Trees, like empires, wear against one another. Empires, like trees, are never quite so separate from one another as they like to claim.