Happy Belated Anniversary, History Channel!
August 9, 2018 by

It’s always a little embarrassing to miss an important birthday or anniversary, and I confess that I’ve been especially busy over the past month and overlooked an important date. That date was about a month ago, when The History Channel suffered one of the highest-profile blows to its credibility in, well, the history of the …

Massimo Polidoro: The Ghosts of the Coliseum
October 27, 2017 by

Okay, so what’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the term “fake news”? The ancient Romans of course! Wow, that was so not fair of me. Actually, the Romans have been the subject of historical fake news for millennia (I assume as much as any other empire), and today we heard …