November 2010

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Monarchist in Russia

Resurrecting the Czar

In Russia, the recent discovery of the remains of the two missing Romanov children has pitted science against the church

Elephants at Etosha National Park

Male Bonding

Bull elephants have a reputation as loners. But research shows that males are surprisingly sociable—until it's time to fight

Richard Crowninshield

The Tell-Tale Murder

In 1830, a brutal crime in Massachusetts riveted the nation—and inspired the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne

Apollo Theater

Show Time

A stellar roster of African-American singers, dancers and comedians got their start at the venue, celebrating its 75-year history

Super Kamiokande

Looking For Ghosts

To study some of the most elusive particles, physicists have built detectors in abandoned mines, tunnels and Antarctic ice

Little Bighorn flats

How Little Bighorn Was Won

Accounts of the 1876 battle have focused on Custer's ill-fated cavalry. But a new book offers a take from the Indian's point of view


From the Editor


Botched battles and preconceptions overturned



Readers Respond to the September Issue

Indelible Images

On to Warsaw

As German bombs began falling on Poland in 1939, an American photographer made a fateful decision

My Kind of Town

Twice Charmed

The Pacific Northwest city captivated the author first when she was an adventure-seeking adolescent and again as an adult

This Month in History

November Anniversaries

Momentous or Merely Memorable

From the Castle

Big Opportunity

Around the Mall

Night at the Museum

Scientists at the Natural History Museum search for the elusive "recipe" that endows the famed gem with its unique blue color

The Object at Hand

Pacific Theater

A carved walking stick evokes ship commander John F. Kennedy's dramatic rescue at sea


Q&A: Sully Sullenberger

The pilot of US Airways Flight 1549 talks about that fateful day, being a pilot and his future

What's Up

What's Up

The Last Page

Fluent in 60 Seconds

Learning a new language is a breeze—as long as it's Paionian