Watch this very turgid film of Queen Elizabeth II's 1953 coronation, and learn a lot about how Britain saw itself in the aftermath of World War II.
Welcome to an evening of 40-cent drinks, female impersonators and juvenile delinquent movies. And you thought the 1950s were boring!
Just weeks before Stalin's death, the Soviet government went on a witch hunt against Jewish doctors. Was it the prelude to another bloody purge?
It's been a while since I've done a "Mad Men geography" post. This one is a little obscure, but, I think, important to the show. This [...]
This post is more history than anything else, and its connection to Mad Men is tenuous--it is mentioned, but never seen, in a line of dialogue [...]
On March 5, 1953, Joseph Jugashvili, also known as Stalin, died at Kuntsevo, a dacha outside Moscow, after a nearly 30-year reign that left millions [...]