Ancient Aliens

Who built the Colosseum? If you're hesitating, don't. It's not a trick question. The Romans built the Colosseum. It was commissioned by Emperor Vespasian around 70 C.E. as part of the reclamation of the land taken for Nero's "Golden House". It was one of several building projects that followed the suppression of the Jewish Revolt…

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Alternative Histories

President Trump accomplished something this week that must elate him. Most days, his name will come up at some point. Now, for the first time since November 9th, every friend or stranger you meet brings him up before saying “Hello”. I’m housesitting in Brooklyn, and a neighbor chatted with me while I watered the garden…