The Horses of St. Marks

How can famous objects seen daily by millions of tourists, whose long history is well-documented over the past few centuries, retain any mysteries? Charles Freeman eruditely explains how, as he puts those iconic Venetian equine statues under his historical microscope.

July 23: Jessica Mitford died on this day in 1996.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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