The 24-year-old artist was determined to avoid the military at all costs.... READ ON
With the centennial of the outbreak of hostilities coming up in 2014, Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to the war, when seemingly minor moments of friction accumulated until the situation was ready to explode. He'll be covering those events 100 years after they occurred.... READ ON
Erik Sass will be looking back at the lead-up to World War I, covering events 100 years after they occurred. This is the 91st installment in the series.... READ ON
Erik Sass has been covering the events leading up to World War I exactly 100 years after they happened. But today he's here to discuss some inventions of The Great War.... READ ON
On the eve of the Great War, German chemists discovered a way to synthesize nitrates artificially – a momentous achievement that allowed Germany to fight on for four long years after its overseas sources of nitrates were cut off by the British blockade.... READ ON
Twitter's bird logo is named Larry, for Larry Bird.