Latest from Gillian Brockell

Before he was charged with killing 50 people at two mosques, Brenton Harrison Tarrant covered his arsenal with symbols and names that medieval historians recognized immediately.

  • Mar 16, 2019

New Zealand changed its gun laws after 13 people, including four children, were killed by a disgruntled neighbor.

  • Mar 15, 2019

As a new film, "Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase" hits movie theaters Friday, here’s a look at why the fictional character remains beloved by Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and three Supreme Court justices.

  • Mar 15, 2019

Ignoring the bitter lessons of 1937, some modern-day liberals are pushing to expand the size of the Supreme Court again.

  • Mar 12, 2019

The first “spring forward” in the United States was so maligned, Congress overrode the president to get rid of it.

  • Mar 9, 2019

French women furious about a bread shortage marched on Versailles, invaded King Louis XVI’s bedroom and forced him to return to Paris.

  • Mar 8, 2019

After a Louisiana congressman compared border crossers to the Allied invasion at Normandy, a fact check about the crucial WWII battle might be helpful.

  • Mar 6, 2019

In 1993, the embattled King of Pop purchased satellite time to proclaim his innocence — a statement carried live on CNN and other stations.

  • Mar 3, 2019

The artist used his own chiseled physique as a model when he won a contest to sculpt Abraham Lincoln.

  • Feb 21, 2019

Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation as a Supreme Court justice is taking far longer. But not as long as the 841 days it took to replace Justice Henry Baldwin after his death in 1844.

  • Sep 3, 2018
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