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Olivia B. Waxman


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Recent articles by Olivia B.:

Longtime Aide to the Queen Resigns Over Racist Remarks

Lady Susan Hussey has resigned after CEO Ngozi Fulani revealed an exchange that took place at Buckingham Palace. → Read More

What an Indigenous Chef Wants You to Know About Thanksgiving

Chef Sherry Pocknett is a member of the Mashpee Wampanoag, best known for feeding the Pilgrims. She hopes her menu shows the breadth and depth of Indigenous foods. → Read More

How the 2022 Midterm Fits in the History of Wave Elections

To a certain extent, politicos were expecting a wave because the past midterm elections had resulted in waves. But every midterm being a "wave election" is a relatively recent phenomenon. → Read More

How Princess Diana Is Shaping the Royal Family 25 Years Later

Princess Diana represented a vision of what the royals could be. That dynamic has only grown stronger since her death in 1997. → Read More

Ada Limón, the New U.S. Poet Laureate, Talks About Poetry's Role in Recording the Pandemic, Her Favorite Nature Spots and the Last Thing That Made Her Cry

Ada Limón, the new U.S. Poet Laureate, talks about poetry's role in recording the pandemic and the last thing that made her cry. → Read More

How Racism Was Baked into U.S. History Textbooks

In Teaching White Supremacy: America’s Democratic Ordeal and the Forging of Our National Identity, out Sept. 27, Harvard University researcher Donald Yacovone analyzed 220 history textbooks from 1832 to the present day → Read More

The Black Men Who Became America's First Paramedics

In "American Sirens," author Kevin Hazzard spotlights the Black men in Pittsburgh who pioneered America's modern emergency medical service. → Read More

Should the U.S. Have Bombed Auschwitz? And Other Thorny Questions From Ken Burns' New Series on the Holocaust

What could have America done differently in World War II? It's a question at the center of Ken Burns' 'The U.S. and the Holocaust,' which airs on PBS. → Read More

What King Charles III's Past Controversies Could Tell Us About How He'll Reign

Examining King Charles III's decades of controversy could offer some clues to how he might rule as sovereign. → Read More

Where This Labor Day Fits Into American History

With Amazon and Starbucks union efforts, workers are having a moment. It's not the first time. → Read More

African-American History Finally Gets Its Own AP Class—And Historians Say It's More Important Than Ever

'Nothing is more dramatic than having the College Board launch an AP course in a field,' says Henry Louis Gates Jr., who helped develop the curriculum. → Read More

What Historians Think of Joe Biden-Jimmy Carter Comparisons

Historical experts and former Carter advisers fact-check the critics who have compared Joe Biden to Jimmy Carter. → Read More

What to Know About the Origins of the Espionage Act

Documents reveal that the FBI is investigating whether former President Trump violated the Espionage Act of 1917. Here's what to know. → Read More

Indigenous Groups in Canada Want More Than Apology During Pope’s Visit

The Pope’s expected apology in Canada is taking place seven years after it was recommended by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. → Read More

What Watergate Experts Think About the Jan. 6 Hearings

Watergate historians compare the January 6 hearings to the Watergate hearings. Here's where they see similarities—and differences. → Read More

Looking Back at TIME's Coverage of Shinzo Abe: 'I Am a Patriot.'

Former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated on Friday, appeared on TIME's cover three times. → Read More

Here's How Depictions of Abortion in Movies and TV Shows Have Changed Over the Years

Sociologist Gretchen Sisson traces the history of abortions on screen back to the 1916 silent film Where Are My Children?, about a woman who has been rendered infertile after having multiple abortions. → Read More

Beyond the Founding Fathers: 12 Unsung Figures Who Helped Build America

From the brain behind the “We the People” clause in the U.S. Constitution, to a woman who risked her life holding loyalist soldiers prisoner during the Revolutionary War. → Read More

Anti-‘Critical Race Theory’ Laws Are Working. Teachers Are Thinking Twice About How They Talk About Race

Teachers say there's a 'chilling' effect on how they talk about race. → Read More

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Wishes This Case Had Legalized Abortion Instead of 'Roe v. Wade'

When Ginsburg was confirmed to the Supreme Court 25 years ago, she explained why → Read More