Nancy Cunard was a writer and rebel whose path through the first half of the 20th century brought her through such movements as literary modernism, th(...)

Dublin-born journalist EJ Dillon was regarded as an authority on the politics and culture of the Russian Empire. Photograph: Library of Congress/Public Domain

Late in his era-spanning career, the Irish journalist EJ Dillon would write about the day in December 1890 when he walked through a Russian forest wit(...)