A two-part television series that concluded on the ABC last night took some tentative steps towards lifting the lid of Australia's shameful past.
A new paper from Dr. Powel Kazanjian theorizes that the famous Plague of Athens was caused by the same virus that has decimated West Africa in recent years.
If you think funny folk have it rough today, consider that comedians in the mid 1900s were jailed, fined, sued, and harassed for the offensive things they said during performances.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission challenges readers to see how non-Aboriginal Canadians benefited from 120 years of residential school policy.
An excerpt from the novelist's astonishing new book about a failed writer and an eccentric billionaire, both named Joshua Cohen, in the internet age.
We talked to sociologist Andrew Scull about his new book Madness in Civilization, which traces the history of mental health disorders over 3000 years.
The New Yorker artist and illustrator curates a show of objects including Lincoln's pall and pocket watch and Toscanini's "antifascist" pants.
Headstones today are as boring and lifeless as the bodies that lie beneath. But in the past, headstones were a way to show the person's personality with quotes, miniature sculptures, and elaborate artwork.
In the 1960s, people came together on city streets in anger over how young black men were being mistreated by the police. Sound familiar?
The home of Frances Willard is a boring one, but if you get drunk enough, you might just be able to see the difference between the prohibition of alcohol and the prohibition of marijuana.
His new book looks at how the American government, banks, and intelligence agencies enforce a very covert and modern type of imperialism.
How could you ever explain to someone that the 'Space Jam' website was once state of the art?
How Eric Hobsbawm and Marshall McLuhan influenced Doug's latest nonfiction work, The Age of Earthquakes.
We interviewed creator and artist Jayson Musson about the show and he answered entirely in images.
It's not all Eddie Redmayne.
The Free State of Bavaria has blocked publication of Hitler's infamous manifesto for the past 70 years, because they own the book's copyright. But that copyright is due to expire at the end of this year.
Gilles Elie Cohen photographed the coolest people who ever lived.
An undetermined amount of court documents were lost in a Brooklyn blaze last Saturday.
The Confederados are one of the last remaining enclaves of the children of the unreconstructed South.
For centuries, the practice of making books out of human skin was disturbingly common. Today, it's become a historical curiosity. We spoke to Dr. Lindsey Fitzharris to find out more about this bizarre practice.
How do you memorialize the nation's biggest inside joke? As I learned, it takes a whole lot of statues.
VICE host Krishna Andavolu takes a look back at the VICE network's best videos of 2014.
First Australians tracked and predicted interstellar movements in highly sophisticated ways, looking up at the night with eyes intriguingly different to our own.
A look at how we use to use money and how we use it today.