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Culture

Nearly Every Horror Movie You Love Is Actually About World War I

In his new book, 'Wasteland: The Great War and the Origins of Modern Horror,' historian W. Scott Poole argues the Great War gave filmmakers the visual language that make up scary movies.
Seth Ferranti
2 days ago
HORROR

The Weird and Mystical World of Sleepwalking

Throughout history, sleepwalkers have cooked meals, rode motorcycles, and committed murders—and it happens to far more of us than we think.
Jak Hutchcraft
9.23.18
Comics!

'A History of Sexuality,' Today's Comic by Sami Alwani

A man questions his ability to fall in love in this abstract comic.
Sami Alwani
9.17.18
Books

The Bizarre Untold Origin Story of the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator

How a mother-daughter team created the pseudoscientific quiz that conquered the world.
Nicole Clark
9.5.18
Art

Where Do ISIS-Looted Antiquities Go?

Probably someone’s basement. For a long time.
Kathleen Caulderwood
9.4.18
history

God Has Been a Woman Since the Beginning of Time

"God is a Woman," the single on Ariana Grande's new album, is a reminder that archeologists believe God was considered female for the first 200,000 years of human life on earth.
Christobel Hastings
8.21.18
extremism

All the Times Black People (Actually) Infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan

You've seen the Chappelle skit and maybe even the new Spike Lee movie, but these IRL cases are even crazier.
Vee Wright
8.12.18
Film

Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' Mines the Past to Explain Our Racist Present

The film references 70s blaxploitation to tell the true story of a black cop who infiltrated the KKK.
Arimeta Diop
8.9.18
Australia Today

A Whole Museum’s Worth of Computer History Is Headed for Sydney Landfill

Want a free ancient computer? You've got until Friday.
VICE Staff
8.7.18
WELL, THANK U

Wait, Should You Actually Be Eating Dirt?

The internet’s weirdest health trend has a long history, and may not be a nuts as it sounds.
Wendy Syfret
7.9.18
battlefield

The Battlefield Subreddit Has Banned Complaining About 'Historical Accuracy'

“We're done, its over. New rule: No more bitching about historical accuracy, it's a game, not a history book. Violations will have consequences.”
Matthew Gault
6.17.18
history

If You Think You're a Decadent Fuck, Try Feasting Like a 19th-Century Parisian

A feast might include 25 hors d’oeuvres, 15 roasts, and 28 different types of fish, all washed down with 8 bottles of wine. Per person.
Emily Monaco
5.29.18