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Features

The ‘Men’s Liberation’ Movement Time Forgot

Nowadays, the Men’s Rights movement runs the gamut from incels to red pillers, but in the 1970s, men's libbers looked something like… feminists?
Nona Willis Aronowitz
3.18.19
The holocaust

The Holocaust Prisoners Who Risked Their Lives to Sneak Evidence from Concentration Camps

It's the story of men and women who enlightened the world as to what was happening in the extermination camps.
Oscar Rickett
3.10.19
history

The Polish Ballerina Who Shot Nazis on Her Way to the Gas Chamber

The story of Franceska Mann's brave act of resistance at Auschwitz has become Holocaust legend. But how much do we actually know of her story?
Dee Cunning
3.8.19
Drugs

A Brief, 200-Year History of Humanity’s Love for Laughing Gas

People were using it to get high in the 1700s—long before anyone used it to decorate cakes.
Gavin Butler
3.7.19
syrian war

How Syrians Are Rebuilding the Monuments Destroyed By ISIS

A French restoration company is working with locals to restore their most important cultural artefacts.
Pierre Longeray
2.20.19
LGBTQ

This Artist Collects the Everyday Objects That Define Lesbian Life

Anyone who identifies as lesbian, butch, queer, non-binary, or trans was invited to send personal objects for the display.
Sofia Barrett-Ibarria
2.13.19
Travel

The True Story of How the Parramatta Road Sign Ended Up in Lebanon

What kind of legend steals a sign, flies it across the planet, then bolts it to a power pole in a remote village in Lebanon?
Marty Smiley
2.13.19
Culture

Inside an Early 1900s Attempt to Catalogue all of the Information on Earth

The Mundaneum is more than an antiquated indexing system. It's an ahead-of-its-time testament to the power of information.
Justin Caffier
12.28.18
climate change

Humans May Reverse a 50 Million Year Climate Trend After Just Two Centuries

50 million years ago, the world started cooling. The industrial revolution marked the beginning of the end of this climate trend.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.11.18
Drugs

The World's First-Ever Acid Trip Actually Kinda Sucked

A deep dive into Albert Hofmann's personal archives sheds startling new light on a signature moment at the dawn of the psychedelic era.
Mike Jay
12.5.18
cryptids

The 'Beast of Gévaudan' Killed Hundreds in 18th Century France. What Was It?

Records from the time attributed hundreds of deaths to a mysterious beast creature that may have been a wolf, a lion, or something else entirely.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.22.18
Thanksgiving

I Lived Like It Was the 1600s to Understand the Meaning of Thanksgiving

Killing turkeys by hand, pissing in a pot, drinking only alcohol, and eating terrible gruel made me understand what life was like back then, and why we celebrate holidays.
Allie Conti
11.21.18
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