history

Sleep

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
2 hours ago
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
travel

A Real-Life Samaritan Leader Explains What It Means to Be a Good Samaritan

There are less 1,000 Samaritans living in the world today. Community secretary Mabrook Ishaq is one of them. He told us his story.
Mabrook Ishaq
8.30.18
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
8.10.18
Film

How Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman' Skewers America's Racist Past and Present

The film draws on 70s blaxploitation to tell the true story of a black cop who infiltrated the KKK.
Arimeta Diop
8.7.18
RACISM

The Long Journey to Remember One of History's Worst Lynching Massacres

Mary Turner and her unborn baby were killed by a racist mob in 1918 in an atrocity that was nearly forgotten.
Michael Sainato
5.25.18
death

Earth's Supposed Oldest Living Person Has Hated Every Day of Her Life

Koku Istambulova says she's 128 years old and considers her longevity a punishment from God.
Nicole Clark
5.17.18
Full Moon Parties

From Mushroom Trips to Pills, Raves and Murder – 30 Years of the Full Moon Party

How the Thai beach parties turned from a little hippy gathering into the infamous all-night sessions they are today.
Robyn Wilson
4.17.18
Black Women Making History

The Amazing Vintage Shop That Celebrates Black History Every Day

BLK MKT Vintage co-founders Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart are decolonizing vintage shopping one antique at a time.
Genel Ambrose
3.28.18
stormy daniels

What Trump Could Learn from America's Long History of Sex Scandals

Too bad Trump isn't a student of history.
Mark Hay
3.26.18
Canada

‘Island of Death’: BC’s Forgotten Racist Leper Colony

“It's almost like a person's worst nightmare really—just to be left to die.”
Mack Lamoureux
3.22.18
hate

The Strange and Violent Story Behind Vancouver’s Most Racist Street Name

Paton Street may be short, but its legacy is long on racism, assault, kidnapping, and miscarriage of justice.
Jesse Donaldson
3.13.18