A Calming First Date with Lucy Dacus in a Japanese Tea Room

We talked about tarot, astrology, and accents on the 'Historian' and boygenius musician's first-ever "proper" date.


Lucy Dacus Is Paranoid, In Pain, and Writing Great Indie Songs By Accident

We talk to the rising Virginia musician about nihilism, queerness, and getting heavy on her knockout second album, 'Historian.'


How Eating Too Many Sweets at the Fun Fair Became a British Tradition

The relationship between confectionary and the fair goes beyond throwing up on the waltzers. Traditional fairground sweets like Northern Ireland’s Yellowman honeycomb or Scottish mint Hawick Balls are intertwined with social history.


David Wallechinsky Is A Human Encyclopedia

A longtime reader of this magazine (such as yourself) already knows about David Wallechinsky because you read the People's Lists feature in every issue.


Zinn And The Art Of History Maintenance

Though not quite yet a household name, as historians and public intellectuals go, Howard Zinn has in the last few years become increasingly present in the public eye (whatever that is).


Thomas Cahill Is Saving Civilization

Over the course of books such as How the Irish Saved Civilization, Sailing the Wine-Dark Seas, and Mysteries of the Middle Ages, historian Thomas Cahill has done more for making ancient history readable and entertaining than all the cobweb-covered...