history

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
3 days ago
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
Television

The Best Moments from 'Danny Dyer's Right Royal Family'

"Let's go and have a tear up with the Normandy mob, let's have it."
Lauren O'Neill
1.24.19
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
12.31.18
Film

In 'Mary Queen of Scots,' Even Queens Are Screwed Over by Men Around Them

The film would have you believe that either Mary or Elizabeth win their duel for the throne. But it's a bit more complicated.
Nicole Clark
12.14.18
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
conspiracy theories

The Strange, Centuries-Long History of Satanic Pedophile Panics

Modern-day conspiracy theories like Pizzagate and 'QAnon' have roots that stretch back to medieval Europe.
Mark Hay
11.16.18
Late Capitalism

America Is Selling Blood for Big Profits to the Rest of the World

It's the most primordial substance there is, so maybe it was inevitable that it would become a commodity more valuable than oil.
Seth Ferranti
10.25.18
Late Capitalism

The Story Behind the Mysterious Guillotine on a Brooklyn Roof

"I don't know if it can kill, but it can definitely maim," the artist who built it told us.
Matt Taylor
10.22.18
politics

That Was Then, This Is Too

The parallels between the experiences of Anita Hill and Christine Blasey Ford have left many who lived through both wondering what world they’re looking at now.
Danielle Tcholakian
10.5.18
politics

Female Rage Has Fuelled America's Greatest Political Movements

Rebecca Traister, author of 'Good and Mad' discusses the power of women's rage.
Nicole Clark
10.4.18
HORROR

The Weird and Mystical World of Sleepwalking

Throughout history, sleepwalkers have cooked meals, rode motorbikes and committed murders – and it happens to far more of us than we think.
Jak Hutchcraft
9.21.18
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