history

climate change

Climate Change Could Erase Human History. These Archivists Are Trying to Save It

Climate change making the word hotter, more humid, and more stormy—all conditions that put sensitive paper archives at risk. This problem is forcing us to ask, which histories will we choose to remember?
Caroline Haskins
4 days ago
Games Features

The Unexpected Legacy of 'Dog's Life' AKA Grand Theft Auto with Dogs

Nobody thought much of 'Dog's Life' when it was released in 2004, but over time, it found an audience that appreciated its very specific weirdness.
Oliver Luddy
8.2.19
tech-science

Centuries-Old Sea Captain Diaries Are Confirming Modern Climate Science

Whalers voyaged to locations far beyond established sea lanes, which means their logbooks are filled with rare and valuable weather observations.
Becky Ferreira
6.28.19
VICE News Tonight on HBO

Black Students in Virginia Spent Months Hunting for Images of White People in Blackface

After Governor Northam's scandal, students in Virginia catalogued hundreds of culturally insensitive images.
Antonia Hylton
6.21.19
LGBTQ

The First Lesbian Porn and 10 Other Revealing Artifacts from Lesbian History

The Lesbian Herstory Archives also include a Japanese "dyketionary" and a diary documenting what it was like to be queer in 1950's small-town Ohio.
Oriana Leckert
6.14.19
food-features

The Murderous History of Qatar's Most Common Dessert

The origin story of Om Ali contains enough bloodshed to be a 'Game of Thrones' plot line.
Joy Hui Lin
6.3.19
Weed

How Hippies Turned a College Town into 'The Dope Capital of the Midwest'

In the early 70s, far-left activists got the chance to govern Ann Arbor. The first thing they did was make weed essentially legal.
Adam Woodhead
5.22.19
Games News

Newly Surfaced Arcade Documents from the 1970s Predicted a Wild Future for Video Games

Atari executives thought we'd replace roller coasters with arcade machines.
Mitch Bowman
5.21.19
tech-science

This Ancient Prince's Tomb Was Found Between a Pub and a Supermarket

Scientists unveil new insights about the 6th century 'Prince of Prittlewell.'
Becky Ferreira
5.9.19
environment-policy

Experts Predict if AOC Will End Up Becoming President

A look back at the long history of young political stars.
Mark Hay
5.9.19
history

When a Radically Progressive Christian Feminist Movement Was Sabotaged

In 1993, feminist theologians from all over the globe gathered for a massive conference to bring otherwise niche, academic perspectives to typical churchgoers. Then, the media attacks began.
Sarah Stankorb
4.25.19
history

The Bizarre History of Trying to Design Cars for Women

After decades of the auto industry reducing women's needs to the color pink, a team of women designers at Volvo attempted to design a concept car that women would actually want to drive.
Katie Sehl
4.23.19
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