history

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
2 days ago
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
3 days ago
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
history

Three Men Vanished from a Scottish Island 120 Years Ago and People Are Still Looking

The rather unassuming white lighthouse located off Scotland’s Western Isles is home to one of the greatest mysteries of the Atlantic.
Mack Lamoureux
4.4.19
chain restaurants

Company That Owns Krispy Kreme, Panera, Keurig Pledges $11 Million to Charity After Nazi Past Revealed

Younger members of the Reimann family, which runs JAB holdings, were "ashamed" by what a historian found in their family tree.
Jelisa Castrodale
3.26.19
Sports

The Runner Who Hid Her Gender to Be the First Woman in the Boston Marathon

When 20-year-old Kathrine Switzer bucked the Boston Marathon's rules in order to compete, a man tried to physically remove her from the race.
Bianca Betancourt
3.25.19
feminism

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
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
3.8.19
The holocaust

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

A new exhibition at London's Wiener Library tells the story of the men and women who enlightened the world as to what was happening in the extermination camps.
Oscar Rickett
3.8.19
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