Article, History

The Tiny Town That’s Home to America’s Oldest July 4th Celebration

Amy Plitt

Bristol, Rhode Island covers only about 10 miles of the country's terrain, but it's home to America's most storied Independence Day celebrations.

WWI Centennial: Terror Attacks on U.S. Capitol, J.P. Morgan

Erik Sass

The First World War was an unprecedented catastrophe that shaped our modern world. Erik Sass is covering the events of the war exactly 100 years after they happened.

Arnold: The Watch that Conquered London

the mag Linda Rodriguez McRobbie

In 19th-century England, the right time was money.

How 30 Chicago Streets Got Their Names

Jocelyn Sears

There are hundreds upon hundreds of streets vectoring through the Windy City, and we've selected 30 whose etymologies were begging to be explored.

When Hershey Created a Chocolate Bar for the U.S. Army

the mag

U.S. soldiers had a great ally in World War II: a barely edible chocolate bar.

A Brief and Bizarre History of the Baby Cage

Hannah Keyser

Baby cages were once an acceptable way for city-dwelling parents to let their children get some air.

Clico: The Story of Franz Taaibosch

Miss Cellania

Polar Bears: The Perfect Spies

the mag

The Disastrous Story of the First Credit Cards

the mag

Today's credit powerhouse was originally banking's version of New Coke.

Essential Talking Points for the Dark Ride Enthusiast

Matt Soniak

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