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The Corpse That Fooled Hitler

Matt Soniak

A Song of the South, Born in the North

Matt Soniak

While “Dixie” (you know, “Oh, I wish I was in the land of cotton/Old times there are not forgotten…”) might seem as inseparable from the South as collard greens and barbecue, the song was actually wri

A Brief History of the Typewriter

Bryan Dugan

A new episode of Mad Men or a rare airing of Murder, She Wrote isn’t the only time to stare longingly at a beautiful, sleek typewriter.

The Saint We Call Valentine

Miss Cellania

Mabel Stark: The Lady with the Tigers

Miss Cellania

Frederick Starr: Anthropologist Lost from the History Books

Kaitlyn Boettcher

World War I Centennial: An Emperor’s Personal Plea for Peace

Erik Sass

Installment #54: As fighting between the Balkan League and the Ottoman Empire resumed in February 1913, Europe seemed to be teetering on the edge of a much wider war.

Music History #18: "Shipbuilding"

Bill DeMain

Stuck for suitable words to his tune, Clive Langer played it for his friend Elvis Costello. Within a few days, Costello had written a poetic and emotional lyric about the Falklands War.

The Innocent Origin of Yellow Journalism: How the Yellow Kid Fueled the Pulitzer/Hearst Rivalry

Maggie Ryan Sandford

Music History #17: "Heroes"

Bill DeMain

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