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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

Rare Vintage Photos of Early 20th Century Paris

Bryan Dugan

In 1903, with a little help from the potato, the Brothers Lumière revolutionized color photography.

Lotus 1-2-3, Three Decades On

Chris Higgins

Benjamin Franklin and Jonathan Swift Were Fart Joke Masters

Lucas Reilly

Benjamin Franklin was many things: printer, inventor, postmaster, turkey-zapper, constitution-signer, and connoisseur of fart jokes. The founding father fancied flatus.

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