Article, History

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.

Celebrate Physicist Ronald E. McNair, Who Died in the Challenger Disaster

Erin McCarthy

On this date in 1986, the Challenger exploded 73 seconds after liftoff, killing all seven people on board—including physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African American to enter space.

23 Vintage Photos of People Having Fun in the Snow

Erin McCarthy

Get cozy and enjoy these historical photos of snow day shenanigans. Who knows—maybe they'll inspire you to bundle up, venture out, and have some fun.

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