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  1. tribes
    The (Almost) Lost Gay History of BrooklynFrom Hart Crane cruising at the St. George to male beauty contests on Coney Island.
  2. hot presidents
    What’s Going on With This Sexy Shirtless Lincoln Statue?It lives outside of a courthouse in L.A., and is official government property.
  3. politics
    Why Has It Taken Us So Long to See Trump’s Weakness?There’s a bad synergy at work between the short-termism of the news cycle and the longue durée-ism of the academy.
  4. nuns
    Medieval Nun Faked Her Own Death to Pursue ‘Carnal Lust’Joan of Leeds pulled off the elaborate scheme described as “cunning” and “nefarious” by an archbishop.
  5. inequality
    The Rich Haven’t Become Too Immoral. They’ve Become Too Rich.Moral decline didn’t make capitalism more predatory. Policies that weakened unions and enriched capitalists did.
  6. podcasts
    No Man’s Land Explores the Forgotten Stories of Women’s HistoryHost Alexis Coe wants to help listeners understand “how historians actually work.”
  7. talking to
    What Can The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots Teach Us About Sex?In pre-modern times, same-sex intimacy was an accepted part of the culture.
  8. mary queen of scots
    How Historically Accurate Are the Wokest Parts of Mary Queen of Scots?Was David Rizzio really Mary’s gay best friend?
  9. history
    Did Mary, Queen of Scots Really Wear All of Those Earrings?Investigating a costume-drama mystery.
  10. the favourite
    Everything You Need to Know About the 18th-Century World of The FavouriteExplaining Sarah Churchill vs. Abigail Masham, Whigs vs. Tories, and England vs. France.
  11. past is prologue
    1982’s Democratic Wins Were Similar to 2018’s. Then Came Reagan’s Landslide.After a battle to rein in the “Reagan Revolution,” the Democratic Party made House gains in the midterms. Today’s Democrats won’t like what came next.
  12. book excerpt
    Was Architect Philip Johnson a Nazi Spy?A decade before he grew famous for his Glass House, he was enthusiastically at home in the Third Reich.
  13. suspiria
    A German History Primer for the Confused Suspiria ViewerFrom the lingering remnants of the Nazi era to the Red Army Faction and the “German Autumn.”
  14. Why Our History Is More Urgent Than EverJill Lepore, author of These Truths, on writing about American civics in the age of Trump and understanding our historical responsibilities.
  15. documented
    The Photographer Who Documents the Former Sites of Confederate MonumentsArtist Matthew Shain set out to capture the pedestals where they once stood.
  16. discoveries
    Archaeologists Discover World’s Stalest Piece of BreadTalk about ancient grains.
  17. billboart charts
    Drake Just Broke a Historic Record Set by the BeatlesLet’s break down the history he just made.
  18. power
    Stacey Abrams’s Win Is Just the BeginningHer victory is a lesson in how to break the rules of politics.
  19. history
    Africatown and the 21st-Century Stain of SlaveryThe descendants of Cudjo Lewis, the final survivor of the last slave ship to land in America, fight for respect and environmental justice.
  20. look book
    The Historian Who Loves Architecture“I’m kind of an architecture nerd and carry around the 1978 AIA Guide to New York architecture.”
  21. television
    History Is No Longer Making Its Bill Clinton Impeachment SeriesThe news came shortly after Ryan Murphy confirmed he is also shelving his Bill Clinton–Monica Lewinsky American Crime Story season.
  22. DI Politics Chat: What Do We Forget About MLK?Four Daily Intelligencer staffers discuss the mission and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., and what gets left out of the public memory of him.
  23. landmark court cases
    Linda Brown of Brown v. Board of Education Has Died“Sixty-four years ago, a young girl from Topeka brought a case that ended segregation in public schools in America.”
  24. Odysseus Reviews the New Translation of ‘The Odyssey,’ by Michael Maiello “Tell me about a complicated man,” begins Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey, which is the story of me, Odysseus. I read this […]
  25. gallery
    The 16-Year-Old Algerian Artist Who Influenced Picasso and MatisseBaya was discovered at age 16.
  26. mysteries
    New Clues About the Fate of Amelia EarhartA new study suggests the bones found on the island of Nikumaroro in 1940 belong to the famous aviator.
  27. stoneman shooting
    Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?She fought for women’s right to vote and the conservation of the Everglades.
  28. foreign affairs
    Poland’s Holocaust Law and the Right-Wing Desire to Rewrite HistoryNew restrictions on speech reflect right-wing nationalists’ obsession with whitewashing the crimes of the past.
  29. New York Politics Chat: Is Trump the Worst President of All Time?Five members of New York’s politics team try to figure what Trump has to do to take the (figurative) crown.
  30. progress
    Wineglasses Are 7 Times the Size They Used to BeFinally, some good news.
  31. vulture lists
    The 7 Historical Events That Might Happen in The Crown Season TwoLet’s look at actual history to try and predict the story lines of The Crown’s second season.
  32. history
    Classified JFK Files Will Be Released Next Week As Required by LawA small number of documents may still be omitted or redacted, however.
  33. The Vietnam War Is a Staggering Achievement in Documentary StorytellingThe 18-hour nonfiction epic is a thorough, engrossing dive into history.
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    Happy Egg-Shirt DayToday’s the day.
  35. A Brief History of North Korea in 3 Minutes▶️ A condensed history of the troubled nation, from the Japanese annexation in 1910 to present day.
  36. The Search for Madame Liu-TsongIn 1951, Anna May Wong was TV’s first Asian-American leading actor. And then her groundbreaking show disappeared.
  37. 5 Obscure Historical References You Might Have Missed in Game of Thrones▶️ Yes, there really was a real-life Red Wedding.
  38. charlottesville
    Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Claiming ‘No Difference’ Between Lee and Washington“Both saved America.”
  39. select all
    Charles Thacker, Designer of First Modern PC, Passes AwayThacker designed the Xerox Alto in 1973, which led directly to the Mac and Windows.
  40. history
    Were You Aware the Bad Guy in Wonder Woman Was a Real Person?Erich Ludendorff was the second-highest-ranking German general in the closing days of World War I.
  41. How Much Do Donald Trump and Andrew Jackson Actually Have in Common?▶️ “Had Andrew Jackson been around a little bit later, you wouldn’t have had the Civil War. He was a very tough person, but he had a big heart.”
  42. select all
    Remembering the Man Responsible for the Modern InternetHow Robert Taylor, who passed away Thursday at the age of 85, essentially created the internet as we know it.
  43. An Interactive History of 42nd Street’s Dramatic Transformation Over 164 YearsNew York’s streets are constantly changing to reflect the dreams of each new era, and perhaps none has evolved more dramatically than 42nd Street.
  44. Seeking Emotional Moderation in an Age of ExtremesIn praise of temperance, an old-timey trait with modern-day applications.
  45. chart futures
    Future’s Back-to-Back No. 1 Albums Reflect the Music Industry’s EvolutionHow the artist savvily capitalized on the state of the business.
  46. Why ‘Just Relax’ Has Always Been Bad Advice for Women Looking to Get PregnantConnecting stress to infertility is a medical belief with a long, sexist history.
  47. The 1930s Scientist Who Popularized a Terrifying Brain SurgeryA brief, unsettling history of the lobotomy.
  48. history
    Maybe Booze Catalyzed Human CultureBecause what’s a feast without a couple beverages?
  49. Kevin Hart to Star in History Channel Special ‘The Black Man’s Guide to […]Dan Harmon isn’t the only comedian highlighting important historical figures for History. The network has ordered a special from Kevin Hart and […]
  50. herstory
    New Study Reveals Anne Frank Could Have Been Discovered by AccidentResearchers think it’s possible the family wasn’t betrayed.
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