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History

  1. q&a
    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.
  2. documented
    The Photographer Who Documents the Former Sites of Confederate MonumentsArtist Matthew Shain set out to capture the pedestals where they once stood.
  3. discoveries
    Archaeologists Discover World’s Stalest Piece of BreadTalk about ancient grains.
  4. billboart charts
    Drake Just Broke a Historic Record Set by the BeatlesLet’s break down the history he just made.
  5. power
    Stacey Abrams’s Win Is Just the BeginningHer victory is a lesson in how to break the rules of politics.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.”
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.”
  11. 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 […]
  12. gallery
    The 16-Year-Old Algerian Artist Who Influenced Picasso and MatisseBaya was discovered at age 16.
  13. 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.
  14. stoneman shooting
    Who Was Marjory Stoneman Douglas?She fought for women’s right to vote and the conservation of the Everglades.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. progress
    Wineglasses Are 7 Times the Size They Used to BeFinally, some good news.
  18. 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.
  19. history
    Classified JFK Files Will Be Released Next Week As Required by LawA small number of documents may still be omitted or redacted, however.
  20. The Vietnam War Is a Staggering Achievement in Documentary StorytellingThe 18-hour nonfiction epic is a thorough, engrossing dive into history.
  21. Happy Egg-Shirt DayToday’s the day.
  22. 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.
  23. The Search for Madame Liu-TsongIn 1951, Anna May Wong was TV’s first Asian-American leading actor. And then her groundbreaking show disappeared.
  24. 5 Obscure Historical References You Might Have Missed in Game of Thrones▶️ Yes, there really was a real-life Red Wedding.
  25. charlottesville
    Trump Lawyer Forwards Email Claiming ‘No Difference’ Between Lee and Washington“Both saved America.”
  26. Charles Thacker, Designer of First Modern PC, Passes AwayThacker designed the Xerox Alto in 1973, which led directly to the Mac and Windows.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.”
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. Seeking Emotional Moderation in an Age of ExtremesIn praise of temperance, an old-timey trait with modern-day applications.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. The 1930s Scientist Who Popularized a Terrifying Brain SurgeryA brief, unsettling history of the lobotomy.
  35. history
    Maybe Booze Catalyzed Human CultureBecause what’s a feast without a couple beverages?
  36. 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 […]
  37. herstory
    New Study Reveals Anne Frank Could Have Been Discovered by AccidentResearchers think it’s possible the family wasn’t betrayed.
  38. religion
    Why Psychology Is Such a Young ScienceWhen the soul becomes the mind.
  39. Before Social Media, Parents Showed Off Their Kids at ‘Baby Shows’With prizes for cutest baby, fattest baby, and even best set of multiples.
  40. identity
    Mirrors Turned People Into IndividualistsWhat your reflection does to you.
  41. history lessons
    See How the Actors on The Crown Compare to Their Real-Life CounterpartsGet your facts straight.
  42. history
    Bob Dylan’s Uncomfortable History With Accepting AwardsHe’s not exactly the “thank you” type.
  43. Even a Century Ago, People Were Worried About Technology Ruining RelationshipsAn old cartoon echoes some very modern anxieties.
  44. The Long, Gross History of Using Bedbugs As MedicineA few centuries ago, they were used as medicine for pretty much everything.
  45. The Historical Reason Men’s and Women’s Shirts Button on Opposite SidesIt dates way back to the 13th century.
  46. trailer mix
    Watch the Trailer for Vikings Season 4, Part 2You don’t just declare war on England.
  47. Dana Carvey Visits ‘Great Minds with Dan Harmon’ as John F. KennedyHere’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History series Great Minds, where he and Spencer bring back the perfect historical guest for the 4th […]
  48. Gillian Jacobs Visits ‘Great Minds’ as the World’s First Computer […]Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History channel series Great Minds, where he and Spencer bring back the world’s first computer […]
  49. How the Beach Went From Terrifying Danger Zone to Beloved Vacation SpotNext time you’re sprawled out beneath an umbrella, thank the Industrial Revolution.
  50. Dan Harmon Takes Famous Actor/Murderer John Wilkes Booth to UCB on ‘Great […]Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History channel series Great Minds, where he and Spencer bring back famous murderer/actor John Wilkes […]
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