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  1. history
    Harriet Tubman’s Lost Family Home Has Finally Been FoundArchaeologists say they’ve discovered the site where the abolitionist’s family lived in the early 1800s.
  2. nightlife
    How Will We Remember Gay Bars?Jeremy Atherton Lin’s new book maps the loss of queer nightlife.
  3. politics
    Biden Doesn’t Need to Be FDR or LBJ to Change AmericaA “Great Society” may be out of reach, but a markedly better one is possible.
  4. the cut podcast
    Do You Actually Miss Yoga Studios?On this week’s episode, the tension between yoga’s spiritual roots and capitalist promise.
  5. slack chat
    How Do We Preserve Artifacts From the Capitol Attacks?And where do we show them to the world — in the building or at the Smithsonian?
  6. explainers
    The Crown Fan’s Guide to Margaret ThatcherDid she really not get along with the royals? Why did she win if everyone hated her? And is that how she really talked?
  7. the crown season 4
    Your Burning The Crown Historical Questions, GoogledI looked up season four’s biggest “wait, really?”moments so you don’t have to.
  8. precedents
    America Has Had Relatively Few Post-Election Riots. So Far.A little in 1968, more in 1896.
  9. photography
    A Cinephile’s Dream-Travel Bucket ListThe Accidentally Wes Anderson Instagram account is releasing a book.
  10. culture
    A Brief History of Female HorninessExpressed through 12 songs.
  11. last night on late night
    Desus & Mero Do an Instagram Bit That’s Just for Us History NerdsWho’s ready for some Baroque-period deep cuts?
  12. write it
    Writing Historical Fiction As History Repeats ItselfLiving through the urgency of this moment, I’ve found that writing parts of my novel required something more of me.
  13. feature
    A Plague Is an Apocalypse. But It Can Bring a New World.Civilizations cause pandemics, collapse from them, and, sometimes, are remade by them.
  14. mrs. america
    The True Story of the Guy Who Threw a Pie at Phyllis Schlafly“I said, ‘That’s for the ERA, you bitch!’ and walked right out.”
  15. biography of a building
    Exploring a Real-Estate Time Capsule in HarlemInside Graham Court, a Gilded Age rental from the architects behind the Apthorp.
  16. refreshers
    Everything You Need to Remember Before Reading the New Hilary Mantel BookThe Mirror and the Light caps off Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, which began with 2009’s Wolf Hall.
  17. controversy
    Auschwitz Memorial Rebukes the ‘Dangerous Foolishness’ of Amazon’s HuntersSpecifically, the new Amazon show’s depiction of a fictional game of human chess.
  18. pop tarts
    Zoë Kravitz Reveals the Difference Between Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s HousesThe classic East Coast–West Coast divide: Pop-Tarts and Spice Girls versus dusty VHS tapes and The Little Rascals.
  19. the bigger picture
    100 Years of Hygge, IlluminatedThe rich history of Danish lighting design from 1920 to now.
  20. weddings
    Wedding Websites Say They’ll Finally Stop Glorifying PlantationsUntil now, the wedding industry has had few qualms about repurposing sites of historical atrocities as venues for fairytale romance.
  21. the bigger picture
    A Love Letter to MexicoFrom the former director of Elle España.
  22. the bigger picture
    Before There Were Instagram Filters, There Was Kodachrome700,000 anonymous photo slides form a nostalgic picture of mid-century domesticity.
  23. fashion
    What Are These Fuzzy Hats on The Crown?A truly bonkers ’60s-style moment.
  24. racism
    Nearly a Century After the Black Wall Street Massacre, Tulsa Looks for BodiesReports of black corpses buried in a mass grave followed the 1921 massacre of 300 black people and dispossession of 10,000 more.
  25. the cut on tuesdays
    When Your Dream Wedding Includes an Informative Bus TourEve L. Ewing takes us along for the ride on this week’s Cut podcast.
  26. 1619 project
    The ‘1619 Project’ Isn’t Anti-American — It’s Anti-White Identity PoliticsThe centrality of slavery to the American story is only threatening to one’s national identity if one chooses to identify as white.
  27. napoleonica
    Yes, Succession Fans, Napoleon’s Severed Penis Is a Collector’s ItemSadly, Connor Roy is right this time.
  28. history
    Jay-Z Is Bringing Emmett Till’s Story to ABC, From the Perspective of His MotherIt’s part of a new anthology series about women of the civil-rights movement.
  29. who’s who
    Who’s Who in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood: A GuideYour handy Hollywood Hills map to the real-life stars in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film.
  30. the bqe
    The Brooklyn Heights Promenade Was a Robert Moses Head FakeThe story goes that he wanted the BQE rammed through the Heights and settled for the Promenade. It’s not true.
  31. twitter
    Brand Twitter Grows UpHow corporate social media (mostly) moved past its awkward phase and connected with audiences.
  32. cringe
    Naomi Wolf’s Nightmare Continues ApaceHer publisher pushed back the release date after “new questions” arose about the contentious book.
  33. tv
    Please Stop Taking Selfies at Chernobyl, Requests Series CreatorIs that really so hard?
  34. books
    A Walking Tour, Circa 1860, With the City’s Last PirateRich Cohen takes us through Albert Hicks’s New York, complete with a sack of stolen money and a trip to the gallows.
  35. whoops
    Here’s an Actual Nightmare: Naomi Wolf Learning On-Air That Her Book Is WrongSomewhere in the pantheon of anxiety dreams near “showing up to work naked” is “learning on-air that your book is totally wrong.”
  36. whoops
    Here’s an Actual Nightmare: Naomi Wolf Learning On-Air That Her Book Is WrongSomewhere in the pantheon of anxiety dreams near “showing up to work naked” is “learning on-air that your book is totally wrong.”
  37. john singleton
    Why America Needs More Movies Like John Singleton’s RosewoodThe director’s 1997 film is one of the few to explore black experiences with racist terrorism between the Civil War and the civil-rights movement.
  38. tribes
    The (Almost) Lost Gay History of BrooklynFrom Hart Crane cruising at the St. George to male beauty contests on Coney Island.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. podcasts
    No Man’s Land Explores the Forgotten Stories of Women’s HistoryHost Alexis Coe wants to help listeners understand “how historians actually work.”
  44. 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.
  45. 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?
  46. history
    Did Mary, Queen of Scots Really Wear All of Those Earrings?Investigating a costume-drama mystery.
  47. 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.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.”
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