The humble thrift store has moved up in status to be a place where trendy people shop for unique pieces. But where does that leave the original customers?
The rise and fall of phreaking, an early form of hacking that could save you hundreds on your phone bill.
The label “witch” began as a tool for oppressing women. But women soon learned to wield it as a source of power.
The swastika is known today in the Western world as a symbol of anti-Semitic hate, but that wasn’t always the case.
These famous Vikings were poets, thought leaders, matriarchs, and kings of their day.
Trends come and go. Braiding hair is eternal.
There’s no corn involved and it isn’t even really Irish. So what’s the real story behind corned beef?
There are risks in traveling solo as a woman, especially if you’re going back in time. Here are some travel destinations where you’ll have a few rights.
Some suspect she was Shakespeare’s lover, others suspect she was Shakespeare herself. Either way, she was a badass poet.
Just a century ago, you would have been laughed out of town for saying blue was for boys.
The way of the samurai, and the feudal clans they served, are still influencing modern-day Japan. Oh, and you probably drive one of their cars.
Fake news is nothing new. Here’s what we can learn from the fake news stories that impacted human history.
People rented pineapples to show off to dinner guests. Oh, and oranges have divine origins.
The cyberpunk genre made Japan the face of a technologically advanced and bleakly capitalist future. But why?
Bored by flowers and chocolate? Sacrificing a goat or streaking through town in broad daylight are also valid Valentine’s day traditions.
SpongeBob, bikinis, and nuclear bombs all have a shared history: the brutality of American imperialism.