These retro games are out to prove that nothing beats a classic. Here are six classics you can play for free right now.
When Science and Racism Mix: The Disturbing History of the Eugenics Movement in Europe and North America
The eugenics movement was prevalent in the 19th and 20th centuries. It gave way for racism to flourish under the guise of improving the human race.
The Panic of 1819: A Missed Opportunity to Address Climate Change, Human Rights, and Better Market Regulation
In this article: The Panic of 1819 was an economic depression that laid bare the human, environmental, and economic consequences of building an economy on slavery and unrestrained exploitation of natural resources. Slavery and a lack of minimum wage laws for wage laborers made for an economy with weak circulation as so few of its […]
Ready For a Real Challenge? Enter The Disturbing World of Alternate Reality Games
Blurring the boundaries between reality and fiction, alternate reality games have a long history of scaring audiences and sometimes, putting them in danger.
The Bizarre History Behind Why Graham Crackers Were Invented
They’re a ubiquitous component in many desserts, but once you find out why graham crackers were invented, you’ll never look smores the same way again.
“Women Aren’t Funny”: A Brief History of the Women Who Shaped Stand-up Comedy
Stand-up comedy took shape over the course of the last 150-odd years and women have been there helping shape it from day one. Here are some of those women.
The Strangely Fabulous Fashion of Ancient Minoan Greece
Ancient Minoan fashion was bright, lively, and revealing. In some ways, it wasn’t all that different from later historical fashion trends or today’s fashion trends.
The Truth About Luxor and the Lost Golden City of Egypt
After nearly a decade of searching, archaeologists finally found Aten, the lost golden city of Egypt.
Frank Sinatra’s Mafia History: The Real Story Behind the Crooner’s Mob Ties
Frank Sinatra may be best known for his singing voice, but the legendary crooner also may have had ties to the Italian mafia. How much of that is true though?
The Aztec Legend of the Five Suns: The Divine Right to Conquer
The legend of the Five Suns was the Aztec creation myth that was used to justify their extremely violent behavior.
Using Ancient Egyptian Techniques, I Made Delicious Olive Oil at Home — And You Can Too
The detail within these texts is staggering. It extends to precise instructions for creating olive oil as well recipes for various types.
A Unionizing History & Strategy Reading List for Anybody With a Job
This reading list will take you through the history of labor in America and give readers an in-depth look at the strategies and methods for unionizing and movement building.
Algorithms Associating Appearance and Criminality Have a Dark Past
Machine-learning algorithms have promised governments and private companies the power to glean all sorts of information from people’s appearance.
The Simple Genius of Hangul: The World’s Most Efficient Alphabet
In ancient Korea, illiteracy was a fact of life until one man revolutionized the writing system. Today, hangul is recognized as the best alphabet in the world.
Who Invented Calculus?: The Math Scandal Involving Isaac Newton and Gottfried Leibniz
Who invented calculus? If you ask Isaac Newton, he did. Except Leibniz might beg to differ.
Catherine Parr Survived Henry VIII, but Anne of Cleves Was the Real Winner
Anne of Cleves kept her actual head, her maiden head, and one of Henry’s castles after their annulment.