Thomas Couture - Horace and Lydia

Two Enemies Bound by the Poet Horace

How Horace brought to enemies together during WWII and what role the poet played in the post-war cultural identity of Europe.
Workers are dwarfed by the 10-foot Cardiff Giant as they dig him out of his "grave" in Cardiff, N.Y., in this 1869 file photo. AP Photo/Farmers Museum, HO)

The Cardiff Giant: The Biggest Hoax of the 19th Century

The Cardiff Giant was the greatest hoax in an era of hoaxes.
Hare Majesteit ontvangt premier Trudeau op Paleis Soestdijk 27 februari 1975

Remembering Pierre Trudeau, Father of Canada’s New Prime Minister

Canada's new Prime Minister is the son of Pierre Trudeau, the most famous Canadian politician of the late 20th century.
Star Snow Festival

Let’s Take a Pilgrimage to the Snow Star of Peru

Every year, tens of thousands of pilgrims gather to celebrate the Christ of the Snow Star.
Natural tar seeps at the McKittrick Oil Field By Lldenke (Own work) [CC BY 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

When Petroleum Was Used As Medicine

We look at the discovery of petroleum, both linguistically and practically.
Description: The Black Panthers march in protest of the trial of co-founder Huey P. Newton in Oakland, California. 
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How the Black Panther Party Inspired the Aborigines

The Black Panther Party's influence was global in scope. We look at its influence amongst the Aborigines of Australia.
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The Truth Behind the Tower Ravens

Fakelore: the deliberate fabrication of a folklore. A term that perfectly describes the legend of the Tower Ravens, the birds of the Tower of London.
circa 1955: Women loiter in the doorways of nightclubs in Yoshiwara, the red light district of Tokyo, while prospective clients wander past or stop to look. (Photo by Orlando /Three Lions/Getty Images)

The Battle to Keep Prostitution Legal in 1950s Japan

Revisiting the struggle to keep prostitution from being criminalized in 1950s Japan.
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Albert Einstein: Genius and Anti-racist

A look at Albert Einstein's passionate fight against racism.
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ISIS’s Destruction of the Ruins of Palmyra

ISIS militants destroyed two of Palmyra' most important structures, the Temple of Baalshamin and the Temple of Bel, both of which had stood for 2,000 years.