On May 10th, 1849, protestors rioted at Astor Place Opera House, leading to the deadliest civic insurrection in American history up to that time.
"Twelfth Night" was more than a Shakespeare play; for a very long time it was an extremely popular European winter feast.
Our Friday Reads are these new books out this week, and related content you won't find anywhere else.
According to birding lore, two of America's most invasive bird species were introduced by a misguided Shakespeare fan named Eugene Schieffelin.
Though considered a limited artist, Martin Droeshout engraved the only portrait of Shakespeare, which appeared on the cover of the first folio.