What does it take to identify a sculpture by Michelangelo? Pubes, distinctive toes, and eight-packs, apparently.
Congrats to the Texas Board of Education, which has reversed course on the spectacularly ridiculous decision to drop Helen Keller and Hillary Clinton from its history curriculum.
Did you know that Sotheby’s, as part of an auction that takes place tomorrow in Geneva, had some of Marie Antoinette’s remaining jewels on display in right here New York City, and that visitors could even touch them? I did not, and consequently, I’m going to be angry at myself forever.
Proposed changes to Texas curriculum standards impede instructors’ ability to teach “accurate history,” some teachers have said.
“Salsify,” a near-forgotten root vegetable once a staple of Victorian Britain, is making a return, thanks to the apparently bottomless appetite for “traditional foods and ingredients.” Truly Brexit is reaching dire new territory.
Looking for a little interior design inspiration? Well, apparently the ancient Gauls really did embalm the heads of their enemies and display them proudly. Something for once everyone’s finally tired of shiplap and mason jars???
Not only is America missing out on an election mascot, we don’t even have an amenity available to colonial Americans—great honking slices of cake that often contained booze. Fortunately, you could still remedy this with a little after-work stress baking!
The same week as Americans head to the polls for what’ll be at least in part essentially a referendum on how to treat children seeking asylum, Britain is commemorating the Kindertransport, a massive effort to get as many endangered children out of Nazi reach as possible.
Evelyn Davis, a long-running fixture of annual shareholder meetings who can perhaps best be described as “larger than life,” has died at 89. A Holocaust survivor, she went on to spend several decades molding herself into the worst nightmare of CEOs across America. She was loud, and she was not shy about being a total…
In a truly inspired strategy for demonstrating how their collection looks in action, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has invited dancers from the organization It’s Showtime NYC! to do a series of performances in their Arms and Armor gallery.
Weaving folk tales into Soviet children’s books, it turns out, was a fairly unconventional move in the 1930s.
At England’s magnificent Blenheim Palace—the stately home to end all stately homes—they’ve recently begun restoring a 250-year-old manmade lake and bridge that crosses it. Well, they drained the lake, and they discovered dozens of previously sunken rooms in the bridge.
When Jane Gross became the first woman reporter to enter an NBA locker room in February of 1975, it merited a mere 100-word Associated Press write-up the next day. Nine months later, when Jennifer Quale entered an NBA locker room, she had her face in sports sections across the nation and others across the globe.
Here is a refreshing, beautiful tale about unrequited romance, lifelong friendship, and two of most powerful people in the country: When they were both in their 20s, Supreme Court Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist asked former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to marry him. She turned him down. They stayed…
Not only is today Halloween, but this year is also the bicentennial of the book Frankenstein, which makes it a great day to pay tribute to 19th century goth queen Mary Shelley by watching a beautifully restored version of the original 1910 movie adaptation of Frankenstein.
Like many American girls, I was still in elementary school the first time I pilfered a copy of Flowers in the Attic and locked myself in a room to read it under the secrecy of covers. The story itself is scary: four children locked in an attic by a family that cares for them as little as they care for cast-off…
Dorcas Reilly, the woman who gave the world—more specifically, the Midwest—the green bean casserole, has died at the age of 92.
Wow—more bad news for the Museum of the Bible! Turns out five of their precious supposed Dead Sea Scroll fragments, proudly displayed since the museum’s grand opening, are almost certainly fake. Tough break, much like working for Hobby Lobby and trying to get an IUD covered by your health insurance!
November brings the premiere of The Green Book, starring Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen, about an African American pianist who hires a rough-around-edges Italian American driver for a tour of the segregated deep South. It’s a good moment to think about the real “Green Book,” a guide for black travelers from which…
Archeologists may have just discovered that the destruction of Pompeii happened at an entirely different time than they previously thought, thanks to some graffiti about somebody eating too much.