An Interview With My Mom on Her Life as a New York Model in the '70s

Everyone has a complicated relationship with their parents, but there’s a special weirdness between a teen girl and her super hot mom. Luckily, I’ve aged enough to appreciate my mom for who she is—a great lady with some wild stories. For Mother’s Day, I interviewed her about her life working as a model and actress in…

Why This Romance Writer Decided to Tackle the American Civil War, After All 

It’s 1862, and Elle Burns is not what she seems. Ostensibly a slave working in a Confederate senator’s Richmond home, she’s actually a plant gathering intel to aid the Union cause—when she encounters Malcolm McCall, another spy, a dashing Scotsman by way of Kentucky, who simultaneously infuriates and interests her.

Defenders of Richard III Furious at Plan to Stage Shakespeare's Richard III Next to His Grave 

Here’s a good fight between two very old fandoms, forever at odds: A cathedral in England plans to allow a touring company to perform the Shakespeare play Richard III under its holy roof. However, the play is rather harsh to the historical Richard III, whose mortal remains currently rest inspire the church, and his…

Every Detail of Priscilla Presley's 1967 Wedding Ensemble Is Better Than the Last

Today is the 50th anniversary of 32-year-old Elvis Presley’s wedding to 21-year-old Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. For all that the groom would become synonymous with jaw-dropping fashion choices over the course of his career, this was Priscilla’s sartorial show—and what a show it was.

Archeologist Sounds Bummed to Find No Royal Tomb at Teotihuacán This Year 

For years archeologists have been hunting for a royal tomb somewhere in the ancient Mexican city of Teotihuacán. This year they thought they were close, but it seems they’ve struck out. This is disappointing not only because it would have been an awesome archeological discovery, but also because the lead archeologist…

Reconstructing the Life of Ona Judge, the Enslaved Woman Who Fled George Washington 

“Absconded from the household of the President of the United States on Saturday afternoon, ONEY JUDGE,” read the advertisement in Claypoole’s American Daily Advertiser on May 24, 1796. Decades later, she would reappear in abolitionist newspapers the Granite Freeman and the Liberator to tell her own story of her…