How Americans Got Comfortable With Killing at the Push of a Button
What It’s Like to Be in a Photo That No One Can Forget
Why Reading History for Its “Lessons” Misses the Point
The Soviet Union Killed an Appalling Number of Whales. I Wanted to Know Why.
Abortion Used to Be No Big Deal. A Few Angry Men Made It One.
The Eerie Similarities Between Depp v. Heard and the Biggest Celebrity Trial of the 1850s
Historians Are Mad at the New York Times, Again. Should They Be?
The Brief Life and Watery Death of a ’70s Libertarian Micronation
Ben Franklin’s Abortion Recipe
Ukraine’s Caustic Wartime Humor Has Surprising Soviet Roots
New Orleans’ Self-Mythology Dates Back to a Shockingly Racist Old Textbook
The Historians Take a First Crack at Donald J. Trump
Unlike Us, Ancient Societies Knew What to Do With Their Outdated Monuments
It’s Finally Ben Franklin’s Time in the Sun
One Tool of “Critical Thinking” That’s Done More Harm Than Good
America Loves the Navy SEALs. It Hasn’t Been Good for Them.
200 Priceless Paintings That Belong to Russia Are Stranded in Paris. Will France Give Them Back?
How Budweiser Pioneered the Year-Round Use of Black History to Sell Stuff
The Story of the “Bloody Benders,” the Serial-Killing Family That Terrorized the Wild West—Then Disappeared
Two Years of Asking the Black Death to Explain Our Lives