Who Is The Most Beautiful Woman of All Time?

Beauty truly is in the eye of the beholder, unless the beholder is blind, in which case it would be in the hands or ears or nose or possibly (hopefully) mouth. Yum. Point being: we all have different opinions about this stuff and it’s so true that there’s a boring cliche about it with which to open blog posts. Some… »11/09/15 12:40pm11/09/15 12:40pm

Confederate Group Objects to MLK Monument Because He's Not a 'Confederate Hero'

The Georgia chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is very upset that Stone Mountain Park officials plan to place a monument to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. atop the mountain, which has traditionally operated as a paean to “Confederate heroes.” The Sons released an angry statement in which they called it… »10/12/15 3:40pm10/12/15 3:40pm

Rain and a Hurricane Almost Changed the Course of History on September 11, 2001

Everyone remembers the weather fourteen years ago. Every remembrance story, every “where were you when” conversation, every newscast before the attacks mentions how the sky was a brilliant, deep shade of blue the morning the world turned upside down. However, had the sky not been as clear as it was that day—if the… »9/11/15 10:41am9/11/15 10:41am

What You Find on a Stroll Through New York City’s Macabre Past

Life in modern-day NYC sure ain’t what it used to be—and thank god for that, because living here used to be downright hellish. From its beginnings as a fur trading outpost and ensuing rise to the top of the global metropolitan heap, the Big Apple has always kept its metaphorical hands dirty. The pages of our fair… »8/13/15 3:07pm8/13/15 3:07pm

“Yet increasingly our obsession with whiteness is clashing with science and medicine, which have beg

“Yet increasingly our obsession with whiteness is clashing with science and medicine, which have begun to question the idea that cleanliness and sterility—the values that give white its symbolic power—are better for our health. Hygiene is critical in certain contexts, like a hospital room, but carrying its power… »8/01/15 1:50pm8/01/15 1:50pm

Eyeliner and Liner Notes: The 1950s

Well, we did it. We’re finally here. We’ve finally made it to the era that everyone thinks of when they think of “retro” makeup. It’s all eyeliner and lipstick from here on out, so grab your old pictures of Liz Taylor, cinch your waist in, and start adding liquid eyeliner how-tos to your Pinterest board because it’s… »7/29/15 6:30pm7/29/15 6:30pm

Meet The Sole "Survivor" Of The Women's Suffrage Movement

In America, the fight for women’s suffrage began in 1848 at Seneca Falls, New York. There, 100 women signed the “Declaration of Sentiments,” which demanded they be given the right to vote by the federal government. But only one signer survived to see them get that right — Charlotte Woodward Pierce. »5/25/15 8:00pm5/25/15 8:00pm

The Six Most Terrifying Serial Killer Families In History

Couples who kill together — Fred and Rosemary West, Karla Homolka and Paul Bernardo, David and Catherine Birnie — get plenty of ink. But what about siblings and larger family groups whose shared viciousness leads them into committing horrifying crimes? Read on for six especially nasty examples. »5/18/15 11:09pm5/18/15 11:09pm