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The Forgotten Muslim Spy Who Gave Her Life during World War II

Nora Baker was cautious when she entered her flat in Paris on October 13, 1943.…

So, Eleanor of Aquitaine Was A Medieval Badass

  A duchess, Queen of France, Queen of England, and Queen Mother all rolled into…

“Hidden Figures” And The Importance Of Telling Stories About Women

In the prologue of Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly writes, “As a callow eighteen-year-old leaving…

The Mind Boggling Weird Shit The Victorians Did

Welcome to the British Victorian era, where strange and unusual habits and things abound. The…

It’s Time We All Respect the Pantsuit, Please

Some words seem to have such a pervasive, negative connotation that it’s almost started to…

We Need To Talk About Andrew Jackson, Shitbag-In-Chief

I once had a professor who owned a cat who pissed in her husband’s water…

8 Remarkably Logical Quotes From Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is known for being many things. He was a great orator, a jokester,…

14 Little-Known Ways Abraham Lincoln Was Actually The OG Hustler

PSA: Abraham Lincoln did. not. say. this. quote. Do you really think he would have…

A Letter To Mahatma Gandhi

Dear Mahatma Gandhi, Just a few days over fifty-eight years ago, you were assassinated. The…

7 Crazy White House Facts

The White House, home to the First Family, is a often viewed as the bastion…

Reflecting On September 11th

I have one singular memory of September 11, 2001. I was safe in my fourth…

Space, Spies, & Lies: The Politics Behind ABC’s “Astronaut Wives Club”

Have you started watching “The Astronaut Wives Club?” Part glitzy, well-designed costume drama, part history…

Little Known Fun Facts About Former And Present White House Pets

Every day, unless you decide to hermit away in your Netflix shell, we hear damning…

Black Lives In Transit: Haiti & The Dominican Republic

In March 2014, I traveled to the Dominican Republic with a group of UVa students.…

What You Need To Know: The Plight Of The Rohingya

Note: In this piece I will use Myanmar and Burma interchangeably, because the history of…

Where Were They?: 6 Politicians As Twenty-Somethings

From America’s Hillary Rodham Clinton to Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, women are becoming more…

Growing Up Inside A Southern Gothic Novel

If you read any good Southern literature, the heart of the story is the insidious…

13 Strange Facts About Abraham Lincoln’s Funeral And Burial

It’s been 150 years since Abraham Lincoln died at 7:22 a.m. on April 15, 1865,…

The “B” in R.B.G. Stands For Badass

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is everywhere nowadays. Her face is plastered across shirts and sweatshirts emblazoned…

When Christianity, Politics And The Crusades Collide

By Christopher Cruz President Obama recently came under fire for statements made at the National…