New research contests the myth that it was Christianity’s opposition to public nudity that led to the decline in large-scale bathing in the late Roman Empire.
The well-researched podcast has done deep dives into US attempts at regime change in Iraq and Cuba, with its new season tackling the Korean War.
Cleopatra has been embraced, rejected, and redefined by so many different people, and the most recent depiction arrives in an upcoming biopic.
Long before Black Panther, early modern Europeans embraced a different kind of Black avenger, one largely constructed by White abolitionists.
Over a century after Wright designed a workplace that borrowed features from the home, designers are at it again, but who does a homey office really serve?
Although the tradition of Mbari houses can never be revived, their rich history and broader influence on modernism in Africa is profound.
Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky and Maxim Dmitriev documented drastically different facets of Russia in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The mere mention of slavery continues to grab attention, even if the evidence is inconclusive.
Houdini knew that owning a patent for an illusion did little to stop imitators from stealing his thunder — so he employed a bit of legal sleight of hand.
Both Edward Jenner’s inoculation methods and the illustrations he made of those he treated were groundbreaking.
“Peoples of the Pacific” is one of six murals that was displayed at the influential “Pageant of the Pacific” Golden Gate International Exposition.
Why do these portraits almost always fall short of being lively or authentic?