History Stories
Why Poland Punishes Those Who Accuse It of the Holocaust
February 7, 2018

Using the term 'Polish death camp' is now punishable by up to three years in prison. Read More

Undercover Ink: How Spies Use Tattoos
January 29, 2018

Throughout history, tattoos have played an important role in the espionage game. Read More

The Criminalization of Abortion Began as a Business Tactic
January 22, 2018

Abortion was common during the 19th century. Read More

The Shocking Infanticide Trial That Exposed Sexual Harassment in 1868
January 19, 2018

How the death of a domestic worker’s baby became a symbol in the fight for equal rights for women. Read More

The Improbable Prohibition Agents Who Outsmarted Speakeasy Owners
January 16, 2018

Meet Izzy and Moe, the Prohibition era’s canniest crimebusters. Read More

Charles Manson Was Sentenced to Death. Why Wasn’t He Executed?
November 20, 2017

The cult leader and mass murderer got parole hearings until the very end. Read More

Judge Rules Copyright of “Happy Birthday to You” Invalid
September 24, 2015

A federal judge in Los Angeles has ruled that the longstanding copyright claim on the ubiquitous birthday tune is invalid. Read More