Storybook Apocalypse: Beasts, Comets, and Other Signs of the End Times

It’s tempting to dismiss the mid-16th-century depictions of Biblical miracles, flaming comets, multi-headed beasts, and apocalyptic chaos that fill the pages of the “Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs” as the superstitious vestiges of the post-Medieval mind. But accord…

Read More

More Old News

Google Glassholes: High-Tech Visionaries or Fashion Victims?Medicinal Soft Drinks and Coca-Cola Fiends: The Toxic History of Soda PopThe Last Laugh: Why Clowns Will Never DieBeer Money and Babe Ruth: Why the Yankees Triumphed During ProhibitionIronclad Patriotism: When Germans Gave Up Their Gold Jewelry to Battle NapoleonWho Were the First Teenagers?Think You Know Ugly? Think AgainThe Government-Surplus Machines That Power a Cutting-Edge Science MuseumMurder Machines: Why Cars Will Kill 30,000 Americans This YearMysterious Railway Posters Depict the Dreamy Allure of Deco-Era JapanWhy Aren't Stories Like '12 Years a Slave' Told at Southern Plantation Museums?Crush the Best-Dressed List: Our Style Guide to a Century of Dazzling Party DressesAwkward! 28 Cringe-Worthy Vintage Product EndorsementsL.A.'s Wildest Cafeteria Served Utopian Fantasy With a Side of EnchiladasEasy-Bake Evolution: 50 Years of Cakes, Cookies, and Gender PoliticsWhat's the Reno Cure for Valentines Gone Wrong? D-I-V-O-R-C-E.Dark Art: Spectacular Illusions from the Golden Age of MagicDreams of the Forbidden City: When Chinatown Nightclubs Beckoned HollywoodGood, Clean Fun: This Rock Star Parties Hard (with Hot Wheels and Wacky Packs)From Hummingbird Heads to Poison Rings: Indulging Our Antique Jewelry Obsession

See more articles