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Naughty Nuns, Flatulent Monks, and Other Surprises of Sacred Medieval Manuscripts

 

 

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Tiki Hangover: Unearthing the False Idols of America’s South Seas Fantasy

 

 

Tarot Mythology: The Surprising Origins of the World’s Most Misunderstood Cards

 

 

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Straight Razors and Social Justice: The Empowering Evolution of Black Barbershops

 

 

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Guys and Dolls: Veteran Toy Designer Wrestles With the Industry’s Gender Divide

 

 

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Meet the Irreverent Librarian Who’s Taking on the Music Nerds

 

 

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These Chopines Weren’t Made for Walking: Precarious Platforms for Aristocratic Feet

 

 

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Medicinal Soft Drinks and Coca-Cola Fiends: The Toxic History of Soda Pop

 

 

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Who Were the First Teenagers?

 

 

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Murder Machines: Why Cars Will Kill 30,000 Americans This Year

 

 

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Crush the Best-Dressed List: Our Style Guide to a Century of Dazzling Party Dresses

 

 

L.A.’s Wildest Cafeteria Served Utopian Fantasy With a Side of Enchiladas

 

 

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Dark Art: Spectacular Illusions from the Golden Age of Magic

 

 

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Artisanal Advertising: Reviving the Tradition of Hand-Painted Signs

 

 

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Losing Ourselves in Holiday Windows

 

 

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How Boomboxes Got So Badass

 

 

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Retail Therapy: What Mannequins Say About Us

 

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When Housewives Were Seduced by Seaweed

 

 

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Can’t Buy Me Love: How Romance Wrecked Traditional Marriage

 

 

The World’s First Hunk: Why We’re Obsessed with Muscle Men

 

 

Mr. Chemex: The Eccentric Inventor Who Reimagined the Perfect Cup of Coffee

 

 

The Real Mermaids of San Marcos, Texas

 

 

Geeking Out Over the Bloody Legacy of VHS

 

 

Warning! These 1950s Movie Gimmicks Will Shock You

 

 

From Little Fanny to Fluffy Ruffles: The Scrappy History of Paper Dolls

 

 

A Filthy History: When New Yorkers Lived Knee-Deep in Trash

 

 

California Cool: How the Wetsuit Became the Surfer’s Second Skin

 

 

The Killer Mobile Device for Victorian Women

 

 

If These Shirts Could Talk: The Tantalizing Tales Behind Used Clothes

 

 

Jockeying for Position: How Boxers and Briefs Got Into Men’s Pants

 

 

Coveting The Craziest Cat-People Collectibles

 

 

Diablitos in the Details: The Curious Tale of Mexico’s Most Peculiar Pottery

 

 

Take That, Instagram: The Enduring Allure of Vintage Snapshots

 

 

Dying To Go Retro? This Modern-Day Morticia Gives Death A Makeover

 

 

Making, and Eating, the 1950s’ Most Nauseating Jell-O Soaked Recipes

 

 

Bill Cosby Schools Us About Those Crazy Sweaters

 

 

Uncovering Clues in Frida Kahlo’s Private Wardrobe

 

 

Please Feed The Meters: The Next Parking Revolution

 

 

Toys That Were Made to Be Broken

 

 

God Save the Eight-Track

 

 

Hello Sailor! The Nautical Roots of Popular Tattoos

 

 

Nostalgia is Magic: Tavi Gevinson Remixes Teen Culture

 

 

Read My Rings: The Oldest Living Tree Tells All

 

 

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Insane Asylum Patients

 

 

War and Prosthetics: How Veterans Fought for the Perfect Artificial Limb

 

 

20 Halloween Costumes So Unsexy, They’re Downright Scary

 

 

Sex! Gore! Scary Monsters! Attack of the Mexican B-Movie Ads

 

 

In Pursuit of the Great American Jean

 

 

Meet the Man Who Made Cowboys Love Rhinestones

 

 

Style Gone Wild: Why We Can’t Shake the 1970s

 

 

Cool for Sale, From Beatnik Bongos to Hipster Specs

 

 

Before Rockwell, a Gay Artist Defined the Perfect American Male

 

 

What Were We Thinking? The Top 10 Most Dangerous Ads

 

 

Getting It On: The Covert History of the American Condom

 

 

There Goes the Neighborhood: Mobile Victorian House Sets Sail for Desert

 

Before Camping Got Wimpy: Roughing It With the Victorians

 

 

Tough Cookies: The Treats That Fueled a Century of Girl Scouts

 

 

Love Boats: The Delightfully Sinful History of Canoes

 

 

Not Your Grandma’s Cuckoo: Decapitating, Rat-Eating Clocks of the Black Forest

 


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