Lindy Hop: The Dance That Defined The Golden Age of Jazz
The steps to the Lindy Hop didn't actually include any hopping, but they did jumpstart a fantastical dance craze throughout the Jazz era.
Kathleen Cleaver: The Radical Activist Armed With Two Degrees
With her insatiable fighting spirit, Kathleen Cleaver went from being a bookish child to a front-lines protestor with the Black Panthers.
How Sandra Ávila Beltrán Became The Cartel Leader Known As ‘The Queen of the Pacific’
The daughter of a cartel leader, Sandra Ávila Beltrán grew up surrounded by piles of cash — and never looked back.
Bethany Hamilton Lost Her Arm To A Shark — Then Got Back On The Surfboard One-Armed
"If I don't get back on my board," Bethany Hamilton said after the attack, "I'll be in a bad mood forever."
Victoria Woodhull: The First American Woman To Run For President — 150 Years Ago
After starting out as a Wall Street broker and suffragist, Victoria Woodhull made history in 1872 when she made a presidential run unlike anything the country had ever seen.
How Frances Perkins, The First Woman Cabinet Member In U.S. History, Invented Modern Working Conditions
Although Frances Perkins was the first woman cabinet member in U.S. history and the principal architect of the New Deal, her story remains widely overlooked to this day.
Why The Spanish Galgo Dog Is Left To Die By The Hundreds Of Thousands
It's nearly impossible to estimate how many galgo dogs are killed in Spain annually, although experts say it's as many as 100,000.
La Pascualita Is So Lifelike That People Have Been Debating ‘Mannequin Or Mummy’ For 90 Years
Local legend holds that La Pascualita is the preserved corpse of the original shop owner's daughter, who died tragically on her wedding day.
From Rocketry Pioneer To Deviant Occultist, Jack Parsons Was The Ultimate Mad Scientist
Jack Parsons helped invent rocket science itself, but his sordid extracurricular activities caused him to be all but written out of history.
The True Story Of Grace Marks And The Brutal Murder Behind ‘Alias Grace’
Did 16-year-old Grace Marks of Alias Grace fame actually help murder her employer and his lover — or was she unfairly locked away?
Inside Rat Island, The Only Privately-Owned Island In New York City
Rat Island may not have rats, but it does have a one-of-a-kind story.