The Tragic Story Of Princess Ka’iulani, The Last Royal Of The Kingdom Of Hawaii
Before dying at just 23, Princess Victoria Ka’iulani was the last heir to the Hawaiian crown — and one of its last hopes in keeping the monarchy alive in the face of American imperialism.
The Outrageous Story Of Imperial Japan’s Plot To Import Jewish Refugees Based On An Anti-Semitic Hoax
In the 1930s, Japan launched the so-called “Fugu Plan” to draw in tens of thousands of Jewish refugees in order to bolster the country’s economic prosperity.
Inside The Remarkable Life And Shocking Death Of Yukio Mishima
Yukio Mishima was the most famous author in Japan before he descended into political extremism and attempted a failed coup that ended with him committing ritual suicide.
Víctor Jara Was A Beloved Chilean Folk Singer — Then He Was Murdered For His Music
Often described as the voice of Chile’s poor, Víctor Jara was brutally tortured and executed during the military coup that installed General Augusto Pinochet as dictator in 1973.
Meet Bobby Sands, The Irish Nationalist Who Died During A Hunger Strike
Bobby Sands was a member of the Irish Republican Army and spent the last 66 days of his life on hunger strike in HM Prison Maze fighting for political prisoner status.
The Story Of The Guangxi Massacre, When Mao Zedong’s Red Guard ‘Banqueted’ On Human Meat
At one of the darkest points of the Cultural Revolution, political strife devolved into extreme brutality in China’s southern region of Guangxi, where hundreds were cannibalized.
Anna Politkovskaya Spoke Out Against Putin’s Atrocities In Chechnya – Then She Was Assassinated
On October 7, 2006, Anna Stepanovna Politkovskaya was shot dead in her Moscow apartment building after having spent years criticizing Vladimir Putin and the Second Chechen War.
The Story Of Christine Keeler, The Showgirl Whose Affair With A Politician Shook Up Mid-Century Britain
In 1963, a British dancer named Christine Keeler found herself at the heart of a national debacle known as the Profumo Scandal — which nearly destroyed her life.
Isaac Sprague Found Sideshow Fame As The ‘Living Skeleton’ — But His Offstage Story Was Tragic
After Isaac W. Sprague developed a mysterious condition that caused his weight to drop to skeletal levels, he endured a life of exploitation in P.T. Barnum’s museum of human curiosities.
George And Willie Muse, The Black Brothers Who Were Kidnapped By The Circus And Billed As ‘Martians’
Born with a rare form of albinism in the Jim Crow South, George and Willie Muse were spotted by a cruel showman and forced into a life of exploitation.
How A 200 Pound Order Of Meat And A Nosy Upstate Cop Nearly Vanquished The American Mob
The 1957 Apalachin meeting held in upstate New York was meant to solidify and streamline underground operations. Instead, it was raided by police and brought the Mafia down.