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50 Best Historical Fiction Books of All Time

Travel back in time for mystery, romance, drama, and more with these historical fiction masterpieces. No time machine required!

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16 Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

Here are just some of the things to do, read, and see to immerse yourself in the rich history of...


8 Children’s Nursery Rhymes That Are Actually Racist

Can a catchy little rhyme really be that problematic? Yes—and it’s one way racism was inextricably woven into American life....


10 Examples of Whitewashing You Never Thought About

What happens when White supremacy, culture, and storytelling collide? The big bang erases diversity from our history books, our entertainment,...


This Is What Whitewashing Really Means—And Why It’s a Problem

For decades, whitewashing has taken a diverse, multicultural world and tried to paint it one color. The picture has never...

10 Examples of Cultural Appropriation You Never Thought About

It’s not "just entertainment." Get ready to cringe at this unflinching look at some of your pop culture favorites.


11 Popular Songs You Didn’t Realize Are Actually Racist

You may have been singing along to them for years, but have you ever really thought about their lyrics? If...

12 Documentaries About Race Everyone Needs to See

While these documentaries aren't always easy to watch, they're essential viewing for anyone who wants to understand the history and...


The Most Borrowed Books in the History of the New York Public Library

There are a few classics and some surprises among the most checked out books in the storied library's 125-year history.


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6 Funny Star Wars Movie Names That Almost Happened

Star Wars has a history of using fake names as working and shipping titles. From "Foodles" (for real!) to "Blue...


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8 Geniuses Who Made History in Quarantine

These celebrated people emerged from plague, exile, months of bed rest, or wartime occupation with some seriously incredible work.

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16 of the Most Historically Inaccurate Movies Ever

Facts, schmacts! You won't want to look to Hollywood for history trivia—here's why.


The History Behind Princess Diana and Her Tumultuous Relationship with Her Sisters

Without Lady Sarah and Lady Jane, their sister might never have become a princess.


The Most Valuable Finds in Antiques Roadshow History

From a haunted painting and sapphire head snake bracelet to record-breaking memorabilia, Liberty Mutual Insurance and Antiques Roadshow present the...


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20 of the Best History Podcasts to Listen to Right Now

Let's just say that the "history" we learned in school was very limited. Start catching up on what you missed...


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The Mysterious Note Walt Disney Left Behind Before He Died

When he died, Walt Disney left behind a multi-million dollar franchise. But one small note changed everything.

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The Scandalous Story of How King George VI Became King

Her Majesty The Queen spent her first ten years assuming she would live her life as a "minor" royal. But...


This Was the Real Color Stan Lee Made the Hulk

He wasn’t always that iconic green color.


11 Unanswered Questions About Grace Kelly’s Death

Princess Grace of Monaco (formerly known as Hollywood star Grace Kelly) passed away on September 14, 1982, one day after...


12 Common Phrases You Never Knew Were From the Bible

No book in history has contributed more phrases to the English language than the King James Bible. Here are a...


8 Beautifully Haunting Pictures of Route 66 Ghost Towns

Along the 2,291 mile highway that is Route 66, you'll find territorial-era mining towns, quiet farming villages—and an American history...


Common British Slang You Didn’t Realize You Knew

A new book offers a quintessential guide to classic, common British phrases—including their quirky history and definition.


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The World’s 15 Most Unforgettable Royal Gardens

Versailles is just the beginning.


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9 Royal Ghosts That Still Haunt Britain to This Day

From Elizabeth I to Henry the VIII still hobbling about Windsor Castle, royal ghosts have been making the rounds about...

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What Queen Elizabeth and Marilyn Monroe Have In Common—and 19 Other Surprising Historical Connections

Sometimes history plays funny tricks on us. Some animals we think of as prehistoric lived long enough to have their...


10 Thought-Provoking Movies to Watch on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Revisit the history of the Civil Rights era and the incredible legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in these...


7 Weird “Sports” You Won’t Believe Used to Be in the Olympics

The original Olympics used to be a hodge-podge of weirdly wonderful events we can only hope they bring back (except...


13 Iconic Shoes That Changed America

Audrey Hepburn’s famous flats, 80s power sneakers, make-a-statement Manolos: Here, a well-heeled history of American footwear.