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Outspoken AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Has Passed Away at 84

Kramer was famous—and infamous—for his larger-than-life tactics.

By Catherine Phelan

How A Prostitute Turned Pirate Queen Defeated 3 Navies At Once

Chinese, British, and Portuguese forces combined couldn't take down Ching Shih.

By Logan Nye, We Are the Mighty

Roger Moorhouse Reveals Secrets of Everyday Objects in Nazi Germany

We sat down for an interview with the author of The History of the Third Reich in 100 Objects.

By Catherine Phelan

5 Fascinating Facts You Didn’t Know About the Pony Express

This short-lived service has maintained a large presence in our historical imagination.

By Jessica Manfre, We Are the Mighty

Colditz Castle: The World War II POW Camp the Nazis Considered Inescapable

Meet the many men who proved the Nazis wrong and learn about the fascinating ways in which they pulled off the impossible.

By Orrin Grey

What Does The World Health Organization Actually Do?

Created in the wake of WWII, WHO has changed the world many times over.

By Jessica Manfre, We Are the Mighty

12 Escapist Nonfiction Books That Will Spirit You Away

Seeking solace? Find yourself immersed in a wholly different world with these nonfiction reads.

By Catherine Phelan

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