Before Peter Rabbit, Beatrix Potter Wanted to Study Mushrooms

The beloved children's author was deterred from a career as a mycologist.

The History of the Corset, a Garment Fraught with Misconceptions

Often demonized as patriarchal torture devices, these garments were seen as a practicality in their day.

Coco Chanel’s Legacy, From Iconic Fashion Designer to Nazi Collaborator

The famed businesswoman had direct ties to Hitler’s intelligence agency.

The Battle of Toho Company

A unionization fight led to widespread effects on the Cold War and Japanese and global culture.

The History Behind Strange Sayings

Idioms make up a huge part of our day-to-day language. But where do they come from?

Explore the Dazzling History of Film With 9 Illuminating Books

Dive into the world of cinema, where art and technology meet.

13 Old School War Movies Every Trooper Needs To Watch

Bring military action home to your couch with these classic war films.

6 Best Chess Books That Shed Light on the Beloved Game

Great reads that'll help you see the whole board.

The Greatest History (and Beyond) Books for Dads of All Types

Dad's always gifted three copies of the latest history bestseller? Try these recommendations to find him something new.

11 Books Behind Great War Movies

From non-fiction accounts to novels, books have inspired some of the greatest war films ever made.

15 Father's Day Gifts for Every History-Lovin' Dad

Whether you're treating your father or yourself, these history gifts will please for years to come.

After The Last Dance: Delve into the Definitive MJ Bio

One of sports’ greatest writers took on the G.O.A.T. in Playing for Keeps.

New Netflix Documentary Reveals the Secret Love Story Behind A League of Their Own

A Secret Love reveals a beautiful story where sports history and queer history collide.

22 Eye-Opening War Movies to Stream Tonight

The shores of Dunkirk and the Korean countryside await...

Paul Robeson: Artist and Activist

The legendary performer carved a path of politics and persistence.

18 World War 2 Movies Every History Buff Should Watch

Some of our best films draw inspiration from the global conflict.

Kit Williams' Masquerade, the Children’s Treasure Hunt Book That Captivated England

A golden hare, a multi-step pictorial code, and a country on the hunt. What could go wrong?

Shanghai 1937: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the New Documentary

Inspired by Peter Harmsen’s New York Times-bestselling book, the new documentary looks at the beginning of World War II in China.