In the depths of the Victorian era, the recreational use of arsenic would come to be known as one of the most bizarre and dangerous ways ever devised to get high.
Unlike his collection of ornate snuff boxes and high collars, this was one accessory Beau Brummell wished to rid himself of permanently.
The events of James Joyce’s novel, Ulysses, take place on June 16, 1904. They’re commemorated every year in a celebration called Bloomsday.
This is 4,000-year-old homework.
One evening, Léonard was getting drunk in his apartment with a fellow hairdresser when Marie Antoinette’s valet unexpectedly knocked on the door.
Nearly a century ago, Martha Phillips Gilson published “A Woman’s Winter on Spitsbergen” in National Geographic. She discovered five secrets about this mysterious land of ice and isolation.
Buried within an obscure silent film that hit movie theaters more than 100 years ago is a brilliant performance by Hollywood’s first Asian movie star. He was nominated for an Oscar, he was one of the highest-paid actors of his time, he was world famous—and you’ve never heard of him.