The Chemist Alice Ball Pioneered a Treatment for Leprosy in 1915–And Then Others Took Credit for It

It’s bittersweet whenever a pioneering, long overlooked female scientist is finally given the recognition she deserves,…

The 100 Greatest Films of All Time According to 1,639 Film Critics & 480 Directors: See the Results of the Once-a-Decade Sight and Sound Poll

Chantal Akerman’s Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles is a three-and-a-half hour film in which…

8th Century Englishwoman Scribbled Her Name & Drew Funny Pictures in a Medieval Manuscript, According to New Cutting-Edge Technology

Most of us have doodled in the margins of our books at one time or another,…

Ancient Roman Coins Reveal the Existence of a Forgotten Roman Emperor

Image by Paul Pearson, University College London You may think you know your Roman emperors, but…

When Salvador Dalí Dressed — and Angrily Demolished — a Department Store Window in New York City (1939)

If you want to understand the history of art in twentieth-century America, you can’t overlook the…

A List of 1,065 Medieval Dog Names: Nosewise, Garlik, Havegoodday & More

The Rovers, Fidos, and Spots of the world have been regarded since time immemorial as man’s…

The Illustrated Version of “Alice’s Restaurant”: Watch Arlo Guthrie’s Thanksgiving Counterculture Classic

Alice’s Restaurant. It’s now a Thanksgiving classic, and something of a tradition around here. Recorded in 1967, the…

The First Kiss Captured on Film: Behold “The Kiss” Shot by Photography Pioneer Eadweard Muybridge (1872)

Every moving image we watch today descends, in a sense, from the work of Eadweard Muybridge.…

Banksy Spray Paints Murals in War-Torn Ukraine

We may not know for sure the identity of Banksy, the English street artist famous for…

The Isolated Vocal Tracks of the B-52s “Roam”: Enjoy the Angelic Harmonies of Kate Pierson & Cindy Wilson

The B-52s‘ debut single “Rock Lobster” brought the party and a playful sense of the absurdto…