It Started With The Whiskers

In case you wanted more reasons to appreciate the lovable old uniter-in-chief, in 1860 he took the fashion concerns of an 11-year-old girl very seriously.

Jugtown, USA

The South’s jugtowns – centers churning out artistic and functional pottery for decades in the early 20th century – are no longer. Their wares aren’t hitting the shelves at Wal-Mart. There’s not an app where you can swipe right on your fave jugs. There’s no Bruce Springsteen song, “Born in a Jugtown, USA.” You won’t catch Sam Hunt crooning over your radio about what happens “When You Break Up In A Jugtown.”

The Boy Who Never Grew Up (Or Out of Copyright)

The author of Peter Pan has managed to hold onto a copyright license far longer than is ever typically granted. All of the proceeds benefit a children’s hospital. But were his motivations for this a sign of some deeper issue?

Dear Father, You Are A Thief

John Roosevelt was only five when his father contracted polio in 1921. The disease robbed the future president of the use of his legs and left him mostly wheelchair-bound.

And John, the youngest child, was not having it.