It’s Corinne’s birthday and we’ve squirreled away this nutty story just for her.
Lest you think these are the woooOOOOOooorst of times, let me tell you about a real problem America was facing about a hundred years ago. It was called “The Meat Question.”
It’s March of the Wild and it’s also Women’s History Month. Get ready to meet “the most honest, unselfish, indomitable hellcat in the history of conservation.”
In 1854, it was time for a big idea – a big hump of an idea. Secretary of War Jefferson Davis (yes, that Jefferson Davis) went to Congress to pitch a novel concept that had caught his ear years before. President Pierce and Congress were skeptical, but he left with $30,000 to bring a fleet of camels to the United States for military use.
Meet 5 Black female Olympians who made history – or herstory. We know The Future is Female, but The Past is Female Too (we even made a t-shirt).
Full disclosure, before we jump in: this week’s post is all about periods, menstruation and the ingenious woman who helped…
Over the last two years we’ve added several impressive ladies to our squad: Qiu Jin, Juliette Gordon Low, Canada’s Famous Five, and the “lady killers” of the game of bridge, Fritzi and Rixi, also known as Frisky and Bitchy. But we have a special place reserved, of course, for sisters. Today we’re honoring a different kind of sisterhood – that of the 175-year old,African-American Roman Catholic order of the Sisters of the Holy Family in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The only city built by a woman almost forgot her name. Told via pop royalty gifs.
From Moms Mabley to the Borscht Belt, we look at the ladies who got the first laugh. The latest installment of The Past Is Female Too (or, Women Have Been Quietly Killing It For Centuries And All I Got Was This T-Shirt.)
In 1914, over 100 years ago, the final passenger pigeon died at the Cincinnati Zoo. All attempts to breed them in captivity failed. Martha suffered from a palsy that made her tremble and had never laid a fertile egg. The passenger pigeon was extinct, thanks entirely to mankind.
How did this happen?
Close your eyes, dear reader. Now, open them, and keep reading, because we’re going to take you on a journey.…
2017! What a doozy, am I right? We’re so glad to have had your readership this year, following us through…
It’s a mother of a season. Well, rather, it’s a season celebrating mothers – particularly a Biblically famous teenage mother – and we’re here for it. Moms rule. We’ve already written about some of history’s best royal momagers, but here are five more mothers you ought to know about.
Last week, the FBI announced they captured Eric Conn, the aptly-named Social Security lawyer-turned-fraudster who scammed thousands of Kentuckians and…
Edward Bauer – yes, Eddie Bauer of catalog fame! – almost froze to death so that I could wear my down jacket 80 years later, sweating it out on the MBTA and whining about my eeeeemaaaaillssss and my meeeettinggggs.