If we are on the brink of World War III, may we at Sistory suggest a few other wars we’d like to repeat instead?
The Definitely Not Funny History Behind London’s Big Stink
London’s Thames River was never a particularly pristine body of water, but by the mid-19th century, things had gotten out of hand.
The Fat Times, Or History’s Best Euphemisms
The Fat Times, That Time I Had Bangs, Sophomore Year: we all have ways to gloss over the iniquities of our past. So does Iceland.
Who’s That Guy? It’s Guy!
As you know from our last missive on this lovely blog, Eleanor and I recently took a Sistory Business Trip … More
I’ll Be There For You 👏👏 👏 👏: Vienna in 1913
In 1913, the year before World War I kicked off and changed everything, the city of Vienna was home to a number of young men with some radical views. They all lived within a few blocks of each other, but they didn’t know each other.
The Past is Female Too: Holy Mother Edition
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.
It’s a Bird, It’s a Train, It’s a Common Misconception
If you were invited to see some newfangled technology and instead saw a train approaching you at full speed, would you wait to make sure it was just a movie – a concept you were heretofore unfamiliar with? Or would you bail first and ask questions later?
Squad Goals, Part 3: Frisky & Bitchy
Looking for inspiring tales of female friendship? Check out our posts on Squad Goals Part 1 and Part 2. As … More
Oh, Cecilia, You’re Breaking My Glass Ceiling
Q: Where does a mansplainer get his water? A: A well, actually. If you’re not familiar with mansplaining, it’s pretty … More