Take a look at the inspiration behind some of the most famous songs in the last few decades.
The Lost History of American River Communities, Revisited by an Artist in a Shantyboat
Wes Modes is documenting life along America’s waterways. American rivers used to be home to thousands of people, particularly during the 19th and early 20th centuries...
5 Lessons from Pandemics of the Past
While pandemics around the world have wreaked havoc on populations through the centuries, like the Bubonic Plague and 1918 pandemic, societies sharpened their critical..
Remembering Beavis and Butthead, MTV’s Most Iconic TV Show
Ask anyone who grew up in the 90s and you'll find one TV show that's burned into the collective memory of a generation.
Who Really Invented The Internet?
It's sometimes hard to pin a specific technological discovery on one person. This was the case with the internet.
The Pioneers of Women’s Rights
Numerous women in American history fought for the rights that their fellow sisters are enjoying today. If it weren't for their hard work, society wouldn't even recognize equal..
The Troubled Life of Rockstar Kurt Cobain
Kurt Donald Cobain was the frontman of the legendary band Nirvana. He was a troubled soul, but his music lives on.
How One Man Liberated a Whole Nation
After 27 years in prison, on February 11, 1990, Nelson Mandela was released. As the leader of the African National Congress (ANC), the most established black political..
These Classic Shows are Still Playing Today – and Their Stars are Still Making the Big Bucks
You may think that the big dream for an actor is to become the A-lister, the star of the show on a big-budget movie. A lot of people may have that as a goal, but the big bucks..
Tetris and How it Led to Game Boy Fever
Tetris was popular in the 80s but it became the game of a generation with the launch of Nintendo's Game Boy.
Uncle Sam and How He Became an American Staple
Have you ever wondered who was the original Uncle Sam and how he became such a huge deal?
A Brief Look at the Fascinating History of Native America
Thousands of years before European ships arrived in the Americas, a different group of people discovered the new world: the nomadic ancestors of Native Americans. They..
5 Iconic Moments From the 90’s That Shaped a Generation
There's a reason, well, several in fact, as to why millennials are who they are.
Stacy Allison: the First American Woman to Climb Mount Everest
Climbing Mount Everest is extremely difficult, but in September of 1988, Allison finally did it.
What Do You Really Know About the Moon Landing?
Every summer, on July 20th, America celebrates Moon Day, marking that pivotal day in 1969 when Neil Armstrong made history and walked on the moon for the first time. Most..
How These Women Got The Raise They Deserved, And How You Can Too!
Everyone knows that women get less pay than men. It's a known fact that for every dollar a man earns, a woman receives only 80.5 cents. Many factors surround this absurd gap,..