Histories

'FREEDOM TORCHES'

We don't really need a reminder of just how bad smoking is for us. Bad for our physical health, the environment, and cringe-worthy on so many social justice levels. Why is it then, that women always looked so damn cool smoking their cigarettes in vintage photographs?

FROM THE ARCHIVES

On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman climbed to the top of the University of Texas Tower and started firing—and the rest, literally, is history. Here's what happened on that fateful day, in the words of more than three dozen people who got shot, fired back, lost loved ones, saved lives by risking their own, and otherwise witnessed the nation's first mass murder in a public place.

YOUR FAVE IS PROBLEMATIC

The National Audubon Society's namesake looms large, like his celebrated bird paintings. But he also owned enslaved people and held white supremacist views, reflecting ethical failings it is time to bring to the fore.

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