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Desus & Mero Do an Instagram Bit That’s Just for Us History Nerds
Who’s ready for some Baroque-period deep cuts?
Anne Victoria Clark
The True Story of the Guy Who Threw a Pie at Phyllis Schlafly
“I said, ‘That’s for the ERA, you bitch!’ and walked right out.”
Everything You Need to Remember Before Reading the New Hilary Mantel Book
The Mirror and the Light
caps off Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy, which began with 2009’s
Auschwitz Memorial Rebukes the ‘Dangerous Foolishness’ of Amazon’s
Specifically, the new Amazon show’s depiction of a fictional game of human chess.
Zoë Kravitz Reveals the Difference Between Lenny Kravitz and Lisa Bonet’s Houses
The classic East Coast–West Coast divide: Pop-Tarts and Spice Girls versus dusty VHS tapes and
The Little Rascals
Fans, Napoleon’s Severed Penis Is a Collector’s Item
Sadly, Connor Roy is right this time.
Jay-Z Is Bringing Emmett Till’s Story to ABC, From the Perspective of His Mother
It’s part of a new anthology series about women of the civil-rights movement.
Who’s Who in
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
: A Guide
Your handy Hollywood Hills map to the real-life stars in Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film.
Brand Twitter Grows Up
How corporate social media (mostly) moved past its awkward phase and connected with audiences.
A Walking Tour, Circa 1860, With the City’s Last Pirate
Rich Cohen takes us through Albert Hicks’s New York, complete with a sack of stolen money and a trip to the gallows.
No Man’s Land
Explores the Forgotten Stories of Women’s History
Host Alexis Coe wants to help listeners understand “how historians actually work.”
mary queen of scots
How Historically Accurate Are the Wokest Parts of
Mary Queen of Scots
Was David Rizzio really Mary’s gay best friend?
Everything You Need to Know About the 18th-Century World of
Explaining Sarah Churchill vs. Abigail Masham, Whigs vs. Tories, and England vs. France.
A German History Primer for the Confused
From the lingering remnants of the Nazi era to the Red Army Faction and the “German Autumn.”
Drake Just Broke a Historic Record Set by the Beatles
Let’s break down the history he just made.
History Is No Longer Making Its Bill Clinton Impeachment Series
The news came shortly after Ryan Murphy confirmed he is also shelving his Bill Clinton–Monica Lewinsky
American Crime Story
Odysseus Reviews the New Translation of ‘The Odyssey,’ by Michael Maiello
“Tell me about a complicated man,” begins Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey, which is the story of me, Odysseus. I read this […]
The 7 Historical Events That Might Happen in
Let’s look at actual history to try and predict the story lines of
’s second season.
The Vietnam War
Is a Staggering Achievement in Documentary Storytelling
The 18-hour nonfiction epic is a thorough, engrossing dive into history.
Matt Zoller Seitz
The Search for
In 1951, Anna May Wong was TV’s first Asian-American leading actor. And then her groundbreaking show disappeared.
5 Obscure Historical References You Might Have Missed in
Game of Thrones
▶️ Yes, there really was a real-life Red Wedding.
Were You Aware the Bad Guy in
Was a Real Person?
Erich Ludendorff was the second-highest-ranking German general in the closing days of World War I.
Future’s Back-to-Back No. 1 Albums Reflect the Music Industry’s Evolution
How the artist savvily capitalized on the state of the business.
Kevin Hart to Star in History Channel Special ‘The Black Man’s Guide to […]
Dan Harmon isn’t the only comedian highlighting important historical figures for History. The network has ordered a special from Kevin Hart and […]
Bob Dylan’s Uncomfortable History With Accepting Awards
He’s not exactly the “thank you” type.
Watch the Trailer for
Season 4, Part 2
You don’t just declare war on England.
Dana Carvey Visits ‘Great Minds with Dan Harmon’ as John F. Kennedy
Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History series Great Minds, where he and Spencer bring back the perfect historical guest for the 4th […]
Gillian Jacobs Visits ‘Great Minds’ as the World’s First Computer […]
Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History channel series Great Minds, where he and Spencer bring back the world’s first computer […]
Dan Harmon Takes Famous Actor/Murderer John Wilkes Booth to UCB on ‘Great […]
Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History channel series Great Minds, where he and Spencer bring back famous murderer/actor John Wilkes […]
Ozzy Osbourne, Son Get History Reality Series
Ozzy and Jack’s World Detour
will premiere Wednesday, July 27.
Paul F. Tompkins Plays Famous Buzzkill Edgar Allan Poe on Dan Harmon’s […]
Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History channel series Great Minds where, despite Harmon’s hopes for a full series order from the […]
Spencer and Dan Get Psychoanalyzed by Freud on ‘Great Minds with Dan […]
Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History channel series Great Minds, where Spencer brings back the one and only Sigmund Freud (Nick […]
Nick Kroll Plays Sigmund Freud on Tonight’s Episode of ‘Great Minds with […]
Dan Harmon’s fantastic History channel series Great Minds is back tonight with a brand new historical guest, and as this sneak peek from the […]
Kristen Schaal Plays Amelia Earhart on Dan Harmon’s ‘Great Minds’
Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History channel series Great Minds, where he and Spencer manage to bring back famous pilot and […]
Sarah Silverman Plays Bernie Sanders Supporter Betsy Ross on Dan Harmon’s […]
Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History channel series Great Minds, where he and Spencer manage to bring back another female […]
Ron Funches Plays Ugandan Dictator Idi Amin on Dan Harmon’s ‘Great Minds’
Here’s the latest episode of Great Minds with Dan Harmon, where Harmon learns that finally getting some diversity to his historical guests […]
Thomas Middleditch Makes the Perfect Shakespeare on Dan Harmon’s ‘Great […]
Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History channel series Great Minds, where Spencer brings back William Shakespeare (Thomas […]
Aubrey Plaza Plays Famed Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft on ‘Great Minds with […]
Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History channel series Great Minds, where Harmon finally gets some diversity in his famous guests by […]
Jason Sudeikis Plays Thomas Edison in the Latest Episode of ‘Great Minds […]
Here’s the newest episode of Dan Harmon’s History channel series Great Minds, where Spencer brings back famous inventor Thomas Edison (Jason […]
Watch Episode 2 of Dan Harmon’s ‘Great Minds’ with Scott Adsit as Ernest […]
Here’s the latest episode of Dan Harmon’s History series Great Minds, where Spencer manages to bring back Ernest Hemingway (Scott Adsit) […]
Watch the First Episode of History’s ‘Great Minds with Dan Harmon’ […]
Earlier this month, History ordered a round of late night short-form comedy series that debuted last night, including the first episode of Dan […]
History Orders Late Night Short-Form Series from Dan Harmon and More
History, formerly known as The History Channel, is getting into the late night game. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the network has […]
Watch One Direction’s Zayn-y ‘History’ Video
“Without you here / Life is just a lie.”
I Am the President: The Rise and Fall of David Frye
Most people, if asked to attempt a Richard Nixon impression, would do the same few basic things. They’d stoop their shoulders, furrow their […]
An Early Shot of Absurdism: The Smothers Brothers’ ‘Yo Yo Man […]
If you grew up in the suburbs of the early 90s, you may recall the hazy visage of Tom Smothers waggling his bony hips with two yo-yos flipping […]
The Dark, Angry Father of ‘Alvin and the Chipmunks’
David Seville never really existed at all, and yet there have been at least three of him in the last 60 years. Dave, of course, is the human […]
Kliph Nesteroff’s ‘The Comedians’ Untangles the Roots of American Standup
Probably the hardest I’ve ever laughed was at an improv show at the Under St. Marks theater in New York in, I think, 2010. UCB improviser and […]
The Dangerous Comedy of Bernard Manning
Though he played Las Vegas in the late 1970s and was interviewed by Joan Rivers in the 1980s, British comedian Bernard Manning (1930-2007) […]
The Forgotten History of ‘The Pat Sajak Show’
In the late 1980s, CBS was looking for a plan. Johnny Carson was still dominating late night on NBC, and there was no sign of him slowing down. […]
Defunct Emmy Categories, Through the Years
RIP, Best Comedian.