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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.
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5 Obscure Historical References You Might Have Missed in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 […]
See How the Actors on
Compare to Their Real-Life Counterparts
Get your facts straight.
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.”
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 […]
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. […]
‘The Edge’: The Talent-Stacked ’90s Sketch Show That Time Forgot
The Edge, a weekly sketch show, premiered on Fox over twenty years ago, back in 1992. It only lasted for a single 18 episode season and no one […]
The 6 Wildest Stories From Leonardo DiCaprio’s Long, Party-Filled History
Including the adventures of the Pussy Posse, naturally.
Exploring the Hidden Racist Past of the Looney Toons
I have an uncomfortable confession to make: I have never liked the Looney Tunes. Despite the cultural pervasiveness of these characters, and a […]
Puck Magazine and the Birth of Modern Political Cartooning
In the late 19th Century, long before Mad Magazine and the Daily Show, there was Puck. The magazine helped to change the very nature of […]
history of rap
The 21-Year History of the Song ‘99 Problems’
It was Ice-T’s first.
Big and Glossy and Wonderful: The Birth of the ‘National Lampoon’ Magazine
The first issue of the National Lampoon appeared in April 1970 and sold fewer than half of the five hundred thousand copies printed. Some […]
The Unsung Brilliance of Tom Lehrer
One of the sharpest wits of the 1950s and ‘60s was Tom Lehrer, the mathematician-turned-satirist who sang and performed blackly comic songs […]
That’s Not Funny, That’s Sexist: The Controversial Legacy of Benny Hill
The Benny Hill Show towered over even Monty Python in terms of worldwide appeal and popularity in its hey day, which is just astounding. […]
‘It’s Garry Shandling’s Show’: Just as Influential as You Probably Don’t […]
Garry Shandling is one of the most innovative and influential comedians of all time. However, when Shout Factory released the entire Larry […]
Watch the History of the World in 60 Seconds, Give or Take a Couple
Science is fun!
Tom Hanks Is Producing a JFK Movie
will be an ensemble drama.
Hatfields & McCoys
Scored Because the Over-50 Set Loves Feuds
Nothing on cable — or, most likely, broadcast TV — will draw a bigger crowd this week.
‘All in the Family’ and the First Gay Sitcom Character
In February 1971, All in the Family became the first sitcom to bring a gay man into America’s wallpapered, shag-carpeted, plaid-couched living […]
A Look Back at the 1987 Crystal Light National Aerobic Championship with […]
The 1980s were defined by myriad phenomena, and perhaps just below the end of the Cold War in terms of cultural relevance was the growth in […]
The Fifth Stooge
In November 1955, Moe Howard and Larry Fine were prepared to disband the most famous comedy troupe in U.S. history. It’s hard to blame them. […]