Olive Thomas remained in the limelight during her life and after it

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A lobby card showing Olive Thomas in Footlights and Shadows (1920). From Wikimedia (Public Domain).

An ardent start


Maxwell-Briscoe’s history highlights ways to engage with marginalized groups

A female driver sits at the wheel of her red Maxwell cabriolet (circa 1920).
A female driver sits at the wheel of her red Maxwell cabriolet (circa 1920).
A woman with her new Maxwell car and dog (c. 1920) photographed by Cyrus S. Moss. Altered and colorized by the author. By the State Library of New South Wales from Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain).

A Daring Proposal


One stormy night a person took the life of Sir Harry Oakes

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A photo of Harry Oakes in the 1930s. Colorized and altered by the author. By Alexandra Studios from Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain). Background: a beach in New Providence, The Bahamas. By Rüdiger Stehn from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0).

The lucky millionaire


Artificial intelligence and building connections to battle loneliness

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A photo of a hand appearing out of a screen. By Howard Lake from Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0). Background: a binary code heart. By Alexander Sinn from Unsplash. Altered by the author.

A legacy of interaction


Hard times call for ingenious ways to create a plateful

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A Rural Electrification Administration (REA) photograph of a woman placing a log in a wood-burning stove. Altered and colorized by the author. By FDR Presidential Library & Museum from Flickr (CC BY 2.0).

A staple food


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The unconventional rise of a cherished series of courtroom video games


Over a century later, questions still remain about Cora Crippen’s disappearance

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A photo of Hawley Harvey Crippen (1890s), colorized and altered by the author. From Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain). A photo of the cruise liner SS Montrose, altered by the author. From Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain).

A couple’s journey


While popularizing a new acrobatic trapeze striptease that shocked audiences

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Foreground: Charmion photographed by Frederick Whitman Glasier in 1904. Altered and colorized by the author. From Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain). Background: Trapeze artists lithograph by Calvert Litho. Co., 1890. From Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain).


This diverse set of novels could make for exciting watching

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A picture of a clapperboard. By Mattbr from Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 2.0).

1. The Monkeewrench Series by P.J. Tracy


Adamites combined Christianity and nudism in unpredictable ways

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An etching by François Morellon de La Cave depicting the arrest of Adamites in a public square in Amsterdam (mid-18th century CE). From Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain). Altered and colorized by the author.

Roots in soils

“The Adamites are thus…

C.S. Voll

A scholar and writer wearing many ill-fitting hats, trying to do the best he can with what he has.

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