This is super fascinating: The appeal of this kind of story, and the public prudishness we often associate with Victorian society, didn’t come out of nowhere. The era, with its widespread industrial
The bucolic image of the family farm as the rock of American values is something that we can’t escape from in the political season. But as Gabriel Rosenberg points out in this excellent essay, n
This really should just be labelled #Belgium: Soldiers and police officers in Brussels held an orgy while the city was in lockdown over fears of a Paris-style attack by Islamist extremists, according
Angela Pulley Hudson’s fascinating and very readable new book details a remarkable story of an ex-slave from Mississippi and a Mormon convert who met during the tumultuous early years of Mormoni
I pretty much agree with everything about Amanda Marcotte’s discussion of the Ashley Madison hack and Josh Duggar. Like her, I felt really icky about the whole thing since, while it’s not
Above: Google approved Gilded Age courting chair. So evidently images from Gilded Age medical journals of what are today known as vibrators are too risque for Google, so horrible that LGM is th
It seems that if hipsters really want to be all steampunk, they might as well bring back acquaintance cards and other routines of 19th century versions of courting. Surely someone has done this. Think
If you ever wanted to read about the discovery of a rather sizable 18th century dildo in Poland, here’s your chance.