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Jacob Shelton

Jacob Shelton

Writer

Jacob Shelton is a Los Angeles based writer. For some reason this was the most difficult thing he’s written all day, and here’s the kicker – his girlfriend wrote the funny part of that last sentence. As for the rest of the bio? That’s pure Jacob, baby. He’s obsessed with the ways in which singular, transgressive acts have shaped the broader strokes of history, and he believes in alternate dimensions, which means that he’s great at a dinner party. When he’s not writing about culture, pop or otherwise, he’s adding to his found photograph collection and eavesdropping on strangers in public.

The Impeachment Of Andrew Johnson: Why His Impeachment ...

February 24, 2020

No matter what side of the political aisle you fall on, an impeachment i...

Loofah Quiz

February 22, 2020

Newsflash: Loofahs aren't harvested from the bottom of the ocean like some kind of sea sponge. They're actually grown i...

Loofahs Are Actually Gourds? You Can Eat The 'Luffa' Pl...

February 22, 2020

If you've been scrubbing up with a loofah, not one of those things that ...

Havasupai Quiz

February 20, 2020

Way down at the bottom of the Grand Canyon is a small community of indigenous people known as the Havasupai. They've...

Havasupai: The Post Office At The Bottom Of The Grand C...

February 20, 2020

Sure, everyone is emailing now and Amazon is mostly running the shipping...

White Rose Quiz

February 18, 2020

Throughout their short run during World War II, the White Rose Resistance was a thorn in the side of the Nazi Party...

The White Rose Resistance: The Anti-Nazi Freedom Fighte...

February 18, 2020

The White Rose Resistance movement was only active from 1942–1943, but i...

How Much Do You Know About Machiavelli?

February 15, 2020

Just as Machiavelli was put to the test by the Medici family, you, too, are about to face t...

Machiavelli: Biography And Facts About History's Most M...

February 15, 2020

His name is connected with political leaders prone to playing 3-D chess,...

Mary Shelley Kept Her Husband's Heart After His Death A...

February 12, 2020

One of the earliest masters of horror, Mary Shelley wasn't just dabbling...

Vinegar Valentines: 19th Century's Insulting, Anonymous...

February 10, 2020

If you're lucky enough to have a special someone in your life, there's n...

Delphine LaLaurie: New Orleans's Famously Sadistic Slav...

February 9, 2020

New Orleans is full of ghost stories, but the most haunting tale is that...

Jesus Christ Was A Shape-Shifter, According To This Anc...

February 5, 2020

You know Jesus, right? Son of God, born in Bethlehem, great with fish, a...

The Doomsday Clock: What Does It Mean? How Doomed Are W...

February 4, 2020

We hear a lot about the Doomsday Clock ticking closer and closer to "mid...

Vlad The Impaler: Real-Life Dracula's Most Monstrous Ac...

February 3, 2020

You could say Vlad the Imapler was a bad guy. After all, you don't get t...

The Assassination Of Mahatma Gandhi: Why, How, And Who

January 30, 2020

After a lifetime of advocating for nonviolence, Mahatma Gandhi was gunned do...

The Many Men Of Elizabeth Taylor

January 29, 2020

What comes to mind when you see the name Elizabeth Taylor? Is it Cleopatra? Her humanitarian work?...

J.D. Salinger Was Basically Holden Caulfield

January 27, 2020

J.D. Salinger wrote Catcher in the Rye in 1951 and then spent the rest of his life run...

The Legend Of The Green Man: Raymond Robinson Had No Fa...

January 26, 2020

Have you heard the one about Green Man? You know, the guy without a face...

Jack The Baboon Operated A Railway, Earned A Salary, An...

January 25, 2020

Anyone passing through Cape Town, South Africa on the Port Elizabeth Mai...

The Unabomber's Manifesto Totally Nailed Our Addiction ...

January 22, 2020

Industrial Society and Its Future: More than just a catchy title Sourc...

When The U.S. Government Poisoned The Alcohol Supply Du...

January 20, 2020

The Prohibition Party was hemming and hawing about alcohol consumption f...

Brink's Building Robbery: The Heist That Tore A Gang Ap...

January 17, 2020

The Brink's building heist of 1950 is one of the most daring robberies o...

Whisky A Go Go: The Whisky Opened Today In 1964

January 16, 2020

Standing proud on the Sunset Strip is one of the most renowned rock clubs in histor...

The Great Molasses Flood Sounds Like A Joke, But It Kil...

January 15, 2020

On January 15, 1919, the Boston area found itself in a sticky situation....

Emmett Till: The Memorial That Was Vandalized Until The...

January 14, 2020

The legacy of Emmett Till is one of anger and brutality. His death at th...

Rebecca The Raccoon, President Calvin Coolidge's Pet Ra...

January 13, 2020

Raccoons are the grimy trash pandas of the west. They roam the streets a...

The Oscars And Unions: The Awards Were Invented To Stop...

January 11, 2020

Presented every year to shine a light on the filmmakers who have created...

Mao Zedong Killed 45 Million People In Four Years, The ...

January 5, 2020

The morbidity of the question "Who is the worst mass murderer to ever li...

The Boston Strangler: Why Did He Matter So Much, Histor...

January 4, 2020

Between June 14, 1962 and January 4, 1964, women in the Boston, Massachu...