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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.

Salvador Dali: Biography, Trivia, And Facts About The F...

January 24, 2021

Dalí in 1939. (Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons) The 20th centu...

Budd Dwyer: His TV Suicide And Everything That Led Up T...

January 22, 2021

(Eighty Four Films, LLC) On January 22, 1987, Robert Budd Dwyer, the...

The Wannsee Conference: Where The Holocaust Was Planned...

January 20, 2021

The villa Am Großen Wannsee 56–58, where the Wannsee Conference was he...

The History Of The U.S.'s Peaceful Transition Of Power

January 19, 2021

The "President's House" in 1807. (White House/Wikimedia Commons) For as ...

Senate Sergeant At Arms: History Of The Police Officer ...

January 15, 2021

Mace of the U.S. House of Representatives. (United States House of Rep...

Martin Luther King, Jr.: Biography And Facts About The ...

January 14, 2021

(National Archives and Records Administration/Wikimedia Commons) Whe...

The Whiskey Ring: The First Time Abraham Lincoln's Repu...

January 9, 2021

A contemporary cartoon about the Whiskey Ring. (Thomas Nast/Wikimedia ...

War Of 1812: The Last Time The Capitol Was Stormed In A...

January 8, 2021

The British burning Washington. (Paul M. Rapin de Thoyras/Wikimedia Co...

Times Square History: The Weird Story Of The Evolution ...

December 30, 2020

(Byron Company/Wikimedia Commons) Anyone who visits New York City is...

History Of Fireworks: Who Invented Fireworks, And Why D...

December 29, 2020

(Mughal Style/Wikimedia Commons) Today, anyone can pick up inexpensi...

Three Wise Men History: Were They Wise? Who Were They? ...

December 23, 2020

(Toledo Museum of Art/Wikimedia Commons) Everyone who's heard the st...

Christmas Trees: History And Origins Of Why We Cut Down...

December 22, 2020

(Nagel Auktionen/Wikimedia Commons) While evergreens have long playe...

Gavle Goat: The Swedish Traditional Display That Vandal...

December 20, 2020

(Stefan/Wikimedia Commons) Every year in Gävle, Sweden, the locals c...

Scotland Banned Christmas For 400 Years: Became A Publi...

December 16, 2020

(Getty Images) The war on Christmas didn't start with holiday coffee...

Galveston Hurricane: The Deadliest Day In American Hist...

December 14, 2020

Removing dead bodies to the barges for burial at sea. (NOAA Photo Libr...

Hatshepsut: The Woman Who Became An Ancient Egyptian Ph...

December 12, 2020

Seated Statue of Hatshepsut, circa 1479–1458 B.C.E. (Metropolitan Muse...

History Of Dogs: Do Pugs Really Come From Wolves?

December 10, 2020

Female pug dog painting, 1802. (Bonhams London/Wikimedia Commons) Aside from ...

Poachers Killed By The Animals They Were Hunting: A Lis...

December 3, 2020

(Claude Kleynhans/Instagram) It never feels good to celebrate the de...

Victorian Era: 30 Facts, Customs, And Traditions Of The...

December 2, 2020

The Victorian era was a time of contrarian ideals: They covered themselv...

"Dr. Satan"/Dr. Marcel Petiot: The Serial Killer Real-L...

November 30, 2020

(Getty Images) Few people embodied the duality of man quite like Dr....

Albert Fish: Serial Killer Cannibal Who Ate Kids And Wr...

November 28, 2020

(Unknown author/Wikimedia Commons) Albert Fish was a gray man living...

Jeffrey Dahmer: Serial Killer Biography Of America's Mo...

November 27, 2020

(Getty Images) Cannibal, killer, monster: Jeffrey Dahmer has rightfu...

When Southern States Considered Thanksgiving An Attack ...

November 26, 2020

(Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal/Wikimedia Commons) Today, Thanksgiving...

Thanksgiving During The 1918 Spanish Flu

November 24, 2020

(Hulton Archive/Getty Images) On Thanksgiving 1918, the world was in the throes of a p...

J. Edgar Hoover Cross-Dressing: Did He Really?

November 21, 2020

Hoover photographed in 1959. (Federal Bureau of Investigation/Wikimedia Commons) ...

History of the Republican Party: The Evolution of U.S. ...

November 16, 2020

1874 Nast cartoon featuring the first notable appearance of the Republ...

Concession Speech History: How U.S. Presidential Candid...

November 14, 2020

William Jennings Bryan speaking at the 1908 Democratic National Conven...

How The World Reacted To Joe Biden Being Announced Pres...

November 13, 2020

People celebrate in the streets after the major networks declare Josep...

1820 U.S. Presidential Election: The Last President Who...

November 11, 2020

Portrait of James Monroe circa 1819. (Samuel Morse/Wikimedia Commons) ...

Ocoee Massacre Of 1920: When One Black Man Voting Spark...

November 5, 2020

(Orlando Weekly) Incidents of Election Day violence have occurred fo...