Dancemaster Skybetter returns this week to help us uncover the bizarre origin of ballet.
How to steal a saint in five unsurprisingly convoluted steps, as recorded in golden mosaics in Venice, and explained by art historian Letha Ch’ien.
The original fanboys, or how secret societies turned into insurance companies (really!). Also, “secret society promoter” was a job back then. For a Not Actually Happening, this one has a lot of weird actual facts.
The Loch Ness Monster is not real. Sorry. But big game hunter Marmaduke Wetherell IS.
Because in this celebration of springtime stir-craziness, the biggest April Fools joke is April Fools Day itself. Also: how many terrible salad dressing puns can we come up with? How many different religious hats can we stack on top of…
This week we talk about fake fossils, fairweather friends, and far-too-credulous academics.