WEIRD HISTORY

Scottish crannogs may be older than Stonehenge

  By David Szondy – Aerial view of islet in Loch Langabhat. (Credit: University of Southampton/Fraser Sturt). Archaeologists from the Universities of Southampton and Reading have determined that some of Scotland’s famous lake dwellings are older than Stonehenge. Called “crannogs,” the little artificial …

When Women Ran Hollywood

by Juliette Fay – Mary Pickford, best known as “America’s Sweetheart,” was the most successful and highest paid actor of her time. She was also a shrewd business woman. Hold on. When did women—who produced only 18 percent of the 100 top-grossing movies …

George Mason: Lost Founder

By William G. Hyland Jr. –   America was woven together by three revered pieces of political paper: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. George Mason’s intellectual potency had a decisive role in shaping and producing all three …