Joined: Aug 27, 2019
Brigit Katz is a Toronto-based journalist covering arts and culture, history, science, and women's interest topics. She writes regularly for the website of Smithsonian Magazine and Tina Brown Media's Women in the World. Her work has also appeared in a number of other publications, including NYMag.com, Flavorwire, and Tablet Magazine.
Scientists found a key trait that makes words sound profane in multiple languages.
In the weeks leading up to Christmas 1983, pandemonium erupted at toy stores across America as shoppers scrambled to get their hands on Cabbage Patch Kids.
Sampson's confession played a central role in the North Berwick witch trials of the 1590s, entangling her with the ambitions of the Scottish king.
The stolen jewels have never been found, and their disappearance remains one of Ireland’s most tantalizing mysteries.
Surviving the 'Titanic' was not Jessop’s first escape from a maritime disaster—nor would it be her last.
Marie and Pierre Curie admitted to not fully understanding the source of radioactivity. Could a psychic medium named Eusapia Palladino reveal some clues?
Today, Bram Stoker is best known as the author of 'Dracula.' But in life, he was better known as a theatrical manager.
Mary Cassatt, known for her intimate paintings of mothers and children, was the only American artist invited to join the French Impressionists.
Arthur Conan Doyle created Sherlock Holmes, the most rational detective in literature. But he also believed in fairies.
From fossilized feces to antediluvian rodent nests, ancient objects are getting their DNA analyzed for clues about the past.
The youngest and least-understood member of the famous Brontë sisters was a bestselling novelist whose books shocked critics.
President Theodore Roosevelt was well-known as a conservationist, but that wasn't necessarily the reason there was no White House Christmas tree in 1902.