Joined: Dec 7, 2015
Esther Bergdahl is a freelance journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Past favorite reporting projects include singing the heavy metal of folk music, playing with sci-fi movie tech that's coming to the real world and meeting a man who once stole an airplane. You can read about those and more at estherbergdahl.com.
Emperor Norton, San Francisco’s Most Beloved 19th-Century Eccentric
Native American Writer and Activist Susette La Flesche
A Brief History of the Wiki—and Where It Might Be Going Next
9 Things You Might Not Know About Uncle Sam
He might have been named for a meat packer.
9 Magical Facts About 100 Years of Solitude
'One Hundred Years of Solitude' changed world literature, but there was much more than magic involved.
Occultist, Charlatan, Adventurer—Who Was Count Cagliostro?
He was one of the most talked-about men in Europe of the 18th century, but he's still hard to pin down.
7 Second Lives for Converted Mental Hospitals
New uses for old asylums, including museums, arts centers, and a luxury hotel.