Joined: May 20, 2016
Stassa Edwards is a writer based in Miami. Her essays have appeared in Aeon, Lapham's Quarterly, Cabinet Quarterly, Atlas Obscura and the Public Domain Review.
In the Chinese court, it was customary to use snuff bottles, small corked containers that kept the pricey contents fresh and flavorful.
Sophie Blanchard was renowned for her spectacular show, but her hydrogen-filled balloon combined with fireworks proved a deadly mix.
The modern "push present" has centuries-old roots.
Thousands once came to see a princess sculpted in butter.
The arm reliquary was a kind of prop that stood in for the saint.
A design from a rare work by one of the most innovative surgeons in Renaissance medicine.
A diplomat, spy, and celebrated fencer, D'Éon lived the first half of life as a man and the second half as a woman.