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The Stories Behind 20 Famous Car Logos

Before brand management, public relations, marketing, and advertising firms dominated the process of creating company logos, there were family crests and city flags and mistresses to draw inspiration from. Here...
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A Dreamy History Of Teen Idol Magazines

The editors at Super Teen had some ironclad rules about the profiles of teen idols featured in their pages each month. An actor or musician’s bad behavior was never discussed; long-term relationships were barel...

Procopius

Procopius was the principal Byzantine historian of the 6th century, writing the Wars (or Histories), the Buildings of Justinian and the now-celebrated (and infamous) Secret History. He is commonly held to be th...
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A World History Of Pin-Up Art

As popular culture devoured its forbidden voyeuristic fantasies in pulp magazines, and later paperback books, another trend had begun to legitimize the pin-up as a serious art form: Higher brow fare offered by ...