In the 1920s, working-class women were hired to paint radium onto glowing watch dials — now, the last of them has died.
There's a theory going around Japan that could dramatically rewrite their history. It posits that Uesugi Kenshin, one of their greatest warlords, was actually a woman. And there's some pretty compelling evidence.
Actress Hedy Lamarr's dual identities as sex icon and brilliant inventor so baffled the press that the latter went virtually unknown for decades.
In short: I wanted a pithy title. In long: I'm not the one doing the rejecting -- the thing is, the big studios don't think they are, either. All is explained inside.
Hortense Mancini helped pioneer divorce amongst European nobility - and she did it her way, openly taking lovers and owning her own image. I did a short writeup on one of her more notable portraits.
When journalist Josh Levin began investigating an infamous welfare cheat, his story spiraled into an expose of one of the most outrageous female criminals in modern history.