The Pure Joy of HGTV’s ‘My Lottery Dream Home’

Finally, a shelter show we can just watch instead of hate-watch.

Source: Curbed
Published: Sep 21, 2018
Length: 7 minutes (1,856 words)

The Curious Case of Nashville’s Frail Sisterhood

During the Civil War, the Union Army put more than 100 prostitutes onto a boat leaving Nashville, as a way to prevent troops from contracting syphilis and gonorrhea:

“It took a week for the Idahoe to reach Louisville, but word of the unusual manifest list had reached that city’s law enforcement. Newcomb was forbidden from docking there and ordered on to Cincinnati instead. Ohio, too, was uneager to accept Nashville’s prostitutes, and the ship was forced to dock across the river in Kentucky—with all inmates required to stay on board.”

Source: Smithsonian
Published: Jul 9, 2013
Length: 8 minutes (2,160 words)