The Rest Is History

Lizard-like dinosaur paintings, the butt fumble, and immersing yourself in Watergate.

By Jaime Fuller

Friday, December 01, 2017


Window designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany, c. 1892. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, The Frelinghuysen Foundation Gift, in memory of H. O. H. Frelinghuysen, and Friends of the American Wing Fund, 1994.

• The evolving push and pull of lovingly regurgitated tradition and much-needed experimentation in the field of paleoart. (

• The Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid has a new online archive that lets you fall down the rabbit hole that is the history of Pablo Picasso’s Guernica. (Museo Reina Sofía)

• After World War II, a museum about American history traveled across the country on a train. It avoided exhibits on the rights of women, unions, or black people because such topics were sensitive. Instead of deciding whether white and black visitors would be able to enter the train simultaneously, the train just bypassed Memphis and Birmingham altogether. The museum was called the Freedom Train. (

• A new podcast tries to show what it felt like to live in the fifteen months before Richard Nixon’s resignation, a time when no one knew what the hell would happen the next day or if a presidency were about to topple. (Slate)

• RIP old manhole cover. (Hyperallergic)

• Bad news: those yeti bones belonged to bears. (University of Buffalo)

• An oral history of a moment in sports that just might be considered history at some point: the butt fumble. (ESPN)