Hadley Meares is a historical journalist based in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in outlets including Aeon, LA Weekly, LA Magazine, Curbed LA, LAist, and Atlas Obscura. She is also a historical tour guide in Los Angeles. You can find her recent work and upcoming appearances at hadleymeares.com.
With their songs "The Tide is High" and "Rapture," Blondie strayed from their punk rock roots and introduced reggae and rap music to the mainstream.
The 'Charlie’s Angels' star was at a crossroads and an early partnership with Kmart guided her toward a new industry and career.
Tubman continued to help the enslaved, becoming a leader of the Union and then serving the community until her death.
Members of the Wild Bunch, the robbers' life and death inspired the 1969 movie starring Paul Newman and Robert Redford.
The 28 month-long trip was the first American expedition to cross west of the Mississippi River.
The siblings from Ohio successfully launched the first airplane into the skies in 1903.
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While they were over 40 years apart in age, the writer and activist sought comfort, humor and companionship in each other.
While the monarch was a big fan of the playwright, for centuries people have questioned if the pair ever came face to face.
Secretive in both life and death, the playwright has remained an elusive figure.
Despite tales of the royal cousins' tense encounter, their meet-up is nothing more than a lie.