Christopher Heaney
Christopher Heaney

Christopher Heaney is a writer and a Ph.D. candidate in history living in Lima, Peru. He is the author of Cradle of Gold and the executive editor of The Appendix, a new online journal of history. Follow him on Twitter.

The Vault
Dec. 21 2012 9:18 AMA Mysterious Failed Prophecy
  Slate Plus
Plus Roundups
March 5 2015 11:29 AM What We Like Right Now Our favorite picks for the week of March 2, curated by Slate writers and editors.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
March 6 2015 8:08 AM The Man Who Discovered Thiamin Today, we take vitamin B1 for granted. But it took a horrible, wasting disease—and lots and lots of chickens—for scientists to discover it.