What Makes ‘The Living Dead’ My Film of 1968
In so many ways, George Romero's lo-budget horror film defined the year 1968.
New York Review of Books
September 4, 2018
How Cosby's 'Pound Cake' Speech Helped Lead to His Downfall
His moralizing accelerated the cultural backlash against him and provided evidence that would be used against him at trial.
April 26, 2018
Nostalgia is Gaming's Biggest Trend
"Tanglewood" is the first new Sega Genesis game in years - the latest example of gaming developers looking back, not ahead.
August 27, 2018
Where's the country music on Pitchfork's Best Albums of the 1980s?
September 13, 2018
How one creamy, peppery salad dressing became America’s favorite flavor.
New York Times
September 18, 2018
Serena Williams and 'Angry Black Women'
A racial stereotype rears its ugly head.
September 11, 2018
Why It’s Bad When It’s “Not That Bad”
Considering the history of street harassment in light of #MeToo.
May 1, 2018
Why We Say "OK"
How a cheesy joke from the 1830s became one of the most widely spoken words in the world.
September 12, 2018
Tattooing in the Civil War Was a Hedge Against Anonymous Death
Hidden tattoos captured soldiers' pride and patriotism, but also had a practical use.
August 13, 2018
Reconsidering Rudyard Kipling
Was the author and poet best known for 'The Jungle Book' and 'Kim' truly a racist imperialist?
The American Conservative
August 22, 2018
“It Was Us Against Those Guys”: The Women Who Transformed Rolling Stone in the Mid-70s
How one 28-year-old feminist bluffed her way into running a copy department and made rock journalism a legitimate endeavor.
August 28, 2018
As Swimsuit Season Ends, Pursuit of the ‘Bikini Body’ Endures
The "bikini body" is out. But the pressure to maintain the ideal female physique lives on.
Natalia Mehlman Petrzela
Made by History
August 30, 2018