A Timeline of Working-Class Sitcoms

Over the years, there have been surprisingly few of them.
Portrait double (twin) herma of Herodotus and Thucydides, archetype from 400-350 BC. Gallery of Classical Art in Hostinné.

This Is Where the Word 'History' Comes From

The word 'history' evolved from an ancient Greek verb, but its definition has changed over the years
Author of this piece takes a photo of 18th century British antislavery medallions on display at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Can Art Museums Help Illuminate Early American Connections To Slavery?

New labels at the Worcester Art Museum are drawing attention to the connections between art, slavery, and wealth in early America.
A Chinese restaurant stands open for business.

How The White Establishment Waged A 'War' On Chinese Restaurants In The U.S.

Chinese restaurants are now an American staple, but in the past some Americans tried to shut them down.
Meschrabpom's American Negro Film Group, including Langston Hughes, aboard S.S. Europa on June 17, 1932.

The Soviet Anthology of “Negro Poetry”

In the 1930s, Soviet leaders decided that black American authors could teach Russians “to write social poetry.”
An advertisement for the Ford Country Squire Station Wagon.

Ford Says Farewell

America’s most iconic automaker plans to drive almost all of their passenger sedans into the sunset by 2020.
The top spellers from Lake McBride School in 1961, who would represent the school in the upcoming county Spelling Bee.

The Word Is ‘Nemesis’: The Fight to Integrate the National Spelling Bee

For talented black spellers in the 1960s, the segregated local spelling bee was the beginning of the long road to Washington, D.C.
The Spring 2017 Graduation Ceremony at Florida A&M University.

The History and Significance of Kente Cloth in the Black Diaspora

Kente serves as more than a pop of color at college graduations.
A usonian Frank Lloyd Wright design, commissioned in 1939 and built in Falls Church, Virginia. The living and dining spaces connect to a small, semi-open kitchen.

The Curse of an Open Floor Plan

The flowing, connected interior has become ubiquitous, and beloved. But it promises a liberation from housework that remains a fantasy.

The History of the Solo Cup, From the South Side to Star Wars

The ubiquitous plastic vessel has come a long way.
A performance of The Low Road at The Public Theater in New York City.

Unrevolutionary Bastardy

A review of a "The Low Road," a “mordantly anti-Hamiltonian” play that made its debut at New York's Public Theater this spring.
Publicity photo of Chuck Berry taken in 1957.

Chuck Berry Invented the Idea of Rock and Roll

The origins of rock and roll are unknown, but no one can deny the role Chuck Berry played.