Acquitting Elvis of Cultural Appropriation
His groundbreaking rock-n-roll was neither 'thievery' nor 'derivative blackness.'
The American Conservative
April 18, 2018
An Embarrassment of Witches
What's the real history behind Trump's 'witch hunt' tweets?
Mary Beth Norton
Perspectives on History
April 10, 2018
When the Government Refused to Use Slavery to Recruit Soldiers, the Media Had No Qualms
With questionable motives, America finally saw black Union soldiers living and dying alongside their white countrymen.
April 17, 2018
A Spoonful of Sitcom Synergy: 25 Years of the "Disney Episode"
Why don't TV families go to Disney World as much as they used to?
The A.V. Club
April 17, 2018
Every Song of the Summer Since 1958
Each year there is one undeniable 'song of summer'.
August 24, 2017
What the Guys Who Coined '420' Think About Their Place in Marijuana History
And how the term came to be code for pot-smoking in the first place.
Olivia B. Waxman
April 19, 2017
The Story of Pearl Jam, from a Seattle Basement to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
A look at the first year of the band originally known as Mookie Blaylock.
The Seattle Times
March 30, 2017
The Rise of the Image: Every NY Times Front Page Since 1852 in Under a Minute
Every single New York Times front page since 1852 in under a minute. Hint: Pay attention to the images!
February 22, 2017
The Hispanic Challenge
The persistent inflow of Hispanic immigrants threatens to divide the US into two peoples, two cultures, and two languages.
Samuel P. Huntington
October 28, 2009
The Slow Death of the Political Bumper Sticker
Why the campaign staple has been falling out of favor.
March 5, 2016
The Tools of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley’s sixty-year love affair with the word “tool.”
The New Yorker
April 11, 2018
Retiring Chief Wahoo
Detailing the history and the controversy behind an iconic baseball mascot.
April 6, 2018