What If Jimmie Durham, Noted Cherokee Artist, Is Not Actually Cherokee?
He’s been called “the art world’s Rachel Dolezal.”
November 1, 2017
Remembering Baseball’s Right-Wing Rotation
When three Padres pitchers joined the John Birch Society in 1984, the sports world was challenged by a different kind of political activism.
October 31, 2017
Darwin's Early Adopters
A new book argues that Darwin failed to capture the American imagination because of the untimely death of Henry David Thoreau.
April 5, 2017
The Myth of the War of the Worlds Panic
Orson Welles’ infamous 1938 radio program did not touch off nationwide hysteria. Why does the legend persist?
Michael J. Socolow
October 28, 2013
American Spirit: A History of the Supernatural
On the occasion of Halloween, an exploration of previous generations' fascination with ghosts, spirits, and witches.
October 30, 2015
The 1960s Photographer Who Documented the Peace Sign as a Political Symbol
Jim Marshall photographed the spread of the peace sign between 1961 and 1968, with his images now published for the first time by Reel Art Press.
October 20, 2017
Dock Ellis & The LSD No-No
The story of the legendary pitcher and his 1970 drug-fueled no-hitter.
November 11, 2009
“Take Me Out to the Ball Game”: The Story of Katie Casey and Our National Pastime
The little-known story of one of the best known sing-along songs, and its connection to women's suffrage.
October 8, 2013
The Amnesia Plot
How 1940s films reinvented the ways stories are told onscreen.
October 25, 2017
You’ll Never See The Northern Lights
"Blade Runner: 2049" portrays a world that is both more terrifying and duller than the world of the franchise's original.
The New Inquiry
October 8, 2017
When Halloween Mischief Turned to Mayhem
Nineteenth-century urbanization unleashed the nation's anarchic spirits.
Zócalo Public Square
October 26, 2017
The Meaning of a Mustache
To shave or not to shave? At the start of the twentieth century, a trend away from facial hair reflected dramatic social and economic shifts.
October 23, 2017