A bottle of OxyContin in a Hollywood, Florida drugstore.

The Family That Built an Empire of Pain

The Sackler dynasty’s ruthless marketing of painkillers has generated billions of dollars—and millions of addicts.
Film poster for Gone with the Wind.

How Theaters and TV Networks are Changing the Way They Show Gone With the Wind

After almost 80 years, America is finally rethinking how it screens its favorite movie.
The cricket match played at Hoboken on October 3-6, 1859, between the All England Eleven and the U.S. Twenty-Two.

The Battle Between Baseball and Cricket for American Sporting Supremacy

We could have had a very different World Series.
Alfred Hitchcock and American actress Tippi Hedren explore Cannes together after the premiere of his thriller 'The Birds' (May 9, 1963)

Sexism and Male Voyeurism Have Been Intertwined Throughout Movie History

Harvey Weinstein and the history of the male cinematic gaze.
Arthur Szyk, 1942,

Jewish Heroes and Nazi Monsters

The many lives of ferocious cartoonist and illustrator Arthur Szyk at a jewel of a show at the New-York Historical Society.
Joni Mitchell, 1969

Joni Mitchell: Fear of a Female Genius

One of the greatest living artists in popular music still isn’t properly recognized.
Harvey Weinstein at the

Harvey Weinstein and Hollywood's Ugly Casting Couch History

Hollywood in its early days was not the kind of place where powerful men abused their power over women.
Trump-themed artwork adorns a wall at The Daily Show-produced 'Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library,' June 16, 2017.

One Person's History of Twitter, From Beginning to End

Twitter, valuing expansion over principles, achieved its goal of changing the world. But not in the way that it planned.
Girls waiting in line at bath house, New York City (1908-1916)

Public Baths Were Meant to Uplift the Poor

In Progressive-Era New York, a now-forgotten trend of public bathhouses was introduced in order to cleanse the unwashed masses.
The way people meet their partners has changed dramatically in recent years.

First Evidence That Online Dating Is Changing the Nature of Society

A new study suggests that online dating is influencing levels of interracial marriage, and even the stability of marriage itself.
An illustration from a 1910 book warning against the dangers of dance halls for young women.

Jane Addams’s Crusade Against Victorian “Dancing Girls”

Jane Addams, a leading Victorian-era reformer, believed dance halls were “one of the great pitfalls of the city.”
Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division escort the Little Rock Nine students into the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. (1957)

At a Moment of Racial Tumult, the Little Rock Nine Inspire an Opera

Sixty years after nine black students integrated Little Rock Central High School, they are becoming the heroes of a new work by Tania León.